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My son gave me a handful of these Noble Oak Guards.

I decided that I wanted to get them painted up as a project together.

I am going to paint all three up in a theme.  Seasons.

I did the first one in what I will call Summer a while back.

That leaves (yuck yuck) spring,  fall, and winter for the three remaining.

I have NO intention of repeating that Orange elf I did before....that was awesome

and a stand alone moment. 

So, this is my project for now.  Don't know how long it will take,

but it won't be a week's work that is for sure.

 

Here are the Elves:

I include two photos of the earlier 1 inch tall elf I did.

 

 

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Looks like the start of a great project. Are you intending to have a colour that join them together in the theme?

Since the Elves are all identical That is a pretty good connection, but to give myself a bit more leadway,

I will leave them with  a gold helm, and allow myself to play with everything else.  So the oak leaves may change color,

armor, cloak, and pants are guaranteed to change, the basing will modify to reflect the season,  I'm trying to allow myself

the greatest amount of options for creativity.  They are now scrubbed, washed and drying.

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Looks like a good start. Can't wait to see how they turn out. I have been afraid to put paint on mine. 

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Jay,  the already painted one looks more a a muted Fall to me... so I would say you have Spring Summer and Winter left to paint.   Maybe make the cloak/pants and helmet leaf the main color differentials while leaving the armor consistent. (of course a hunter Orange would be better for the Fall guy..nudge nudge or even pumpkin Orange wink wink) ^_^

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Since I am one of the hard headed Norwegian variations, and I don't change my internal clock unless

it is Norwegian Time, I was wide awake at 0515.  So I made a cup of tea, went out and voted for the idiot of my choice, returned home,

made another cup of tea, and then primed three Elf Guards.  I then lined them when the primer had dried.

So here is the gang awaiting my starting the paint application process.

I have to think this out a bit.

If you want to know what you are painting, apply a THIN layer of brown liner to your miniature, make sure you really get it into all the

deep fold areas.  These are very rich in details !

 

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These are looking great Jay! You always paint up the neatest miniatures. Maybe one day my son will purchase miniatures for me as well... although he's three so he's got a ways to go...

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These are looking great Jay! You always paint up the neatest miniatures. Maybe one day my son will purchase miniatures for me as well... although he's three so he's got a ways to go...

Well, if you start him out with a paper route around ten, you might reap some rewards ...ROFL.

Thanks for the laugh, and my son is just amazed that I actually do these, and he finds some complicated ones to see what I will do with them !

I'm looking forward to doing these, it'll be a nice challenge to complete them.

And SOON Bones II arrives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Started adding color to the Elf Guards.

I totally destroyed a paint brush dry brushing the chain mail (and I don't even like the way that worked).

I am going to cover it over and use a different brush, and adjust color/thin/thickness.

I did get eyes and face in, now to keep from demolishing that.

face is about 1/4 by 1/4 inch.

So here is where I am at the moment, soon to change by tomorrow.

 

 

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These are looking great Jay! You always paint up the neatest miniatures. Maybe one day my son will purchase miniatures for me as well... although he's three so he's got a ways to go...

Well, if you start him out with a paper route around ten, you might reap some rewards ...ROFL.

Thanks for the laugh, and my son is just amazed that I actually do these, and he finds some complicated ones to see what I will do with them !

I'm looking forward to doing these, it'll be a nice challenge to complete them.

And SOON Bones II arrives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know, right? We paint these things so much we forget how challenging it seems to outsiders. A friend of mine, who's just started painting, showed his uncle some of my work, and the uncle didn't believe that a person had painted that. He said it had to be a machine or some sort of photographic trickery. Imaging if the poor man actually saw some professional level work. His mind would explode! Lol!

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