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Author Topic: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P. Updated 11th Dec  (Read 5303 times)

Offline guitarheroandy

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Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P. Updated 11th Dec
« on: July 22, 2013, 10:39:35 PM »
Well, after months of EBAYing and generally not painting, I finally pulled my finger out (as it were) and painted the first two 80's Elves from the pile I have recently amassed...

Here is the General and a Wardancer...

I have discovered that I am now incapable of painting eyes (my own are pretty well shot for that level of detail) and I decided straightaway to not bother being too traditionally 80's in my basing style either! However, all things considered, I like these guys! They have painted up really well. Am in the middle of painting a test swordsman and then it's onto a unit of 10 knights, all mounted on mail-barded horses to be the General's bodyguard... Mighty hard they look too (we'll soon fix that with a few flowers on the bases though!!  :lol: )

Enjoy!





« Last Edit: December 11, 2013, 10:17:14 PM by guitarheroandy »

Offline Bloodysword

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P.
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 11:17:55 PM »
Great paint jobs! I love the old elves.  The bases are aces. How did you do the flowers?

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 12:02:08 AM »
Thank you! The flowers are dead easy to do. I just use clump foliage, which I (very carefully ) superglue to the base (this makes the foliage go harder than if I use PVA) Once it's dry I just dot paint on for the flowers. The pink ones are done with Foundry Winestain red (shade and highlight) and the white ones with Foundry Arctic Grey shade highlighted white. Very simple and very effective.

Offline Mason

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P.
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 12:06:16 AM »
These are great, Andy.
You done an excellent bit of brush-wielding with these.
 :-*

An added bonus is that they are two of my favourite figures from that era.
Some of the best Elves were made at that time.
 8)


Not sure about the West Ham colours, though.... :'(

Offline Blue in vt

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P.
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 01:27:07 AM »
 :o  :-* I
I love both!  Never really cared for that wardancer....but yours looks fantastic!

Cheers,

Blue
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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P.
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 04:08:10 AM »
Ahhhh, old-school Jes Goodwin elves... some of the finest ever made!  :-*
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Offline Glitzer

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P.
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 05:46:10 AM »
Everey time I see some well painted Oldhamemr Elves I wonder why GW has changed their design. Great job Andy.
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Offline axiom

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P.
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 07:44:49 AM »
Stunning work. I love the colour combinations, unlike Blue, he's one of my favourite wardancers - its a treat to see him painted so nicely!

Offline Ray Earle

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P.
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 02:20:54 PM »
Those elves bring back many a happy last stand against numerous plastic skeletons.  :D

Great days.

Lovely paintwork too, looking forward to seeing more.
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Offline guitarheroandy

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Re: Guitarheroandy's High Elves W.I.P. UPDATE 11th December
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 10:16:54 PM »
Well, after almost 6 months of doing other stuff, I have come back to my Elves, chiefly because a friend and I have just found on EBAY all the rules and army books for WFB 5th edition!! So, my 'Oldhammer' Elves are back on! (Ok, 5th edition is probably 'quite old-ish hammer' rather than strictly 'Oldhammer', but who cares?)

I have refreshed the painting and basing on some of my 1990s Elves and have started to create regiments. Most of the models here are 4th-6th edition, although a handful of the archers are 80s Melniboneans or early Marauder/Citadel High/Wood Elves.

On the painting table are 10 80s Elf knights, all on mail-barded horses, along with a 90s Bolt Thrower that needs a tidy-up and a rebase.

Here are the spearmen, accompanied by a mage...new banner (handpainted), new shield designs and refreshed painting on spears and armour, plus new basing





Here are the archers - a right old mix of models!! new basing and a new banner (hand painted)





Here are the White Lions accompanied by a hero/General type figure. Just new basing on these.





And the Swordmasters...new basing on these too





Here's the whole force thus far, including an eagle and the 80s General/King model from the first post...



In the painting queue after the Knights and bolt thrower are a 90s chariot (awaiting two 80s steeds), 10 80s Silver Helms (unbarded horses), 16 80s archers (Melniboneans plus the Wood Elf chaps in studded leather armour); 18 80s spearmen, 12 Shadow Warriors (actually 80s Wood Elf archers in various hoods, leather armour, etc) two mages (80s vintage), the 80s Elf Chariot and another eagle.

While this is clearly a long-term project, at least the prospect of some games has inspired me to get some kind of move on and paint some stuff!!
« Last Edit: December 12, 2013, 08:00:00 AM by guitarheroandy »

Offline grant

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P. Updated 11th Dec
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 12:26:10 AM »
Very nice!
I once got 30 Maiden Guard for $20. It was the deal of a lifetime! You should hunt for some!

Sadly, the only picture of my entire High Elf army is these converted Sea Guard:
Itís a beautiful thing, the destruction of words - Orwell, 1984

Offline guitarheroandy

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P. Updated 11th Dec
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 08:02:44 AM »
Oooh...shiny!! Superbly painted models. I never liked those particular Elf plastics, but your painting really makes such a difference!! The shields are particularly striking!

Well done.

It's a pity you don't have other pics, as I bet the rest of the army is stunning.

Maiden guard (the old models) are currently selling for silly money on EBAY...wish I hadn't sold my original ones years ago... ::)

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P. Updated 11th Dec
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 10:52:20 AM »
Simply stunning!

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P. Updated 11th Dec
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 11:29:31 AM »
The Pointy Eared Ones certainly painted up BEAUTIFULLY. WONDERFUL WORK!
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Offline Doomhippie

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Re: Guitarheroandy's 80's High Elves W.I.P. Updated 11th Dec
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 11:55:01 AM »
That's the army I dreamed of in 1991...

And I really like those flowers. Elves are just so... organic...  lol
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