Hello everyone, I've actually been a member of this forum for a while but never really posted much. I've been a regular opponent of Sedge until I moved in December (I lived a 5 minute walk away from his house, it was a glorious time filled with battle). I seriously can't wait for the old world to return and square bases to make their rightful return but I've been keep eight edition alive in my own way ever since the end times.
He's been nagging me to start a project log and so that's what I'm doing. I have actually got two armies which are both well under way. Skaven and Dark Elves. I've been inspired by Sedge to continue tackling my Dark Elves and so that's what I will be showing immediately below but this PLOG will be a mixture of both armies. Oh, and I also have a high elf army in boxes, just trying to find a surgeon so I can sell my kidney to get a skycutter and a few boxes of dragon knights.
Below are my doomfire warlocks, which I finished this week. This is the most recent thing I've painted but I'll also get round to taking photos of the rest of my painted dark elves sometime soon, they were painted a couple of years ago.
I have a very different army scheme to the classic purple. (wait until you see my cold one knights!) Red cloth, black armour and i tried to do the flesh with a dark blue tinge, you'll see what I mean.
With these doomfire warlocks I was trying to make the rider and horses have a magical quality to them so I've painted their hairy elements so they look like they are on fire. Or at least that is what I was going for.
So I've been debating whether I should make this post or wait until the unit is complete and based but as this is now a legally fieldable unit and I wanted to keep the ball rolling on this plog (especially as I am a phenomenally slow painter). I've finished 10 blackguard. I've always loved the idea of the black guard, ever since my first forays into warhammer back in the 90s (I don't know what edition this was but it was high elves and goblins in the starters with cardboard punch outs of eltharion and grom the paunch). The idea of my army is that they are sort of rebels in that they are shielding a male sorcerer from Male kith (i have an old metal dark elf sorcerer model from the 90s, although I have no idea where it is as I moved house in December). I assume that he is from an extremely wealthy and powerful family who saw the fact they had a male sorcerer child born in to the family as a way to potentially overthrow Malekith and seek power for themselves. So these guys are the sorcerers elite bodyguard note Malekith's.
I need to do the basing, but that will all be done once the full 20 are painted. Man I love these models.