Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Send for reinforcements

Following the plan of "completing" things I took time out over the weekend to assemble every last remaining Mantic elf in my collection. We have here:-
  • 20 Stormwind Cavalry (2 regiments)
  • 10 Kindred Tallspears
  • 20 Kindred Gladestalkers
  • 30 Kindred Archers (1 regiment and 1 troop)

Now that they are assembled I need to fill some gaps in the horses (I didn't do a very good job of putting them together). After that everything will get washed in detergent (to remove grease/release agent) then have sand applied to the bases before priming.

If I can get this batch of elves painted up in a reasonable time scale I will be very happy. I still have some elves from a previous batch part painted on my workbench so those will get done first and I'm sure there will be the odd interruption but I'm keen to get cracking.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

.. and we're back.

Even for this blog that was a long pause. A combination of health issues and real life conspired to limit the amount of painting time available coupled with a loss of enthusiasm for painting (when I was actually able to) meant that February and March were not productive months.

April has been better so far and I have been able to put the finishing touches on the miniatures that I have been picking away at since my last post. I have added (yet another) 10 Mantic elf Kindred Tallspears (spearmen) to my army - only 10 more left in the unpainted pile.

Also joining my KoW army is an Elf Master Hunter. This is a metal miniature which was available via the Mantic points programme as a scout captain but has been OOP for some time I believe.

And finally for this update a troop of 10 Mantic Orc Greatax. Yes I know they aren't elves but I fancies a bit of a change. The speed with which I managed to get these painted make me think that I might get round to painting up my Mantic Orcs sooner than I had planned.

Next on the table are likely to be some elf archers but plans may change depending on whether I can make it to a KoW tournament in Altringham next month. I need to work out which army I would like to take and see if I need to add any units to get a decent list.