Hello All! As a way to keep myself motivated on a single project, I've decided to start this painter's blog. In CT, its rare to find others who share the fun that is Warhammer gaming and rarer still to find those who actually enjoy painting! Truth-be-told, in the nearing decade long (gag!) connection that I've held with this hobby, I have never once completed a full, 2000 point army. That is about to change, ladies and gentleman! For I've come up with a new plan of attack the likes of which I've never attempted; unit-by-unit painting. Normally, I collect and convert my entire army before I ever start taking on any serious painting. I've come to realize that it has been this method that has held me back! The enormity of the painting task creates too large of a mental block to overcome. Therefore, I intend only to buy/convert/build a single unit at a time and will move to the next unit only AFTER I've finished the previous one. That's the game plan... let's see if i can pull it off.
February 8, 2012
My first unit is really a character on a mount (cheating already, maybe?). It's the High Elf Lord on Griffon from the Island of Blood set. I've had this guy lying about for a while now and he really is the model that made me want to paint up a whole host of high elves. As such, I wanted to give him a great paint job! I used photos from the most recent edition of White Dwarf for tips on how to paint this model. I especially enjoy how the gold armour came out and think I'll be applying that to all characters (and possibly unit champs) to distinguish them from their peers. I used an old paint brush as a stand as I find the GW clear plastic ones too fragile. As for the base, I'm undecided... I'd like some sort of details that depict an autumn setting but will deal with that later.
Obviously, he is not finished. Tonight I'll be completing the wings and maybe make some finishing touches on the armour. I won't touch the face until I go out and buy some better detail brushes. I've bashed all my current ones to bits!
I'd love to hear your comments, questions, and suggestions on my work. Hope you enjoy!
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