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Author Topic: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer update 21.1.17  (Read 7431 times)

Offline guitarheroandy

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Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer update 21.1.17
« on: December 23, 2016, 01:52:53 PM »
Afternoon all. Here are the latest figures in my slowly emerging Wood Elf army. These are old 1980s Citadel Melnibonean spearmen, led by a 1980s Elf hero (the chap with the left-handed spear). the fellow on the round base is the old 1980s Citadel Melnibonean 'Dyvim Tvar' (if that's how you spell it) after a hefty conversion - repositioned left arm, added shield, head replaced from a spare 1980s Elf cavalryman and a cloak added, with greenstuff fur to conceal where the cloak joins the body.
In Dragon Rampant, I can field these as either 1 single model unit of elite foot plus 1 full unit of elite foot or I can field the Dyvim Tvar conversion with the 5 Melniboneans to just create one elite foot unit. In WFB (version 4 and 5) the Dyvim Tvar fellow will be a champion leading a unit of armoured spearmen, of which these Melniboneans will be part.

Next up, after Christmas, more spearmen, the Tielindrion Attack Chariot, some archers and a Treeman (not necessarily in that order!)

Here's some pics for you...















« Last Edit: January 21, 2017, 10:17:45 PM by guitarheroandy »

Offline LeadAsbestos

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 02:05:52 PM »
Really great work!

Offline aiteal

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 03:20:32 PM »
Stunning work, especially those shields and that banner :)

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 05:27:54 PM »
Stunning work, especially those shields and that banner :)

Right!
Those are lovely pieces of art!

Cheers
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Offline jambo1

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 05:48:10 PM »
Cracking paint job, really stunning work!! :)

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2016, 05:55:37 PM »
Love it
Looking forward to seeing the rest

Offline Argonor

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2016, 06:07:16 PM »
Yep, that wood grain work on the shields really stand out!  :-*

Everything else is fine, too, but the shields just popped at first glance!
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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2016, 12:35:59 AM »
like those shields lots  :-*
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Offline Elbows

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 04:48:32 AM »
Beautiful work.



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Offline guitarheroandy

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2016, 09:14:13 AM »
Thanks for all the kind comments. I was lucky enough to source a load of the original early 1990s Wood Elf waterside transfers off EBAY. I've always struggled with kite-type shields - that big expanse of flat board - getting some texture and life into it...so anyway, I had this idea of woodgrain. I know that shields tended to have leather covering so wouldn't be wood grained, but I thought it looked cool. Most of you seem to agree, so I'm gonna stick with it! I have sourced a variety of little bucklers for the archers (Dark Ages Pict/early Saxon ones) which I think will give them a unique look. I also have a bunch of unarmoured sword/spearmen who will get round or Norman-style teardrop shields which will be painted in a similar way. No more painting now til after Christmas, though!!! Am under orders!! ;)

Offline stone-cold-lead

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2016, 09:58:06 AM »
Lovely work and good conversion of Dyvim Tvaar.

Offline Reed

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2016, 02:33:31 PM »
The painting is superb. I really fancy those textures you have managed to put into the spears and shields.

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2016, 02:50:42 PM »
I know that shields tended to have leather covering so wouldn't be wood grained, but I thought it looked cool. Most of you seem to agree, so I'm gonna stick with it!

Who's to say what the alien minds of Elves would find fashionable, anyways?  ;)

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2016, 08:16:37 AM »
I dig it! I love that you changed things up and used some Melnibonean's. I've got some but they won't see paint for some time I'm afraid.

Keep up the great work.
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Offline The Voivod

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Re: Wood Elves for Dragon Rampant and Oldhammer
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2016, 01:50:06 PM »
Just echoing earlier responses.

Especially that banner. wow
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