Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Next Big Thing

"Vig used to call me 'Elf boy', and I'd call him 'filthy human'. As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me, never got dirty. And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him. And he'd say to me, 'Oh, go manicure your nails.'"
Orlando Bloom

After that subtle introduction, you probably guessed that my next army is Elves. Congratulations, you are correct! Based on who I quoted, you probably guessed Legolas will be part of the force. So sorry, you lose. I'm going with 700pts of High Elf goodness. I'm leaning toward Rivendell, with Elrond in the lead. But I also bought a few other Elf heroes to swap out. It seems the only modification you can make to a pure Elf force is the hero. Everything else is a warrior. A bit dull.

Here's what the force looks like in its current state.

 That's a bit underwhelming. You may have noticed a few models are actually painted. Despite thinking "Rivendell" I'm actually painting a "Grey Havens" color scheme. Check out my test paints.

Once again I am defeated by crappy photography skills and an overwhelming laziness to improve my photography. But you get the idea. They aren't this washed out in real life. While individually the color scheme might look somewhat "blah," when you group up a bunch they look far more impressive.

This is what I'll be working on for probably the next month. Despite an easy to paint color scheme, I'll find a way to make it take far longer than necessary.

"Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. "
Matt Groening


Mike G. said...

Looking good Jerry. Glad someone is doing something minis related!

Jerry said...

Thanks, Mike! I've always wanted to do an Elf army. No better time than the present to take that on.