First of all, belated merry Xmas! These days are totally crazy and the painting queue doesn't go down at all!
But as the last post of the year I wanted to paint something, a mini at least. I chose this one, an Elf I got from Hasslefree long time ago:
|Plus a couple of bits to Eldarize the mini|
I love the pose. As soon as I saw the mini I knew I needed it. Funny thing, I have never had an Eldar force before, and I really don't plan on starting one by now. It was a standalone project, just because. The armour looked Eldar-ish enough and I had little or no conversion work to do, as you can see.
Unsure of what Craftworld to choose, I started painting the armour cold white. I knew I wanted bright colours, nothing dark at all. Maybe that was my mistake, as I ended up painting a really bright red tabard. Sorry, didn't take WIP pics. The thing is that I suddenly couldn't see but Christmas colours on the mini. It reminded me my Christmas Elven Warband for Frostgrave so much that I simply couldn't unsee it anymore.
'Ahhh... I guess I'll have to repaint that tabard... But... That can wait. Isn't it Christmas anyway?'
So I finished the job and got this:
|She just needs a touch of green|
|Pinting snowflakes would have been too much, even for me|
I may repaint the tabard differently. I may not. We'll see next year. For the moment I have this sweet Elda warrior ready to defend Craftworld Rovaniemi :D
|Scale comparison shot next to classic Ragnar|
|And next to a realscale Space Marine|
|Note the different base, I think she scales up nicely|
To be honest, I ordered another Elf alongside this mini; from the Red Box ranges. It also was love at first sight. Unfortunately they didn't match as expected. It's not that the mini is shorter than the warrior, they are really a different scale.
The thing is that a friend was so gentle to give me away this other guy, which I think looks too large, but may work alongside her.
|Not that I'm starting an Eldar army|
Whatever I may do with these, that will be a matter for 2020 :D
Happy new year to all!! See you soon again!