Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is done!

So tonight, i finally call it. I'm done. Whatever i do after this point, is pure bonus.

I'm so glad to be done, and i have to say, it feels good to complete another army. As of right now, i have 3 completely painted Fantasy army ; Ogres, Nurgle Carnival and Dark Elves. Each one were done with something in mind ;

Ogres, it was my first army, so i was learning. Learning to highlight/shade flat surface, learning to just paint correctly.
Nurgle Carnival was learning to airbrush, learning to convert and follow a paint scheme.
Dark Elves was learning to use minimal color palette, NMM, and a few new things about prepping and painting model (like never touching a model with our oily fingers..)

I am VERY satisfied with this army, and i can't wait to start another. So many ideas, so many new challenge, i can't wait.

For now, Pictures!!!!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 24 of 30 left

Peg Master done! Thank god.

He still needs a base, but i don't care, i still can call him finished! Pretty happy with the final result, considering he took me roughly 6 hours today to paint. Pictures after the breaks...

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 22 of 30 left

Got to say, i'm very happy with my night. In roughly 4 hours i managed to basically complete about 90% of my Shrine. Still some bits to do, and the crew, which i completely forgot, but i'm well on time.

Hopefully tomorrow i finish it, and start working on my Peg Master.

For now, pictures!

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 21 of 30 left Part 2

My goal tonight was to do alot of the metal on my shrine, with my goal being to finish the chassis friday. A pretty big challenge, but with so little day left, i need to start painting faster....

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 21 of 30 left (!!!)

A small post tonight, just to show my finished Executionner before i start on something else...

Threw in Hellebron and my Sorceress on their respective base.

Have to say, i really like how they came out.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 16 of 30 left

2 weeks left. only two weeks. So it's time to get the pedal to the floor and paint Faster!

Tonight i spent a good chunk of the night painting details on my Executionner, and started building the Shrine.

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 15 of 30 left, Part 2

It is now 1:25 AM. I said i would finish their weapon, and i did. So. Damn. Tired...

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 15 of 30 left, Part 1

Tonight, i'm decided ; i'm finishing the sword on my executionner. Started a bit late, but i'm determined to be done before i go to bed, even if i get to sleep really, really late.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 14 of 30 left, and an army shot.

Tonight is gonna be brief, because i didn't paint much, and i want to get to bed early.

I started on the Executionner sword. Started. I did a whole 5, one of which has no sword (musician). Still, i started, and that's something. I know how they look, i know how to make them, now tomorrow, i need to finish them.

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 13 of 30 left.

Tonight, i really, really impressed myself.  I managed to paint 5 hours straight, without taking much of a break (maybe 30 minutes to find something to play in the background, which ended up being Tremendous027 firsts few reports i never watched before).

With that massive paint session, i managed to get alot done. My goal was to finish the armor, which meant shading and highlighting the armor completely for thte 25 models.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 12 of 30 left. Part 2


feeling better (already!) and decided to get ride of those executionner before they get the best of me, i found a new approach to the scary progress that is painting the armor ; doing one part at a time, on each models.

for this, i decided to start with the easiest, and most apparent part ; the shoulderpads.

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 12 of 30 left. Part 1 (lets hope for a Part 2!)

And i'm back at painting my executionner, with a stuffed nose, and a severe  desire to go curl in a corner and sleep.

Today's goal is to finish all basecoat on metal, and start/hopefully finish the armor, leaving me with the weapon, and random bits tomorrow and wednesday. I want to be able to start on the shrine before friday, so its a very tight schedule. Will i sleep this week?

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 11 of 30 left

Wh... what? 5 days. Yes, 5 days spent sleeping and snooring and waking up feeling like i just kissed papa nurgle armpits... The flu, the great big f*'n flu took a week out of my schedule, and pushed me way behind on target.

The good news, i did manage to get somethign done, between a few dose of NyQuil, random pills, and tissue box.

First thing i managed to do, is finished glueing my Witch Elves to their base. About that, let me tell you a little story ;
Not so long ago (2009?) in 7th ed, when i started playing warhammer, i went with Ogres. Back then, they were bad, really bad, and i was too, so it was allright. At some point, i went with Dark Elves, to learn to win. Then, i met my first hate ; Corsairs. The model was nice. Their stats were somewhat nice, but ranking them...

Simply put, no matter what i did pre-game, after first turn, it always looked like a big pile of turd. Needless to say, as soon as i could, i stopped playing them and they been shelved since. I heard there's some magic trick to help rank them properly, but i'm too annoyed with them to care...

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 6 of 30 left

Today was supposed to be a day off, but since i was falling behind a bit, i decided to do some work on it anyway.

I only have 24 days left, and i really need to finish everything, so clock is ticking.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 5 of 30 left

Day 4 is nearly over. I had some catch up to do since i couldnt prime my Executionner last night due to time, so i spent a good 6 hours finishing my witches, painting the remaining bits on my Dark Rider, and Priming my Executionner. I even took some extra time to finish my Dark Rider completely and glue the shield and Xbow to their side.

Once that was done, i did some work on my bases, and added snow to my Witche's and one unit of Dark Rider. With a good coat of gloss, i'm pretty happy with the final result of those bases. It's miles from what i was aiming at at first, but i think its very different, and goes well with my color scheme...

Excuse my crappy cellphone picture, my wife (or me, but i rather blame the wife) lost our camera charger....

Obviously, bases arent finished yet ; i still need to clean them up, and paint their side, but i'm waiting until everything is completely dry before doing anything more to the base. I somewhat hope people will still understand what my bases are, and not just think those are blue rocks on snow....

From the picture you can also notice i glued the crossbow to the horse side. That has to be the worst thing to glue in this army. No matter how you try, it never seems to fit. I had maybe 2 that went well out of the ten i glued.

The shield are from old sprues, i think warriors. I wante to use those as they are flat, compared to the one that come in the box which has a bird on it. I wanted flat surface for either freehands, or at least to be "neutral". I simply don't like that my whole army all have different iconography on their shield.

Annnnd, still undecided on that front plate. I think i'll just keep them gray and say fuck it. Maybe i'll add blood spatter, as if they were using it to ram into infantry.

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 4 of 30 left

Once again, report for my day/night of painting.

Today i decided to spend some quality time with two of my daughters, so i didn't get to do anything until they were in their bed, so basically, while everyone was watching a very, very boring superbowl, i was painting dark elves.

I'm happy to say they are about 95% done, with just some small parts missing, that i usually just basecoat purple, so tomorrow they should be completely done in a matter of an hour or so.

Hellebron, her 10 friends, and the medusa are pretty much done. The witch are done exactly like the rest, so they should fit in pretty easily.

Hellebron is a pretty nice lady. It was a walk in the park to highlight her armor, and i think it came out very nice. I'll most likely end up doing a small freehand on the bottom of her dress, but for now she's staying as is.

So my goal for today is almost finished. I wanted to prime my executionner as well, but i ran out of time, so i'll prime them tomorrow. The medusa and witches should be finished tomorrow too, and hopefully starting to glue them to their base. Or at least finish their base.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Dark Elves : the race is on! Day 3 of 30 left

Tonight, i once again spent a good part of the night painting my Witch Elves. I am now starting the really annoying part of the paint scheme ; NMM. It's not that it's hard to paint, or that it looks bad, its just that its so damn long to paint small individual parts, and Witch Elves have those EVERYWHERE!

So it took me 4 hours to paint the metal, minus the weapons and the cloth.

When i look at them, i can't stop thinking how hard they will be to rank and file....