This week I finally took the plunge into my bag of unpainted lead and came up with a ton of Reaper miniatures that I've been intending to paint. These models were to be my Elven warband for Song of Blades and Heroes. I was originally going to model them after World of Warcraft's Silverwing Sentinels. The Sentinels are supposed to have all female Elves as their warriors. But that was about as far as I got. Once I realized how much conversion would be needed to make them look like "WoW standard" I gave up the idea.
Despite the number of figures I painted this week, it really was not too difficult to complete. I kept to basic color schemes an kept the word "forest" in mind as I worked. That solved most color choice problems. The rest was just slinging paint. Here's what I got done.
Blood Elf, though lacks the gigantic ears. I know Blood Elves have nothing to do with Silverwing Sentinels. But at this point I didn't care.
according to Reaper. Next to her is the standard caster elf. I really liked the way she came out. I also picked different colors to break up the incessant green of everything else.
On the left we have the iconic rogue figure from the Pathfinder line. Next to her is the only "dude" in the group. I picked this model because I really liked the way it looked. You can't see it at this angle, but he wearing chain mail under his surcoat.
That's what I got painted this week. There are a few other models for this SBH list that I painted earlier but didn't document. Now I present those below.
Finally, I picked up an Avatars of War vampiress model to lead my undead warband. I painted this one a while ago, too. Despite the awesome look of the model online, I was unimpressed with what I actually got. There was a disfiguring mold line or some sort of defect that ruined her face. She does not scale well with any of my other models. It was just a huge disappointment. I painted her anyway, and tried to do what I could with her ruined face. Overall, it's not too bad; but the scale problem is so obvious that I can't really use the model.