I gave the drakes a basic lizard look, green scales and red back. Eyes are black with a smallish white dot and teeth are Ushbati Bone. They are all identical and that soft plastic, that they use a lot in the board games. These have nice details though and basically no mold lines.
I tried something new with the bases, I tried to paint some dungeon floor on them. Looks good from the distance, but it is far from perfect. Anyway, I have lots of these miniatures still unpainted, so there are chances for practice.
Yochlol is some kind a shape shifter. Description from Wikipedia:"Yochlols appear as tentacled blobs of melted wax and continually emit a foul stench. They also have the power to change their shapes—usually to a comely drow female or to a spider (usually a black widow). They can also change themselves into a gaseous form, allowing their unknowing victims to inhale them, and then suffocating them."
Then something different, 3 Dwarf Longbeards for my WHFB army (notice the square bases). I started painting these in January, but they were buried under Chaos and other models. In general I like dwarfs, but painting these 6th Ed Longbeards is just painful. They are basically all beard and armor, all texture, no surface to paint. Lots of details, but not that much colors. I'm quite happy I have now finished them and I have a full squad of 20 of them now. Something finished again.
These didn't end up as neat as I hoped, but they fit nicely in the back rank, no problem there. I used only yellow and blue on these guys and on the same parts, but when they are with others, they don't look that uniformed. The shields are of course red, there was no choice. :)
And finally two elfs from LotR, a banner bearer and an archer. These both are part of the Gil-Galad's King's Guard. I started the 12 elf strong squad in the last challenge and with these two, that group is now finished. They are similar to regular elfs, but they have a better fighting value (which is basically useless, the fight value of normal elfs is usually high enough) and I have used bright green as a color instead of grey/gray.
As I have said before, these plastic elfs are just a joy to paint, especially when compared to those Longbeards... Now the King's Guard is finished, but I still have some regular warriors with bows and swords to paint as well as some heroes, like Elladan and Elrohir. I really would like to have elfs with sword and shield, but they were not made and converting them from these one piece plastics is quite a job...
|Regular High Elf on the left, King's Guard on the right|
|High King Gil-Galad with King's Guard|
These 9 25mm miniatures should give me nice 45 points. As my Curtgeld entry (25 points) is going to be released later today, my point total should be a nice 750 after that - exactly my target. But, I have still some unfinished business and I will create one more post before the deadline.
ByronM: Another good post for the my last day Teemu! A great ecclectic group of figures, but I really like the elves and think the green, while very different than normal LotR elves, really works and makes them shine.