Saturday, 30 January 2016

From TamsinP - 28mm High Elf (5 Points)

"A High Elf? Tamsin's doing fantasy? And it's not to take the mickey out of Ray? Is she feeling unwell?"

Yes, I have painted a fantasy figure and no, I'm not feeling unwell. I just fancied painting a single mini before I commence work on my next project and this one took my fancy.

The figure is apparently Aenur, an Elf from GW's Mordheim range. I won him in a prize draw on (I think) Carl's blog a couple of years ago and he's been sitting prepped and primed since then.

The layered highlights on the cloak didn't come out quite as nicely as I thought they had, but they'll do.

This figure will be a prize in a future giveaway on my blog, which is why I've gone over the base with black paint. That means either 4 or 5 points for this figure.

And that's it from me for this week folks!
This is a very nice figure, Tamsin.  I have the same one in my collection and remember enjoying working on it. It's all about the cloak, and even with your reservations I think you've done an excellent job on it. I really like the pale green you've gone with as it goes very well with the Elf theme. I also like how the cloak works with the buff boots. Great job!


  1. That's a lovely figure! Nice work. It is nice to switch scales and projects every now and then to keep things fresh.

  2. Ahh this takes me back! What an excellent job you have done on him, I remember when all the GW stores did a painting competition with this figure.

    1. They had the painting competition using him because he was free on WD, so most people had one.

      Fantastic work Tamsin!

  3. Tamsin painting fantasy-I love it! If you had slapped a few snowflakes on the base you could have counted it towards your Frostgrave side dual.

    Nicely done!

  4. Zits a great figure, I got one free with white dwarf many moons ago. The face is really nicely done and brings out his expression.

  5. Like Jamie, I got this one ages ago with WD (back when it was worth buying) as well and had a blast painting it. You certainly gave it that sneaky Elvishness that it deserves. Well done!

  6. Excellent let that be an end to that fantasy malarkey !

  7. I like the cloak work, not overstated so looks right.


  8. It's always fun to have a nice change of pace when painting - the shading came out very well and I really like the muted tone on the cloak.

  9. A well-done figure. I like the peep of armor from under the cloak.

  10. @ Curt - your opinion of the cloak shading might change if you saw the pics I took from other angles! ;)
    This figure is definitely all about the cloak, but it's how you bring out the other details that makes the whole thing.

    @ Barks - cheers! I did enjoy painting this one :)

    @ Clint - it seems to have been a popular figure as there are lots of pics of it on Google Images :)

    @ Anne - I'm not in the Frostgrave side-challenge! I'm glad you like it as it is a bit different for me :)

    @ Francis - thanks big fella :)

    @ Jamie - cheers! Painting Elvish flesh was something I wasn't too sure of, but it looks as though I've pulled it off :)

    @ Sander - cheers! Are Elves sneaky? I have heard from a chap called Gollum that "Hobbitses" are sneaky, but he's never mentioned Elves down the pub ;)

    @ DaveD - thanks! Sorry, but I'm afraid this figure has converted me to the fantasy side of things...


    @ Ian - cheers! I did go with a lot of layering to get the cloak looking good :)

    @ Miles - a change of pace and scale is always a good idea to keep the mojo running :)

    @ Juan - thank you :)

    @ Keith - cheers! The exposed armour does help to break up the monotony of the green :)

  11. Great paint work on a great figure - excellent work on the cloak in particular. Well done Tamsin.

  12. He looks very fine, Tamsin! Although you dislike his cloak, I think it turned out really well and is very complimentary to his gear. ;)

  13. Very nice indeed, Tamsin. I've admired this figure for many years - I think it's from Mordheim, as a special character. Really terrific sculpting, and you've done a great job with him!

  14. Very nice indeed, Tamsin. I've admired this figure for many years - I think it's from Mordheim, as a special character. Really terrific sculpting, and you've done a great job with him!

  15. Very nice. I think I may have this figure stashed away in my horde somewhere as well. Nice painting. cheers

  16. @ Greg - thanks! :)

    @ Christopher - cheers! :)

    @ David B - thanks! Strangely, when I look at the figure "in the flesh" I don't see the problems I was seeing in some of the pics - maybe an artifact of the photography/lighting?

    @ Sidney - thanks and yes, he's a Mordheim special character from what I've been reading. It's definitely a nice sculpt, but I feel the sunken cheeks are a bit too exaggerated.

    @ Brendon - it sounds like a lot of people have him stashed away somewhere :)

  17. I've always like this figure too bad its not readily available. Very nice paint job.