[Been Painting] A Pale Rose, a Reference, and a Large Arboreal Friend

Well, I did it!

Hot off the heels of OWAC IV, my second army what I dun painted in the last six months.

With one weekend to go until Resurrection I have slapped some paint on every member of the Deadwood Covenant, or at least enough of them to make a 2000 point army.

Kinband of the Pale Rose: 20 Eternal Guard

These were a bit of a bugaboo, which I actively avoided doing anything about for oh, at least a fortnight. I’m still not Sure about them as models, these Oathmark Elf Infantry. They look a bit too High Elven for me, even with only one helmet in the unit. A lot of their faces have blobbled a bit, the Technique having failed me, and they badly need some differentiation in hair colour. But they are three-colours-done and I can take them to a tournament and that’s what I set out to achieve.

“I’m Gwydion…”
“… and I’m the Druid.”

Much happier with these two. While Gwydion is every bit as heroic scale as I’d feared, he IS the last unbargained scion of his line and can afford to be a bit larger than life. He is a hero, after all: the point around which the Asrai of Deadwood rally.

The Druid, meanwhile, represents something of an evaporation of gumption on my part. I’d intended to go without Lords, but in need of Dispel dice, better Leadership, and options in the magic department not dependent on trees, I caved and sought out a Spellweaver. The prospect of playing fifth edition, and thus securing access to High Magic, was merely gravy.

Uchelwydd…

This was… bigger than my usual figure. I tried a few things to add textural variety, a bit of Typhus Corrosion blended in here and there, the deeper blue showing underneath the major logs. I also built the base up with ye olde Milliput so his feet had something to anchor into, rather than just the little points of contact with his fetching high heels. If that doesn’t work, it’s time for MAGNETS, but I’m hoping they won’t be necessary.

4 thoughts on “[Been Painting] A Pale Rose, a Reference, and a Large Arboreal Friend

  1. “They look a bit too High Elven for me, even with only one helmet in the unit.”

    I wonder if they’d look more wood elf with celtic knotwork on the shields. Maybe some white waterslide transfers on that dark colour.

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  2. I like the unified style you’ve given them. I also made note of the bribe given to the TO for an all forested tournament table. Are you sure these aren’t secretly Dark Elves? 😉😂

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    1. Well… there’s elves, see, and there’s elves, and then there’s these other elves who are sort of… in the middle and off to the side a bit…

      (look he took Pitched Battle out of the pack and denied me my free wood, steps had to be taken (

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