About 3 or 4 years ago I fancied picking up some Dark Elves - lord knows what prompted me as I'd not looked at a GW model for about 3 years at the time. I purchased the army book and fancied creating a force from around the Viper Mountains; fluff wise I'd use Cold Ones a fair bit, snakes/dragon iconography, cold colours, lots of crossbows, corsairs and shades and steer away from Khainite elements. I'd also planned to stick my Lord on a Carnosaur. The idea was to create a purely fluff army, no real intention to play (never even rolled a dice in WHFB).
Dug them up the other week, inspired by the new releases, so here's what I've got so far:
1st Unit of warriors. All my army would feature the snake/dragon logo, with slight variation in runes on the shields etc to denote units.
Shows a little bit of progression in the model. Have gone for a laquered armour plate as opposed to metallics (which need darkening now, too silver). Pale blue skin due to the chill of the mountain. Needs a shade lighter possibly.
An almost complete warrior. Had no idea how to base back then. He'll be on a rock/snow/grass base; very little green. Need to paint a rune on the shield eventually.
Tried to individualise a little more due to the limited poses.
Bolt thrower and crew.
Hoping to add a unit of corsairs, a unit of cold ones, plenty of cross bows, a sorceress/or on cold one, a dread lord on cold one and maybe that Carnosaur riding Lord. Not sure what else.
Oh, 1 more thing. The missus really liked the witch models. I bought a unit for her, a sorceress and a sorceress on a cold one. These are the only models she's ever painted - I was impressed anyway!
These'll be kept seperate from my force, but thought they'd be interesting to share none the less!