Hobby Update – Wood Elves

My painting time (or more accurately, lack of) over the last few months has been rubbish even by my standards. I have about 6 different projects on the ‘tray’ and am flitting between them without really progressing on any. So I made a concerted effort to at least clear something by the end of the month. (Edit: this post should have gone out at the end of Feb but I forgot to post it – doh!).

I decided to tackle first the oldest items (in age rather than time spent on the painting board, as that ‘honor’ goes to the Glade Lord on Great Stag who is probably verging on at least 6 months. *hangs head in shame*).

In this case the oldest were a wood elf 4th ed. command group. These I painted to match the 1st and 2nd generation wood elf plastic archers I completed over the last few months.

This was very much inspired by Azazel’s neglected model challenge. I’ve only had these models since the early 90’s…

And as a bonus, I completed a second command group (also 4th ed.). These were the matching set of the above but for a melee unit. They were designed to go with the old 4th ed. metal wood elf spearmen, of which I have a load and yes they are also part painted from way back in the day and have now joined the paint board. The spearmen are entitled the Crimson Guard (for reasons that will soon become obvious) and will be fielded as Eternal Guard.

The standard bearer in this group is one of my all time favourite wood elf sculpts. It’s just something about the way he grasping the cloak round himself (and has nothing to do with me wishing I could do that in the artic bloody cold we currently have here!). This is offset by the champion being one of my least favourite.

The banners have yet to be completed but I’m going old school with them and will be sketching/tracing a yet to be decided design onto paper and then painting it, before cutting and glueing it to the pole (in a similar way to my Orcs from the same period).

5 thoughts on “Hobby Update – Wood Elves

  1. Nice, I like the contrast between the naturalistic greens and the bright pinks. The ‘neglected model’ challenge from Azazel has certainly been effective; I’ve seen so many fellow bloggers mentioning it as inspiration.

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    1. Cheers Argent. It was definitely a great idea and this combined with a forum member challenging me to do a wood elf model a day has boosted my output considerably if only for the reminiscent factor with these older models.
      I do also need to break my love of ‘warlock purple’, if only because my bottle is nearly empty.

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  2. Great work here as well, mate – any chance for a post combining the command with the troops (and also the guys in green)? I’ll be putting together the (belated) Neglected Model Challenge round-up this weekend – if all goes to plan!

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