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Author Topic: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant (Update p2 1.7.15)  (Read 8223 times)

Offline guitarheroandy

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Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant (Update p2 1.7.15)
« on: June 18, 2015, 07:00:05 PM »
I bought a load of Oldhammer Elves of EBAY a couple of years ago with the original intention of painting them up to add to my 90s High Elves. However, after painting the general, it all stalled.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago Dan Mersey sent me a draft copy of his upcoming Osprey release 'Dragon Rampant' as a 'thank you' for play testing his Colonial rules and I got the Fantasy bug again. So I decided to drag the Oldhammer Elves out and sort out a classic Elf army for those rules. Those old 80s sculpts just scream 'Wood Elf', so that's what I decided on. Accordingly, I rebased the General I'd already painted and refreshed his colour scheme to be more 'Wood Elf', using a host of greens, plus ochre and terracotta. Then I looked at the armoured knights I had begun all those months ago. I had already done all the mail, plus the armour plates on the horses, so although I've largely abandoned the 'Dallimore' painting approach due to worsening eyesight, I decided I'd press on and complete them in that style, leaving the archers, close-combat infantry and war dancers to be done in my 'dip and highlights' style. Here's the result on the first two cavalry (plus the General). I was pleased to pick up some 90s GW Wood Elf decals off EBAY and they really make the shields, I think... The General can be fielded as a 'singled model unit' functioning like a unit of 6 knights by himself, or can be fielded with these two knights to be a 'reduced model unit', functioning as a unit of 6 knights normally would. I intend to paint another 4 knights to give me lots of options going forward, but they don't half take ages to do!!! I have a unit of armoured infantry and a unit of archers in progress too...

I hope you like the pics...

« Last Edit: July 01, 2015, 07:03:37 PM by guitarheroandy »

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 07:17:52 PM »
Lovely stuff

Offline Faust23

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 07:44:28 PM »
Looking good! I'm starting to prep & prime all of this range too. I love to see other people's work on my favorite Elf models.  Keep the pics coming!  :-*
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Offline Quendil

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 08:00:25 PM »
Great work

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 08:02:29 PM »
VERY nicely done. Splendid show.  8) 8) 8)

Offline Vermis

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 08:17:30 PM »
Those shields are lush.  :D All the greens and gold look good too. Great all over.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago Dan Mersey sent me a draft copy of his upcoming Osprey release 'Dragon Rampant' as a 'thank you' for play testing his Colonial rules

Luckaay...


Offline Neldoreth

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 08:36:30 PM »
Excellent! Inspiring stuff.

Dragon Rampant eh? A fantasy version of Lion Rampant?

Thanks
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Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 08:49:07 PM »
They look great, think lion rampant has a real oldhammer feel, just finished my Celtos firbolg for use with lion rampant, itching to give it a go. You will have to let us know how it plays

Offline Mason

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2015, 08:55:35 PM »
Lovely work!
Proper old skool goodness.
 :-* :-*

I have that general figure, one of my all time favourites, and am trying to work him into my Melnibonean cavalry.
Very inspiring.
 8)



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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2015, 09:10:47 PM »
That horse mail is fantastic  :o
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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2015, 09:14:13 PM »
Nicely done,some of my personal favourite miniatures.
Mark.

Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2015, 10:42:38 PM »
Well done. You gave them the paintjob these great classics deserve  :).
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2015, 01:22:47 AM »
Great painting on some classic minis!

Offline Arundel

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2015, 03:24:21 AM »
They look business!

Offline Ray Earle

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Re: Oldhammer Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant ( Big Pics)
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2015, 06:12:57 AM »
Very nice paintwork.  :D

Those figures bring back find memories.
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