View Full Version : LOTR Elves

28-10-2009, 05:09 AM
Fresh from the table (well... sort of... I had to put up a WIP log first) Elves! And not evil ones this time!


28-10-2009, 06:01 AM
Looking mighty fine, the green really make them quite unique. Any plans for the planner, some nice elvish pattern or something?

28-10-2009, 06:11 AM
Definite plans in the making. I had already made a symbol to put on the banner, it was a series of golden circles interjoined with lines. Unfortunatey... I didn't like it, so I painted over it and went back to the drawing board. I'm hoping for something to come to mind soon... maybe a Battle of Unnumbered Tears theme...

28-10-2009, 08:01 PM
Nice job Car! Rep!

30-10-2009, 05:48 AM
More! More!!!! MOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!


31-10-2009, 07:33 PM
Simple....rep on route :D

02-11-2009, 07:00 PM
I think I said it in the WIP and I'll say it again: I really like these guys, very well done indeed! I'd rep you but I think I ran out.

23-11-2009, 02:09 AM
NIOCE work on the cloaks! How did you do it? :happy:

Only one comment really, I think that the lack of shading on the flesh really lets the overall paintjob down. Maybe a subtle wash or inking would balance that out slightly?

Also, I assume you will not be leaving the bases as they are right now?

23-11-2009, 04:13 AM
Funny you mention the faces. Upon seeing this zoomed in version I booke dit back to my paint station and prepaired to add another ink wash (I had already painted a base coat of bestial brown, followed by a dry brush of elf flesh followed by a wash of devlin mud)... to my surprise, they were very deep cut with shadows and to a quality I would expect. it would appear the camera simply didn't pick it up, so they have stayed the same.

The cloaks are very easy to do, I picked up the trick from mass painting dark elves. I started with a base coat of Dark Angels green, then a dry brush of goblin green and snot green, then a wash of thraka green and then another drybrush of goblin green. The whole thing only takes maybe 10 minutes each (not including drying time of the ink) and looks very well shaded and fantastic.

The bases will have static grass eventually, as these elves clearly don't belong in the desert like my Tau do. I havn't gotten around to basing them, but when I do I think I will use the autumn grass (browns and reds mixed in with a little green) to give them something to contrast the green of their cloaks and compliment the gold of their armour.

23-11-2009, 01:38 PM
Ah right, fairy nuff! I don't really know anything about cameras, so I have no idea how you would go about showing the detail. I'll take your word for it! :happy:

If I ever paint cloaks (and I think I probably will end up doing so when I eventually paint and convert some chosen for my CSM army), I'm totally using that technique. How would you suggested adapting that technique for beige robes?

I meant like... Will you paint the sand? I've always thought sand left unpainted makes the whole thing look unfinished. Even if it's just painted "sand colours" again, it just finishes off the model perfectly.

23-11-2009, 09:28 PM
On occasion I've inked and painted my sand, but I've found the natural look looks far more... natural... than painted and inked sand.