Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Generic Elf Progress

I've had a pretty quiet hobby week. As predicted, me being back at work has somewhat sapped my energy for working on anything hobby related. I'll try and rectify that this week though, as I'll have a few more days to myself. 

Luckily you don't have to miss out on a progress post though, as I actually forgot to put something up which I painted last week:

It's just continuing to spruce up my existing Mirkwood Elves, but progress is progress! 

Those finecast armoured Elves are an absolute pain to paint, especially the shields, but at least they're done now. I've got another 9 of them unpainted to do after these so that should be 'fun'. It is nice to be making progress on them though. Once all the infantry is done, I'll move on to my various Thranduil sculpts which need doing. My vague goal is to have the army finished in the first quarter of this year. I'll probably have to see how I go on that though, as I keep getting distracted by my Orks! 

Anyway that's it for today. Just a quick one, but hopefully something will click back into place and I'll have more to share with you soon. 

Happy Hobbying! 


  1. Those Finecast models can be very detailed and thus harder to paint, I find. What profile do you use for those mounted Ranger conversions?

    1. The problem I find is that the details weren't raised enough to get a sharp highlight on the shields. I normally try and get the metal versions for Middle Earth models but they sadly don't exist for Hobbit era sculpts.

      Oh I forgot those were conversions. I built them for Battle Companies originally but in the main game, I just use them as Mirkwood Knights.

    2. Of course they would be for Battle Companies. Always good to have your heroes mounted! They will make for great Mirkwood cav!