I have to admit I’ve been a little side tracked from my Dark Elves recently. I’ve been building my 30k Mechanicum army in preparation for the Bristol Vanguard’s Vanquish Tournament in April. More if that in the forth coming “Road to Vanquish” Blog coming soon. For now, read on for an update on the Dark Elves.
The Blighted crew of the Depths of Dispayre are almost finished. The Sea Dragon Cloaks took a while but I’ve finally managed to get stuck in with the rest of the model.
I’ve kept the rest of the colours simple as to not overcrowd the models with colour that may detract from the cloaks.
The dark leather of their boots is a simple base of Rhinox Hide highlighted with Gorthor Brown then given a sepia wash.
The blades are a very simple combination of an Ironbreaker base, Runefang Steel highlight and a Nuln Oil wash. I will add an extreme highlight of Runefang Steel to the edges of the blades. Well, their swords would be sharp after all!
The armour was given the same treatment as the blades but to the highlights were added a combination of Screaming Bell and Balthasar Gold and those will be extreme highlighted with Sycorax bronze.
The faces were painted Ushabti Bone washed with Seraphim Sepia and will have a Bleached Bone highlight. Elves don’t sunbathe, especially not piratical Elves. They have far too many decks to scrub!
As you can see I’m yet to finish the heads. I’m considering painting the hair white as I think this will look unusual and will brighten the models up from the front. Although my Priest of Mathlaan (Sorcerer, don’t tell Malekith!) won’t stand out in the unit any more. Then again, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
I’ve also started work on the bolt throwers. Early stages here. The wood was given a base of Dark Reaper highlighted with The Fang and waded with Drakenhof Nightshade. The metal will be painted in a similar manner to the armour of the corsairs.
You may notice that the crew have been left unpainted. These are the standard crew you get with The bolt thrower but I’ll be replacing them with corsair conversions.
I hope you’re all looking forward to the culmination of this blog run and the Tale of Fantasy Gamers showcase blog posts coming soon where we will all share our finished armies.