[9-4-17] Willmark's Dark Elf Army Blog- Project Rebirth


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Post Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:43 pm

Re: [8-5-17] Willmark's Dark Elf Army Blog- Project Rebirth

They are looking very good. I love the war altar as well
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Post Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:03 pm

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Many thanks.

I've worked on them quite a bit this week. I also scored a dark elf repeating bolt thrower for $12! I might have them finished this weekend.


And got 2 more glade guard models for my wood elves do they might get painted soon. I like these models better than the 3rd edition wood elf warriors, plus I use the actual 3rd edition wood elf warrior minis in my wardancer units anyways.

Another possibility is my unit of 20 hobgoblins pictured on the previous page. Not sure I want to paint more green after ten years of my Chaos dwarf Army.
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Post Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:15 pm

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As discussed the Dark Riders are more or less complete. As I noted up-thread the horses mainly just needed to be touched up and the riders were stripped and repainted.

I toyed with using them as Doom Riders but settled on Dark Riders. I think they fit the unit type better. Of course that means down the road I'll need to purchase Doomsteeds off of eBay which cost a LOT of $$$$$.

Anyways here they are. I finished them about a week ago, and the banner just this AM.
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Next up I just finished a unit of Whelp Masters with 5 warhounds and handler. Another unit of 5 are underway, but the handler is a 4th edition marauder minis which I don't really like, looks like I'll need to get another 3rd Edition one... Also I have a unit of 10 Shadows nearing completion as well as a unit of 10 Doomdrakes currently being painted; in short lots of stuff underway!
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:26 pm

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UPDATE
I didn't get the first pack of Whelp Masters photographed so I'll have to show some other updates.

Finished off a bunch of units for this latest update, a unit of ten Shadows being one. As you can see they are fairly eclectic: Back in the day I just bought what I could find so I ended up with a mixed bag. I didn't intent them to be next, but they came out much better then I expected and better then the photograph indicates.

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Next up is my first completed Repeating Bolt Thrower. I got a great deal where I probably spent $35 total for both including the shipping from the UK, not a bad deal. As you can see I made a small base for everything to tie in the icy woods of Naggaroth.

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Next up? Photographing the first Whelp Master unit, another unit of crossbowmen (now at 20) and my repainted Cold Ones unit of 10, mostly likely fielded as Helldrakes. The Cold Ones are well on their way to being completed. In the case of the crossbowmen I need to duplicate a few more crossbows via Instamold as I'm missing a few.

Now I probably hear you say "Hey Willmark, what about the other compulsory choices?" Glad you asked, for the warriors I have the following plan:
* 1st warrior unit. After sorting and removing the plastic warriors from 4th/5th I'm left with needing 3 more. I know which models I want and will be grabbing them off eBay. A few of the minis will be getting some green-stuff additions to their armor to make them more cohesive. Will be a unit of 20 when complete.

* 2nd warrior unit. Currently stands at 11. This is my Mengil Manhide's unit. The plan here is to boost them to 20 via eBay.

* Witch Elves- I have enough for 20, but that is if I include 8 Marauder Witch Elves which I do not like. So the thought here is to get some of the dark (drow) line from GW, they come up occasionally on eBay so I'll need to be patient there.

After that I'm thinking the altar will get its own guards and separated out from the Witch elf unit proper. Back to the scratch built chariot perhaps too.
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Post Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:26 pm

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Great conversion for the war altar and solid colour scheme, basing and paintjobs! Really fine force so far, of a great old range of minis.
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Post Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:41 am

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Oldhammer is where its at!
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Post Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:45 am

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Awesome display bases!
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Post Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:22 am

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So I haven't forgotten about these guys, just that I've been rather busy working on my Nippon castle for my Nippon army.

In various stages I have teh following that could be next:
[*]20 crossbowmen- primed and ready to go.
10 Cold One Doomdrakes
7 Helldrakes- unit also contains my general, army standard bearer and a mounted wizard. so need three more to round out to ten.
16 warriors- still collecting minis here.
12 warriors- this is the 3rd edition Mengil Manhides unit
20* Witch Elves- They will carry the war altar into battle; 4 are on their way from the UK wielding crossbows (of which I got a very good deal).
1 temple dog and rider
1 manticore (pictured on page 3, still primed but not painted;)
1 unit of 5 war hounds with handler, but its the crappy Marauder handler which I don't like.
1 unfinished scratch built 4 cold one chariot.
2 primed but not yet painted wizards.

And 20 hobgoblin warriors as mercenaries.

But while working on some some other projects and rummaging through boxes I thought of spiders. Now GW did put out the huge metal spiders but Im sure they go for a lot these days... So once again that gift that keeps on giving? The Battle for Skull Pass box set (aka the Chaos Dwarf Army box set). So here they are in the earliest stages. I obviously have to do some green stuffing to where the goblin riders would have gone, but a think a fairly effective way to represent spiders for my Dark Elf host. Now they aren't old-school per say, but will work. Thoughts?

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