Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dark Elves HR 1- Day 1

Models Remaining: 55

I'm not bothering with 'Days Remaining' because this isn't a 'Hobby Rush'. I don't have any preconceived deadline other than roughly trying to finish the 2K army before the end of the year. There's no Warhammer event or specific thing driving me to finish this quickly, so I'm going to take my time and make this army look sweet. Also, I know this list isn't an optimal list for 1K games. This list is just the Dark Elf Battalion box plus a couple of metal blisters for the characters, so don't get yer panties in a twist if you're one of those "must play an uber list at all times!" type folks. It's gonna be ok, trust me.

As you can see, I didn't get a whole lot done last night- just assembled a couple of test models. Tonight they get based and primed, and maybe I'll bust out a sample paint job. Call me unoriginal, but I think I'm going to just paint these guys straight out of the army book like the Studio army. Here's a couple of links for stage-by-stage paintjobs that GW suggests. I honestly think I'm just going to simply follow directions!

Corsairs Tutorial

Cold Ones Tutorial

I'll probably go with a different basing scheme- I'm considering (for my very first time) a rocky/snow base to show the chill of Naggaroth. A little more effort, but cool bases make for cool minis.

So, that's about it for now. As soon as I get the first test model done, I'll take a pic and let you all check it out...


  1. Off and running already?! That was quick. Let's see which gets done first :)

  2. Wow, that's fast! Hope to see them during hobby night. I wanted to start Dark Elves at some point, but I think I prefer the Skaven and Warriors of Chaos better.

  3. That was fast :). I'll be following this.

    @Alvin: do a Chaos.. I dont know why, but we don't see any chaos during the tourney.

  4. thought you're going to paint your catachans for SPORE next year..

    planning to actually complete painting my WE (not World Eaters, it's Wood Elves)..but need to finish painting my AL first, and perhaps some expansion of the army..

    @alvin: a chaos warrior army should be nice, although a Tzeentch Daemon army is far stronger..

  5. I have until May/June to paint Catachans, and since they're a dip army for me I'm not too worried about it...

  6. @Vuel ... I should be able to finish my Catachans by March/April ... then it's the O&G! Let's make it a Fantasy season

  7. Agreed! WFB is on the menu for 2010!

  8. That is good news indeed heheh..