Sometime you see a miniature that just screams ‘iconic’. This 28mm Elf Lord from the extremely talented Kev White at Hasslefree Miniatures is one such miniature for me. The pose and character of the model oozes, well, character – to such a degree that the mood depicted, the intent of the Elf, could be one of many. He’s ‘complicated’ – for a 28mm sculpt! Little wonder he is very reminiscent of a certain Moorcock albino prince.
From a painting point of view I tried a couple of new things which were a bit hit and miss. I held back on the shading on the hair to ensure is was brilliant white. I tried a blue metallic armor colour. I tried to keep the black as black as possible without just being ‘black’ – dark blue in fact. What certainly missed was the sword – after trying to paint a super-shiny-white transition to blue, and failing, I tried stripping the blade back to the metal and buffing it to as high a sheen as I could with a Dremel tool. I’m leaving it as it is for now as a reminder of how bad this can look (I tried it before on some UFO Flying Saucers which also fell short). I’ll fix it the traditional way before he hits a gaming table – unless of course someone as a better idea – chrome paint?
He does have rather large hands. Just saying.