Monday, November 10, 2014

Warhammer Quest Dark Elves with crossbows

Warhammer Quest
I have finished painting 12 Dark Elves with crossbows for use with Warhammer Quest. I gave a purple tint to their armor, which I think turned out pretty well. Have a look at the pictures below and let me know what you think.

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  1. Wonderful old figures there. You've done a great job painting them up. I like the small symbols (decals?) on the plain crests. Did you have any trouble using clear bases without frosting occuring from the glue?

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    1. The symbols are old Eldar decals I had lying around. I thought those big flat spaces on their helmets needed something. I didn't have too much trouble with the bases.

      I used Maxi-Cure Extra Thick Cyanoacrylate glue, which stays put pretty well. I applied it to the feet of the miniatures and them set them on the bases. As long as you don't get glue anywhere except under the feet, it is fine. If you mess up the placement and have to adjust the position on the base, then that extra glue left behind on the base will make it frost up. But it only frosts where the glue touches, so if you make sure the glue is only on the bottom of the feet and doesn't get anywhere else, you're fine.

      The real difficulty was filing down the bottoms of the feet flat enough and and at the correct angle to get them to sit properly on a flat surface. Those old metal models really relied heavily on their slot to hold them upright, and didn't seem to worry much about having the feet be flat on the base.

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  2. Oooooohhhhhh, I like those Craig! The purple tint worked really well. Was that a wash or drybrush?

    I'm also excited about the success of your clear bases because a) you're one step closer to Finns and b) I might have to shamelessly steal the idea.

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    1. The armor was just silver paint with a purple wash over it. The key was getting a very smooth finish on the silver before doing the wash. I first tried to drybrush the silver on over the black undercoat to leave a bit of black in the recesses, but that wasn't smooth enough. As a result, the silver held on to too much of the wash, and the armor got too purple.

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  3. Different crossbows fire arrows ("bolts") at different speeds. The speed of a crossbow is stated in feet per second or "FPS." Generally, larger more powerful bows will have higher FPS. Ravin R10 crossbow



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  4. You need to make sure you have enough draw weight to penetrate the game's hide and fat. Choose your crossbow with the game you will be hunting in mind. If you are hunting large bear or elk, don't show up to the hunt with a 150 pound crossbow; it won't be enough to get the job done. Here are some general guidelines to help make sure you have enough power for your chosen game: tenpoint stealth nxt crossbow

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