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


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Post Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:35 am

Re: [1-29-17] Willmark's Dark Elf Army Blog- Project Rebirth

Back in the day with they also fielded hobgoblin mercs as an additional infantry unit(now also stripped and ready to be painted)


I would love to see this. I have seen a couple of other threads on here lately that put the spotlight on the hobgoblins and I realised the pre-4th edition hobgoblins had largely slipped under the radar for me. My first encounter was the 4th edition design and my beloved red-blue catalog of '91 does not include the prior iteration. Hope to see them join your force in time.
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Post Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:57 pm

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Back in the day with they also fielded hobgoblin mercs as an additional infantry unit(now also stripped and ready to be painted)


I would love to see this. I have seen a couple of other threads on here lately that put the spotlight on the hobgoblins and I realised the pre-4th edition hobgoblins had largely slipped under the radar for me. My first encounter was the 4th edition design and my beloved red-blue catalog of '91 does not include the prior iteration. Hope to see them join your force in time.

As I recall they we're all that great but not that bad either. In other words they were what they were, cheap infantry, specially for a dark elf army. The fact that you need 40 infantry as a compulsory choice is fairly restricting, especially in an elf army; neither the wood elves or the high elves have that in 3rd.

They are on the docket to paint just not sure when yet.
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Post Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:23 pm

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Still working on the dark elf altar but as I come close to finishing it, I also have been striping paint of my first infantry unit. A few years back when I got into Oldhammer I traded away a few of the members this unit and hence the gaps. I don't really mind however as they were ones I liked the least. I've identified the ones I want (and are now in my want/trade threads). So as they stand they are now at 18 members. I just recently got the dark elf champion from the BC2 Monsters box set (i.e. the Evil Dark Elf Captain). He had a journey that took over a month to reach me and I even got a refund for him via the seller. Two days after the refund, of course he arrived thus being the good chap that I am... I paid for him! (very un-dark elf like) ;) Of course a few days later I got a good deal on another one which is en-route, so now I have two... :roll: Ah well, the other is going to be assigned as crew man for my chariot.

The second infantry unit as noted previous will be Menghil Manhide's bulked out to 20. The witch elves will be at 20 as well and the horde also employs a unit of 20 hobgoblins... so good to go on the infantry side...

I'm not sure when they will go under the brush as it were as you'll see with the next unit...

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While stripping the paint from the warriors and the witch elves I also dunked the Doomsteeds unit I have consisting of 10. Unfortunately, these are the "bastard blister" ones http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/File:MM72-18.jpg: Marauder minis which is great, but these are the ones that GW bundled with Empire horses meaning they don't sit on the steeds perfectly. I'm less concerned with the fact they don't have barding (I could sculpt it if I wanted to). The metal Doomsteads are great, but there is no variation in the poses really, plus they cost a ton on eBay now. So I stripped the riders and decided to repaint and touch up the steeds. Some I went for black, but some I wanted to keep a more high elven gray or brown simulating the fact they were stolen from high elf lands in raids.

Here they are in their early stages of being painted.
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Next is a manticore. Now I know every dark elf army has to have a hydra for a monstrous host but this guy sans wings served as a temple dog for years. Fortunately I saved the wings and converted him back to a monster and put him on a 50mm base rather then try and shoehorn him onto a 40mm...

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Lastly, I haven't decided if my general will be in the as yet uncompleted chariot which I'm converting to be pulled by cold ones rather then horses. I have a converted leader for one of my cold one units that could fill in... Tied to this is my army standard bearer. I have one but its banner is directly out of the 5th edition Warhammer book mounted on a metal steed. I think it will go to the display shelf and I'll create a suitable 3rd edition one, possibly mounted on a cold one.
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Post Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:31 am

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Gallivantes wrote:
Back in the day with they also fielded hobgoblin mercs as an additional infantry unit(now also stripped and ready to be painted)


I would love to see this. I have seen a couple of other threads on here lately that put the spotlight on the hobgoblins and I realized the pre-4th edition hobgoblins had largely slipped under the radar for me. My first encounter was the 4th edition design and my beloved red-blue catalog of '91 does not include the prior iteration. Hope to see them join your force in time.

You're in a bit of luck.. Here the are now primed. The champion I painted probably about 10 years ago and he sets the standard as to what the rest will look like:
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Not sure when they will be "going under the brush (TM)" but we'll see...
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Post Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:37 am

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Hooray! Looking forward to seeing them come together.

The fellow up front and centre has a great expression :)
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Post Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:37 pm

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The model is known as Baron Brightgore which usually goes for a lot of $ on eBay. I got him fairly cheap a a while back and have not done anything with him in terms of painting.
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Post Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:41 am

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Continue to roll through the repaint of the Dark Elf army. While I do not have all of my witch elves (still need four more) I did at least finish my dark elf war altar. For the most part I'm pleased with how it came out. One cool thing is the chaos moon Morrslieb is not glued in. A fun part to this project will be down the road I can create different icons/totems based on the army I'm facing off against.

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Post Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:26 am

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Nice work, that plan really came together well. Having the icon swappable is a nice touch, looking forward to seeing its iterations.
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Post Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:44 am

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Lovely work, it turned out great!
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Post Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:33 pm

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Bump.

I've been working away http://thedarksideofwillmark.blogspot.com/ on my wood elves but have also been working on my dark elves too. I don't usually show WIP photos but here is my unit of Dark Riders rounding to form. My thought is at some point I'll bite the bullet and get 5-10 Doomsteeds and pay the outrageous eBay prices for them. So these guys go to Dark Riders.

The horses are mainly just touched up from their original 1992 paint job but the riders were stripped and redone.

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