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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old 05-07-10, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Default High Elves Project Log

Hey guys, I posted a couple of threads at the end of last year when I first had thoughts about starting this army, and now I've collected most of the models and started some painting I thought I'd move it to the Project Logs area and get some pictures up.

So here goes I guess, I'd really appreciate some feedback (let me know if the picture quality is alright, these are all taken on my phone so don't expect too much!)

These are mostly just test models I've done to try out the colour scheme, but I'm happy with it and I'm getting started on the units.

The first attempt at the Shields was done using the 7th Edition book as a guide for the runes, but after I looked back through the 6th Edition Army book, I thought those versions looked much better so I re-did them. (I originally planned to go with the sea-guard design on the shields like i've done on the bolt Thrower accessories, but I don't think the white would work too well across the whole army)

Anyway, I think I'll leave it there for today and try to add more as I go.

I'll posts updates with the background and theme of the army, some army lists, and of course more pictures of progress very soon! so stay tuned ;)
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Nice to see another fantasy log

Colour scheme looks good and the freehand on the shields looks nice and neat. The spear poles look a little flat, but otherwise i can't wait to see more


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great to see a fantasy log.. keep up the good work, be nice to see more!

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Looks like you've got the start of a nice, clean, coherent army there mate. Well done. Looking forward to seeing some more.

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Thanks for the feedback guys!

Yeah I did notice the lack of fantasy logs. I'm much more of a fantasy fan than LOTR or 40k, but I do play all three.

@Varakir: Yeah I will be highlighting those up at some point maybe as light as Bleached Bone?

Also, would people like to see some models before they are painted up?

Thanks, Aaron
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Here are some pictures of models I've put together with a little bit of kitbashing.

The models are:

- A High Helm from one of my Silver Helms Units
- A Noble with Battle Standard
- A Hawkeye from one of my Archers Units
- A couple of converted Ellyrian Reavers (With Wood Elf Glade Guard heads)
- One of my Archers (I used armoured bodies so that they can merge with the Spearmen to form Sea Guard Units)
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File Type: jpg Archers Hawkeye Resized.jpg (121.1 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg Battle Standard Bearer Resized.jpg (147.2 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg Ellyrian Reaver Resized 2.jpg (134.6 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg Battle Standard Bearer Resized 1.jpg (140.2 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg Dragon Mage on Foot Resized.jpg (117.6 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg Ellyrian Reaver Resized.jpg (144.8 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg Ellyrian Reaver Resized 1.jpg (135.7 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg High Elf Archer Resized.jpg (92.5 KB, 0 views)
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and also a Mage using a Wood Elf Spellsinger with the cloak from the Lord on Dragon kit, and the foot version of my Dragon Mage

and thanks for the rep guys :D
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Btw heres what models I have and the army list I plan to go with at 2250pts (open to suggestions though, so feel free!)

1 Dragon (option for Prince or Dragon/Archmage)
1 Prince/Noble on Barded Elven Steed
1 Battle Standard Bearer (On foot)
1 Prince/Noble (on foot, the metal one with the axe, shield and lion cloak)
1 Mage/Archmage (the Dragon Mage on foot could also be used as a Mage I guess...)

42 Spearmen (with 2 Command Groups)
40 Archers (with 2 Command Groups)

5 Dragon Princes (with Command Group)
2 Units of 5 Silver Helms (with Command Groups, could also be used as Ellyrian Reavers with Spears)
6 Ellyrian Reavers (with bows and Musician)
3 Shadow Warriors (need to buy a couple more at some point)

2 Bolt Throwers

I think that's it at this point, and I don't plan to buy anything else anytime soon, as I haven't painted what I've got, and also I don't have any money whatsoever!

Here's The Army List

Lords

High Elf Prince 223
Star Lance, Heavy Armour, Shield, Barded Elven Steed

Heroes

Dragon Mage of Caledor 410
Level 2, Guardian Phoenix

High Elf Mage 185
Level 2, the Silver Wand, 2 Dispel Scrolls

Core

16 Archers 191
Hawkeye, Musician

16 Archers 191
Hawkeye, Musician

23 Lothern Sea Guard 349
Full Command, War Banner

Special

5 Dragon Princes of Caledor 225
Full Command, Foe Bane

5 Silver Helms 155
Full Command, Shields

6 Ellyrian Reavers 121
Musician, Bows

Rare

Repeater Bolt Thrower 100

Repeater Bolt Thrower 100

Total = 2250 points

C&C welcome

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Heres a couple more things I've been working on:

I've tried to keep the Dragon quite neutral and not commit too much to a particular breed (Sun, Moon or Star). I also collect Empire, Orcs & Goblins and Vampire Counts, so it could be used as a Sun, Moon or Star Dragon, an Imperial Dragon, and (if the opponents arent too fussy) a Zombie Dragon or Wyvern as well.

Also shown are:
- The 2 options for dragon riders; An unpainted Prince, and a WIP Dragon Mage (I think I'll darken the turquoisey colour, make it a much darker blueish colour).

- a WIP Bolt Thrower I just started painting up today (attempting to do all the currently Snakebite Leather areas with Non Metallic Metal, wish me luck!)

- A few more WIP spearmen (Front rank this time, I plan to use 2 or 3 ranks, 7 models wide)

I really should learn to finish one thing before starting 3 others! hopefully this Project Log will motivate me to actually get things finished.

As always, C&C welcome

Cheers,
Aaron
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File Type: jpg High Elf Prince on Dragon.jpg (155.2 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg Dragon Resized 2.jpg (176.7 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg Bolth Thrower WIP.jpg (123.0 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg WIP Bolt Thrower.jpg (131.0 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg WIP Spearmen.jpg (118.4 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg Spearmen WIP.jpg (159.1 KB, 9 views)
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