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JakeM

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2013, 12:09:12 PM »

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2013, 12:13:37 PM »

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2013, 03:05:46 PM »
Awesome as always, Jake!  Great theme, and fantastic execution.  Can't wait to see the troops!  Are you going to use any "unit filler" bases/decorations?  Seems like you could put some other great frozen foes in there.

I do shudder a little... or maybe that's a shiver!  All those OOP classics!

But you will have a fantastic show army when done, so it'll be worth it!

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2013, 03:32:31 PM »
Thanks Nate. I'm still not sure what's going to be in the army. If I use any infantry then I will have unit filters. it's a great chance to use all the old oop minis that I have sitting around. I've got some old dog of war stuff that might show up...

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2013, 11:48:13 PM »
Amazing job,  I love the theme and how the whole thing is coming together.  Just my two cents but a good way to add some color might be to shade in the clothing on the frozen models.  The ice would coat it over but I could see some faded browns showing through.  That might help break it up enough to not seem to mono-colored.

Just an opinion though, I think its awesome the way it is and can't wait to see the finished product.  When you do the display are you going to include any kind of fortification?  Something this detachment may use as a base of operations or a gate guarding entry to the phoenix graveyard?

JakeM

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2013, 11:47:24 AM »
thanks jester. I was thinking about adding some color to the frozen guys, it's just a lot of work...  I might try that on one and see how it comes out.

not sure what I'm going to do for the display. I'm definitely open to ideas. an ice wall, like game of thrones, could be cool. maybe with frozen body's in it.

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2013, 11:51:04 AM »
Would it look stupid if i painted the  elves wearing reds and oranges? Because they are guardians of phoenix?
 

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2013, 05:02:18 PM »
I think black and red/orange works well.  You could even have goldish armor.

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2013, 05:18:17 PM »


started frosty

I started with the bottom of the wing because no one is really going to see it. So its a good place to perfect the style of blending that I want. I think the feather part is going to be black with a little blue. So it looks like a giant crow. Right now its just washed with blue and black inks.

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2013, 10:10:33 PM »
Looking good!  I second the notion of a bit of orange or red.

"Stay frosty my friends!"

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2013, 12:50:02 PM »
White lion conversion


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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2013, 02:44:30 PM »
I have more of those axe/halberd heads if you need them.

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2013, 10:46:31 PM »
Did the bottom of the other wing and started painting the feathers on the right side of the picture


close up of the painted feather section


Constructive criticism is very welcomed! Looking to improve on this a little before I do the part that people will see.

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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2013, 02:28:01 AM »
Just keep posting pictures of the progress.

Looking good!
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Re: The greatest High Elf army Ever!
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2013, 10:34:52 AM »
Awesome Phoenix, Jake... Now I want to buy one!  I love the shadow warrior conversion too, but with the halberd, any concern people will see them as Phoenix Guard instead?

I was thinking you could put some furs (possibly wolf pelts?  from the space wolves, or something) on them, more like the white lions.