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Impassive Inquisitorial Interrogator





Suburbs of Chicago

Hi to any and all folks foolish enough to click on this thread! this is going to be my ongoing WIP thread for any and all projects I'm tinkering with.

First a bit about me. I first got into mini gaming in 1999 with mordheim. Over the last 20 years I have amassed at 10+ 40k armies and 5+ fantasy armies. I have a ton of my own stuff, and inherited a 4 door car's worth of stuff when my regular gaming buddy moved out of state and did not want to deal with packing up all his gaming stuff. This left me with several unpainted armies, including my current project, wood elves. Like most hobbyists at any given time I have 3-10 different projects in various states scattered all over my desk. At the moment this includes and spray painted heresy era space marine army, my mostly re painted antique mordheim miniatures, several scratch built terrain pieces for mordheim, my never ending death guard/nurgle army etc. Like much of my life my desk tends towards organized chaos. Anyway, on to my current main focus...

Wood elves!!!

Like I said I inherited this army several years ago when my buddy moved out of state. Most of the miniatures are from the 6th? edition re imagining of the wood elves when they came out with the glade guard and glade riders plastics. I have always wanted to do this army up with a autumn theme, but never had the motivation until about 2 months ago, when I decided this fall was the time. I spent a while working on assembly and mold line removal as this line of miniatures had some really wacky assembly issues and the mold lines are always in the worst places, especially on the heads.So far I have few test miniatures painted up, and the basing done for the whole army. For a long time I never based my minis, but in the last 4 or so years I have gotten better about it, and for this army the bases will be essential to the theme. I have settled on doing the bases with a foundation of mixed sand, rocks, putty, and paint. I then dry paint this with dark brown, followed by a dry brush of graveyard earth. I then glue on a mix of fall foliage made from autumn leaf scatter from green stuff world. This is a very beige color, so I hit the leaf scatter with some reds and orange spray paint to make the leaves pop. This is a good sized army, as I worked out the points from the army book that came out at the same time and its near 3000 points, so I expect I'll be working on this all winter long, maybe into the spring.Anyway, Heres the pics!


















Thats where we are at as of now. Hopefully I will have some more progress within the nest week or so, and I'll post pics once I do.

Thanks for looking, and as always, comments and criticism are welcome and encouraged!!

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Impassive Inquisitorial Interrogator





Suburbs of Chicago

I was able to squeeze in a little more painting time this week, and I'm now almost done with the first unit of Glade riders and the Noble on elven steed.















   
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Suburbs of Chicago

I've pretty much finished my first full unit, an 8 man unit f glade riders. They have a bit more red on them than I think I will use on the rest of the army, but that will just make them a cohesive unit. Also finished the elf lord on steed. Not my favorite model of all time, but it was free so why not paint it up. This model is the only model in the army who will have a black steed to make him stand out a bit.















Thanks for looking, as always comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!
   
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Finland

It's always great feeling to get a unit finished! Gives you much needed boost to start another.

What's next on the line?
   
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Suburbs of Chicago

Next I have done a couple of test minis from a unit of eternal guard and wardancers, just to see how the color scheme works on them. I've a;so stared on my lord of a great stag. but I'm not sure of the pose I have him in. I have him standing on a rock, rearing up, but I'm not sure if the pose is too vertical. From some angles it looks fine, but from a few it looks like he would be sliding right off the stags back. Take a look at the pics below and let me know what you all think, should I leave it as is. or move him on the rock so he isn't quite so vertical?









I think the over balancing issue is most obvious in the last pic I posted.
   
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Nasty Nob






Nice work. I especially like the leaves on the bases.


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Made in us
Impassive Inquisitorial Interrogator





Suburbs of Chicago

Thanks Cleatus! that was sort of my reason for doing the army in a fall theme. I love fall and I have always wanted to find a way to represent fall leaves on a base. This army gave me the impetus to do so.

And now for something completely different...

Frost giants!

I'm running a D & D campaign, and we are playing against the giants so I need to get some giants painted up before the end of the month when our next session is. So heres my progress on the frost giants I'm working on. there are still a few touch ups needed on the big boy with the axe, and obviously the queen is still a WIP.











Thanks for looking and as always, comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!

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Suburbs of Chicago

I had bit of free time for painting this week, so I worked on some more stuff that I'll be using for the D&D session I have coming up. The encounter calls for frost giants, ogres, Yeti's, and polar bears. It also calls for frost toads, so I bought some super cheap toy frogs that I just go in and will be working on in the next day or two. Heres the pics of the current progress:



















As always, thanks for looking and comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated!!
   
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Impassive Inquisitorial Interrogator





Suburbs of Chicago

Got a bit of painting time in over the holiday, so here are the results. Bit of a mixed bag, some stuff for my D & D session, as well as some of the stuff I got for Christmas from the wife, namely some chain rasps from the soul wars box. I love the look of these miniatures, but they are definitely some of the most fragile, fiddly mini's I have ever worked with. I tried two different schemes for the ghosty bits. The first one was a bit too chalky, and I liked how vibrant the brighter green look, so I think I'm gonna go with that for the rest. I may try a less heavily dry brushed version on the first fro some of the other types of models like the reapers etc.













The next couple are all stuff for my D & D campaign. Got a remorhaz,some frost toads, and some ogres.















Thanks for looking, and as always feedback and criticism are welcome and appreciated!
   
 
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