Warmaster High Elf Big and Small Dragon

The big one is classic. The smaller one is converted from the plastic dragon in the Dreadfleet boxed set (got the model on ebay). It’s a nice mid-point between the mini-dragons (Eagle proxies) and the big dragon – making it an ideal proxy for the Griffon Rider. The rider is kitbashed from some high elf and Eureka wood elf models.

WM HE - Hero on Dragon WM HE - Dragon Rider

Warmaster High Elves

Time to make some progress on that New Years Resolution. The folks over at TacComs convinced me to start with a Warmaster army. High Elves it is, since that’s the last “core” army not yet completed (see the Warmaster Gallery to see the other 5 core armies).

I am going with a red and white dragon theme for the army as my Dwarves are already blue/white (the other “classic” High Elf scheme). At a small scale like Warmaster, it’s best to stick with unique schemes per army (of course, my Empire army is also white/red but I have vague intentions to repaint them red/blue for Altdort since the paint job is not that great).

So first up are some core units and mini-dragons (Eagle Rider proxies). I shamelessly confess to copying the dragon shield design from this beautiful army.

WM HE - Archers WM HE - Spearmen WM HE - Dragons

 

Warmaster Project Prep

With the motivational slump from the Blood Angel experiment, I need some small scale projects to get me energized again. As a challenge, I will try to paint one Warmaster army every month. Let’s see how it goes.

Step one was to acquire all of the remaining Warmaster armies (I already have five), adding in some War of the Rings forces for good measure. After removing a metric ton of flash and gluing everything onto millions of painting sticks, I am now ready to go.

The first few models are just left-overs for the existing armies to practice a bit of 10mm painting.

The Orcs get a second unit of Boar Boyz and another Rock Lobber (if you can’t tell the difference to the 2002 version then I did a decent job blending into the old paint job).

WM Orc - Rock Lobbers WM Orc - Boar BoyzNext, Chaos got a third unit of hounds just because I had them lying around.

WM Chaos - Warhounds

The Empire received a unit of Mortars that I picked up at some point.

WM Empire - Mortars

Finally, I painted some Tomb Scorpions for the Tomb King army. I got these when I ordered some Reaper soft plastic models for another project.

WM Undead - Scorpions