Friday, August 29, 2014

Growing Pains Part 2: Making it all fit inside the Table War Case

So, I have painstakingly painted an entire legion of models.  I have enough to field 3 variant 2800 point lists and 2 variant 3000 point lists with my Wood Elves.  The issue I am running into now is space.  I had originally purchased my Table War case because it was a fantastic method of displaying the army and also protecting it at the same time.  As I have used this wonderful transport, I have had a desire to turn it into even more of a display case by basing and sanding the trays.

So I started my night by priming and painting my movement trays (for all the incarnations of this army).

Afterwards I took stock of what I had.

Having decided that it would be awesome to have a "display tray", I had primed, sanded and based 3 of the Table War trays.

So after various attempts to make it all not only fit on the trays but also inside the case I managed to come up with this configuration.

I had to unfortunately remove the drawer in order to make this all fit (stupid tall banners).  But 4k points worth of elves fit within the case after a while.

I still find Table War a great case but I may need to either a. slim down my inventory or b. suck it up and keep it as such and just create and carry a display board for OFCC.

I have not yet decided but I have just under 30 days to decide. So, I'm out for now but I'll post again soon!

Monday, August 25, 2014

From the Hobby Desk 5 - Waywatcher Lord Sylvos Greystorm the Huntsman, Ranger-General of Athel Loren - WIP

Since the release of the Wood Elf army book, I have been steadily repainting and painting my Wood Elves all summer.  I began by retiring many of my old models and replacing them with newer, shinier units.  All of my frenzied focus on the army was finally rewarded when I painted the last model which was my general, Sylvos.

As many of you know, Sylvos is my favoite and has been prevalent in all my lists for Wood Elves.  So with great pride I reveal Sylvos:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

From the Hobby Desk 4 - Spellsinger on a Unicorn WIP part deux

Last post I displayed the Unicorn I had been painting for my Spellsinger/weaver.  This post shall do a quick display of the WIP of the Spellsinger/weaver that is mounted upon it.

I took the spellweaver I had painted a while back and converted it to work with the leggings of a spare Wild Rider I had to fit on the Unicorn.

Anyway - here are the WIP shots:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

From the Hobby Desk 3 - Spellsinger on a Unicorn WIP

In order to finish out my summer project, I saved the conversion of the Spellsinger on a Unicorn for last.  I had originally wanted to get the metal version of this model but ended up buying 3 of the Reaper BONES version because they were 3 bucks each.  Anyway, this model came with a bit of a learning curve as you have to properly prepare it before painting.

P3 Primer really is the best option as it will stick to the model without making it tacky.  Anyway - I made a critical mistake while painting this model as I did not use Rakarth Flesh (or P3 Menoth White Base) as the basecoat but rather Celestial Grey.  It made the model a bit darker in the recesses than I had originally planned but that's how things go.

I also waffled on the mane color, I had wanted to do a dark red with bright red highlights but ended up going with blue to match my Sisters of Thorn models.

Anyway - WIP pics:

Monday, August 18, 2014

From the Hobby Desk part 2 - Waywatchers, Lords and Battle Standard Bearer touch ups!

Been a great weekend for painting, was able to devote a lot more time to repainting/touching up my metal Waywatchers and characters in the army.  Still not 100% finished with them but I feel pretty good about having them on the field.

After touching up their robes and clothing, I wanted to make these three look different than the others so I painted their cloaks brown.



Here are a few more images of what I was able to accomplish this weekend:

And finally, I started to work on my Unicorn mounted Spellsinger.