28mm Fantasy Ceril Brooding Elf Lord Hasslefree Miniatures Kev White sculptor

Mini Update: Brooding Elf Lord from Hasslefree Miniatures

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?

28mm Fantasy Ceril Brooding Elf Lord Hasslefree Miniatures Kev White sculptor 28mm Fantasy Ceril Brooding Elf Lord Hasslefree Miniatures Kev White sculptor 28mm Fantasy Ceril Brooding Elf Lord Hasslefree Miniatures Kev White sculptor 28mm Fantasy Ceril Brooding Elf Lord Hasslefree Miniatures Kev White sculptor

He does have rather large hands. Just saying.

9 thoughts on “Mini Update: Brooding Elf Lord from Hasslefree Miniatures”

  1. Good paint job as always.
    This mini look like more Melnibonéan than elvish but I have never understand the dark elf concept
    When somebody talk about Dark Elf, I always think about Melniboné. 😀

    1. Thanks Stephane – Yes, if he’s not a Elric wannabe I don’t know anything about aesthetics! And agree about Dark Elves – there have been several takes on what they are like but for me the Moorcock vision (plus pointy ears perhaps) is spot on. Miserable bunch really. Modern day goths spring to mind… 😉

    1. Me too. But I was hoping for “more” shiny than that even – either chrome or even something that made it look like glass/ice. Menu try NMM again…

      He’s on the shelf now till I spot something and come back to it.

      Thanks tho!

  2. You said you were looking for thoughts; how about using metal foil? People, well modellers, have used it to cover aircraft for a natural metal look (or NMF, Natural Metal Finish, as they call it). Lets be honest what looks more natural for metal than metal?

    Link here to an article:-

    http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2000/f84bs_1.htm

    Okay the article is for a 1/48th scale F-84 Thunderjet but I’m sure(ish) that the same priciples apply to a 1/55 Elven albino prince.

    Failing that how about replacing the the sword blade with a laser cut piece of clear acrylic (held in place with a piece of acylic rod.

  3. But sholdn’t he be armed with a light absorbing black sword with runes etched on it? I thought Hawkmoon’s sword glowed.

    1. Hi John. Hope your well!

      I wasn’t trying to replicate Elric per sae, just saying this chap is pretty close aesthetically. Might take your point on if I come back to him (in a couple of decades due to leadpileanitus).
      Cheers for stopping by.

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