Author Topic: The greatest High Elf army Ever!  (Read 5557 times)

JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« on: May 31, 2013, 01:32:51 PM »
I'm making a high elf army. My goal is to win best painted at a GT. Im a good painter, but I tend to rush things. This time I'm going to take my time and make every detail perfect. That's why I picked High elves. Lots of detail not a lot of models. I would like some creative input from anyone who is interested. I'm still in the idea phase.

This is my first idea
Theme: Guardians of that place that frost phoenix go to die... I don't know what its called.
Bases: The bases would have snow, rocks and the frozen remains of anyone who was foolish enough to  go there.
Colors: Black (to contrast all the snow on the bases) and Blue
Conversions: Elves riding Thunder Wolfs ,without cybernetics obviously, for Chariots. Lots of Frozen Ice statues. Something for my cavalry core...
Display Board: Frost spires with frozen phoenixes and stuff like that.

Army List:
Core Cavalry
units of chariots (wolves)
2 Frost Phoenixes
ect.

JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 09:46:48 AM »
First test base for guys frozen in ice. Still in the experimenting phase. Need to add some snow and icicles.




Imp

  • Paragon Tier Level 15
  • ***
  • Posts: 518
  • ImpsCorner.com
    • Imp's Corner
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 11:44:08 AM »
Pet shops/Fish stores sell glass (clear & frosted) glass chunks that would make perfect ice spikes and chunks
Children yet, the tale to hear, Eager eye and willing ear, Lovingly shall nestle near.  In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream --Lingering in the golden gleam --Life, what is it but a dream?

JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 12:37:00 PM »
sounds cool, I'll look into it. I've seen hot glue tutorials for ice. I'm going to try that soon.

Chase

  • Global Moderator
  • God
  • *****
  • Posts: 5433
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 10:21:10 PM »
I like where this is going.
"In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it."
- Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 11:37:19 PM »
Working on the ork general, frozen in ice, this is going to be the base for my phoenix.


JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 11:38:56 PM »
The frozen giant, still a little work to do.




JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 09:58:02 AM »



JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 10:00:01 AM »
I'm not as happy with how the wyvern is coming out. I feel like I need some color to break up the white and blue.

The Phoenix will be perched on the orcs axe.

Rhys

  • Paragon Tier Level 12
  • ***
  • Posts: 424
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 10:08:51 PM »
Maybe try doing the extreme highlights on the ice in a warm color. You'll keep the blue, frozen feel but you'll get a bit more depth and energy I think. Especially if you incorporate the phoenix as a source of light.

JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 09:53:00 AM »
i think you mean make a reflection of light on the ice. That sounds pretty cool, and hard. Ill try.

First try to make Icicles using hot glue and superglue.




Rhys

  • Paragon Tier Level 12
  • ***
  • Posts: 424
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 10:47:09 AM »
i think you mean make a reflection of light on the ice. That sounds pretty cool, and hard. Ill try.
I've found that warmer colors really come forward off of cool ones, so I don't think you should necessarily try to paint a reflection per se. Mixing a tiny bit of a light (but not bright) orange in with the extreme highlights will give you a tiny bit of color contrast while still looking really cold. Think mountaintops in fellowship of the ring.

First try to make Icicles using hot glue and superglue.
These look AMAZING

JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 11:48:38 AM »
Thanks Rhys. Ill give it a try.

This is what the first unit of "chariots" is going to look like


JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 11:50:02 AM »
and WIP on the frozen giants


JakeM

  • Heroic Tier Level 6
  • **
  • Posts: 222
    • Email
Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2013, 11:07:51 AM »