||The new Dark Elf models by Chris Fitzpatrick are really nice, but my
favorites are the Corsairs. Wow! This model is a minor conversion,
with a shield from an older Dark Elf character. For my Dark Elves,
I mostly use dark purple and teal againt black. Brass and steel are
used sparingly for metallic trim, and I mix up a very light tan for skin
(I do like this contrast, one of the best features of the Dark Elves.
|I wanted the Sea Dragon cloak to stand out, so I drybrushed it green
with yellow highlights drybrushed on afterwards. The green goes well
with the dark teal color I used on the front, fortunately.
||Prior to the release of the new Assassins, I was unhappy with the selection,
so this is actually a converted Confrontation mini equipped with a repeater
crossbow from the new plastics. I love the pose, but it took a while
to get the colors right for this model.
|I still like the old Naggaroth models, with their giant, skull laden
axes. If painted to match, the old Dark Elf models go quite well
with the new ones, though slightly chunkier. In this case though,
chunky is good! You can really see how the purple and teal colors
work with the black and metallics on this model, and some shading in the
teal is evident too. I also paint my Dark Elves with white hair,
for even more contrast.
||Although the new Witch Elves are nice, I still had some of the old
ones kicking around so I put them to use. The only thing that bugged
me about the old ones was their clumsy looking weapons, so I replaced the
blade on the right with one from the new plastic dark elf halberds, and
filed the one on the left with needle files, to be more curved and wicked
|A completely stock, old style crossbowman Dark Elf. There's just
something about the pose that makes my like these guys (and they are still
cooler than the very first round of Dark Elves, who were extremely small).
||I happened upon one of the old Dark Elf sorceror models and decided
he was fine as is. Once again using the Purple, Teal, and Black color
scheme, I used bits of red for contrast. The only real accomplishment
of note on this model is the dripping blood on the mage staff, which was
painted with a dark gloss red . A similar effect could be achieved
by putting gloss coat over a flat color, but I liked the shade of the dark
red gloss paint. When using gloss, note that Enamel paints really
|This is one of the new Corsair standard bearers. Since Standard
bearers in our Mordheim rules can't hide, I figured I'd give him a lantern
for good measure. To give the impression of actual light coming from
the lantern, I did a quick yellow-white drybrushing, strongest near the
lantern and fading off farther away- quick but effective.
The standard itself is even less work- I used old Dark Elf decals on a
plastic banner to get this model in play quickly...