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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 :good:
 

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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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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! :p

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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Waystones

Hi guys, Im think im starting to see why there arent many fantasy project logs on here! is no-one interested at all? a little feedback would be great!

Anyway, heres an update:

I made some waystones as a bit of themed scenery to go with the army.

I used an old white dwarf article (WD308) on modelling Wood Elf Waystones, and just changed the rune to one from the High Elves army book.

I also made a couple of ruined waystones, mainly because I had lots of little pieces of Polystyrene left over :p

The runes were engraved using a biro and the bases are just layers of cardboard with filler covereing the gaps.

apparently I can't upload the pictures though... is there a maximum amount you can have in one thread?
 

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Hi guys, Im think im starting to see why there arent many fantasy project logs on here! is no-one interested at all? a little feedback would be great!
Well i'm definitely interested, though it's hard to know what to comment on when you have so many pics in one post. Personally i find the logs easier reading when it's 1 squad or 1-2 models in a post. Might just be me though :p

I love that dragoin model, and your doing an excellent job painting it up. I think the blending could be a little more graduated, but unless your getting close up the effect is very good.

The converted Ellyrian Reaver is wicked as well. A squad of those will look really nice.
 

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cheers buddy, I'll try to bear all that in mind!
I have 6 Ellyrian Reavers converted the same way, so maybe next post I'll get some pics of those up?

any ideas why its saying the photo's are too large?
I resized them all the same way as before :/

anyway, thanks for showing interest and the advice :)
 

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Its probably easier to use a hosting site rather than using attachments like you are.

Photobucket.com is the one I use but there are others which are ok.

Your Dragon caught my eye in particular but the whole army is very nice, its nice to see something other than the standard colour scheme

Please carry on with posting your project, its hard being one of the few WHF project
loggers but only with the perseverance of members like yourself will it get better.

+Reppage
 

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Thanks a lot Vash, I will have to look into that now.
I'm not too bright with computers if I'm honest, but if I can sort something out I will have some more progress for you guys soon!

Aaron
 

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Hello again,

So I was hoping for a game today against my friend's Chaos army (or one of three really, he has Chaos Daemons, Warriors of Chaos, and a Monster Army using Throg the Troll King), but I couldn't make it in the end, as my brother is in the process of moving out, and we're all switching bedrooms and it's just a bit hectic at home right now...

Anyway, the main subject of this post.... hooooopefully, here are the pictures of the Waystones, uploaded via photobucket :good:


Now to finish that first Repeater Bolt Thrower...
 

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Now they look cool and using a pencil/pen to do the runes is an inspired notion.

Are you sealing them with something before painting them?

On a side note if you use the code you can pop the pics straight in the post without using the attachments. :)

Also good for signatures should you want one.
 

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Good stuff! It's nice to see a High Elf army; I even like the wood elf inspired look.

The Ellyrian Reavers are good, though I'm not sure about the amount of armour on them.
 

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My first contact with the Warhammer was actually High Elves some editions back, remember I read that army book over and over again before I got into the hobby myself. Lovely to see someone making a log about them!

I like the green dragon, the skin/scale looks very good. However the braces (the metal) looks a bit off compared to the rest of the model. To me it feels like they are missing a wash (badab black or similar).

Keep up the good work!
 

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@Syph: yeah the scale mail does look a bit too heavy for fast cavalry, but I'll try to make it not stand out when I paint it, maybe give it 2 washes rather than one?

@ xenobiotic: Funny you should say that, I gave the dragon's armour plates a Badab Black wash earlier today :p

@all: thanks for the comments, I have finished the first Repeater Bolt Thrower tonight and will try to get the crew done and some pics up tomorrow :eek:k:
 
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