Elendor's Host of the White Tower

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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#151 Post by TyrrenAzureblade »

Very nice, looks great! Thanks for posting the model info too, I'd like to find something plastic, that isn't as big as the LotR eagles I'm currently using.

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#152 Post by elendor_f »

Thanks!
I think this model fits very well what you're looking for.
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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#153 Post by Olthannon »

Really cool looking eagle, that blue is very interesting.
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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#154 Post by elendor_f »

Olthannon wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:21 pm
Really cool looking eagle, that blue is very interesting.
Thanks Olthannon :)
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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#155 Post by elendor_f »

I have had some time this weekend to finish 2 Swordmasters that I had bought some time ago.
The paint on the sword ended a bit thicker than I intended, but overall I had fun painting them :)

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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#156 Post by SpellArcher »

I especially like the second shot.

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#157 Post by Azaam »

I like the colors you used. It gives a very different feeling than what we're used to see for Swordmasters.
Also the base are pretty good.
Nice job !

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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#158 Post by elendor_f »

SpellArcher wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:54 pm
I especially like the second shot.
It looks cleaner, definitely :)
Azaam wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:17 am
I like the colors you used. It gives a very different feeling than what we're used to see for Swordmasters.
Also the base are pretty good.
Nice job !
Thank you!
I am now considering to repaint the other 21 Swordmasters I have with these colours, but laziness is probably stronger than me for now :lol:
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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#159 Post by Prince of Spires »

elendor_f wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:25 pm
I am now considering to repaint the other 21 Swordmasters I have with these colours, but laziness is probably stronger than me for now :lol:
As my painting improves my older mini's will start looking worse by comparission. However, I long ago decided to never repaint a mini unless there was nothing else to paint. I would much rather have a fully painted army where half looks only acceptable because I painted them a long time ago than having an army of which only 1/3 is painted to a good standard by repainting those minis several times. There's always something which can improve. But perfect is the enemy of done. And you can just use the less well done minis in the middel of a unit somewhere, where no one will actually notice them.

So I would vote to just keep moving forward.
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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#160 Post by Olthannon »

Really nice work on those swordmasters. I agree with Azaam, the bases are great.
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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#161 Post by TyrrenAzureblade »

Really digging that color scheme on the swordmasters! What was the inspiration for that combination of colors?

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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#162 Post by elendor_f »

Prince of Spires wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:38 pm
As my painting improves my older mini's will start looking worse by comparission. However, I long ago decided to never repaint a mini unless there was nothing else to paint. I would much rather have a fully painted army where half looks only acceptable because I painted them a long time ago than having an army of which only 1/3 is painted to a good standard by repainting those minis several times. There's always something which can improve. But perfect is the enemy of done. And you can just use the less well done minis in the middel of a unit somewhere, where no one will actually notice them.

So I would vote to just keep moving forward.
I think this is the best approach, otherwise I would never achieve any progress, and as you say the less well done can always go to the middle.
And I have a lot to paint, so I better get going!
Thanks for the words of encouragement :)
My next step is finishing Minaithnir, and later its two possible riders, Imrik and the Mage rider from 5th/6th edition (I put a small magnet in the neck so they can be swapped).
Olthannon wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:08 pm
Really nice work on those swordmasters. I agree with Azaam, the bases are great.
Thank you! They are the easiest part for me, but I am glad they look good :)
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Really digging that color scheme on the swordmasters! What was the inspiration for that combination of colors?
Thanks! I began with a classic blue-and-white colour scheme, but over time I started to experiment a bit with colours and I ended up liking using different shades of blue and green for my army, so it became the main combination.
It gives a bit of a "marine" feeling to the army (so perhaps the title of this thread is not so accurate anymore :lol: )
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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#163 Post by elendor_f »

A WIP of the Dragon and its Mage rider! Imrik is still only primed :)

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"The general has this to say about ensuring against defeat when outnumbered, out–weaponed and outpositioned. It is... Don't Have a Battle."
"Sounds like a clever man," said Jenkins.
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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#164 Post by SpellArcher »

Impressive!

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#165 Post by Olthannon »

Really like the colours on the dragon, makes it look like something that's just risen out the depths. I'd maybe say the mage could do with a different colour though, to create more contrast!
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Re: Elendor's Host of the White Tower

#166 Post by elendor_f »

SpellArcher wrote:
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:11 pm
Impressive!
Thanks!
Let's see if I can make the Dragon look a bit "shinier" now.
Olthannon wrote:
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:55 am
Really like the colours on the dragon, makes it look like something that's just risen out the depths. I'd maybe say the mage could do with a different colour though, to create more contrast!
Thank you, I imagine the Dragon indeed related to the sea :)
I agree regarding contrast, but as the mage model is supposed to go on a horse, the gap between the legs is too wide and I thought it may look a bit funny on top of the dragon, so I went with a similar colour for the legs, hoping it doesn't stand out too much.
But I chose more red and orange for the rest of the Mage (the sword, the armour) so there is some contrast hopefully.
"The general has this to say about ensuring against defeat when outnumbered, out–weaponed and outpositioned. It is... Don't Have a Battle."
"Sounds like a clever man," said Jenkins.
Terry Pratchett, Jingo!

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