Posts Tagged ‘wetting the brush’


Wetting the Brush – Great Eagle

July 2, 2010

This past week I was able to finish up my 1st Great Eagle for the High Elf forces. Last week he got based, and now he’s all finished up. Anyhow, I really liked how the base turned out. Took a pillar from the Arcane Ruins terrain set, and greenstuffed it till it was a bit more High Elf looking. I have one more Great Eagle to do yet, he’s posed like he’s gliding so I figure it’d be good to have him posted up just a bit higher somehow, not sure what’s going up under him yet though… we’ll see.

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Wetting the Brush

June 26, 2010

This past week I was able to finish up my High Elf Noble/Lord. I’m pretty happy with how he turned out.

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I really like how the shield came out 🙂

Then I figured I’d start on my new unit of sword masters, finished up one model, save for the base yet.

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Not the happiest with how the sword turned out, was trying something new, and it didn’t work out the best, so I may end up repainting that part…

Finally I was able to build up  a base for one of my Eagles. The 2 I run have been using the stock clear disc for much too long now, and it’s time to bring them inline with the rest of the elves.

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and a close up on the stone.

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The pillar was from the Ruins set that GW makes. Just needed to greenstuff over the skulls add a few more cracks, and an elven flair – a decor item from the shield’s sprue.

That’s it for this week, we’ll hope to have the Eagle all painted up by next Friday.


Wetting the Brush

June 11, 2010

It’s been quite the productive week, finished up 6 Spearelves this week. The unit is now all filled out at 18, just in time for 8th ed which will push the unit to 28 I’m thinking 7×4 and since their elves, they can still all attack 🙂


Wetting the Brush

May 29, 2010

What a crazy week this has been, and a super busy weekend to boot. The wife and I aren’t home all weekend, traveling since Thursday, getting home Monday. Hard to get any hobby time in when it’s so nice out, and our schedual’s keep us moving. I did however finally get my last 3 white lions finished up. A full unit of 6×3 is now done, and I think that’s all the more I’ll run with them, unless the new rules really make me want to run more.

I’m still trying to finish up the larger block of spearelves next, so they’re more complete for 8th, when I want to double their numbers.

I’ll post some WiP pics of the spearelves and the finished up white lions when I’m at home for longer than a few hours.


Wetting the Brush

May 21, 2010

Not much to say from this past week. Work, life and my anniversary ate up almost all the time the last 7 days. I was able to get a couple layers of blue on the White Lions, but that was about it.

The plan for next week is certainly to get things done early, that way I can get some pictures up for next week, and actually have the Lions finished up!


Wetting the Brush : Spearelves.

May 14, 2010

This week in review didn’t see too much painting time at all. I was able to get 3 more spearelves mostly done. By mostly done, I mean they just need their shields attached and painted up. That’ll happen next week, if I can find the spur in the insanely disorganized war room. Behind the spearelves are some 3 white lions who are up next, they have the metal started, but a long ways to go yet before they’ll be finished up.

To make myself feel like I am acutally acomplishing something, I think I’m going to start a running total of what’s been done and what’s currently undergoing painting. So far, after 2 weeks it’ll look something like this:


1 Orc Shaman

Under Construction:

3 HE Spearelves

3 White Lions


Wetting the Brush

May 7, 2010

This week in painting review, I finally finished up an Orc Shaman I’ve been wanting to do for quite sometime. It’s amazing when you put your mind to getting something accomplished per week, just how easy it is to do. Making that first step is the hardest part, but sticking with it so far has been pretty easy.

Anyways, I love this Orc Shaman model, the giant leg bone for a staff, which I tried to make look as if it was glowing with green from the inside but I don’t think that really came through too well. I did rush this guy a bit compared to my normal characters, mostly because I was just getting back into painting again after a 3 month break. But also because I don’t think he’ll see the table much at all. In the current book I always use goblin shamen. I don’t feel the extra points are worth using Orc magic instead, and the extra LD point usually doesn’t matter since the general is right there.

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I was also able to get started on a few more spearelves. So by next weeks update we’ll have 3 of those completed for sure, and hopefully my last 3 white lions, rounding out the unit to 6×3 instead of the 5×3 they’ve been running.

That’s all for this week, and here’s to keeping that brush wet!