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Spring Clean – My first love

Spring Clean – My first love

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Project Blog by laughingboy Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

The first Army (or even miniatures) I ever painted back in 2015 when I got into the hobby was the Elves from the Isle of Blood set (funny enough the Skaven was my second) so for this Spring Clean I am going to bring them up to date and give them some love.

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First of the new forces added

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So the original force had a unit of 10 Sword Masters but I had picked up 10 more from eBay a couple of years ago.

so a quick paint job and they are ready to add to the army. So not only has the original army had a refresh but they now also have a completely new unit.

 

Replicating 2015

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Ok so I am going to be adding to the force but as this is a spring clean rather than a redo I want the new things I add to blend in with what I did back in 2015.

luckly I can’t paint for toffee so replicating the simple paint job was not much of an issue and I can knock them out quite quickly.

I think it fairly difficult to pick between them one from 2015 and one from today.

Replicating 2015
Replicating 2015

Up close and personal

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I decided to take some close up pictures so you can see the result of the textured paint and snowy tufts. This is not the end because I will be touching up some of the paint jobs. Remember these are my first ever models so the paint job is awful and I hope I have improved a little thus adding some wash, highlights and tidying up will improve it.

Sorry if this hurts your eyes.

 

To add or not to add

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I have had these laying around for some time mostly because I imagined a great force of reavers riding across the table… maybe now is a good time to add them. You also cannot go wrong with more SwordMasters.

To add or not to add

In the zone.

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Some times you just get into the zone, I had my task set to rebase the entire force and well it took time but it is done.

now this this not the end because I will be touching up some paint work and potentially adding to the force. But is is tabletop ready for AoS and maybe Saga Fantasy?

In the zone.

Left out in the cold

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So my only gripe with AOS when it came out was how it decimated my high elves and for me made it almost impossible to easily put on the table in a coherent force.

So to mark this I have decided to base them in snow as they were banished to the mountain ranges.

I wanted this process to be fairly quick so went with the following.

All your bases are belong to us

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Using my Flashforge Finder which is quite an old 3d printed at this point but is very simple to use I start printing many round and oval bases.

Using an STL file from a 3d bases Kickstarter I took the basic plain bases and just simply adjusted the sizes to fit my needs.

my print bed is small but you easily fit 20 x 25mm bases on the plate and the print takes only an hour or so.

I think they turn out great.

Sore fingers

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So I don’t have a picture sorry but the first thing I did was remove all the bases. Luckily because these were my first modes I found most of them were not attached to their bases and just pulled free. Others typically those with a slot connection needed to be cut away with just modelling snips. Doing this many bases was time consuming but a fairly easy task with just sore fingers at the end.

So this is what I am working with

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These are pictures I took a couple of years ago so I am sorry for quality… I also had not painted a miniature before so I apologise for the paint job.