Glade Guard Prototype
I have been working on a single Glade Guard model recently to test out a colour scheme, and to see if there was anything that needed improving/ changing, and the above model is the finished prototype. I really enjoyed painting this guy as I used a new blending technique for the paint rather than my usual heavy highlighting method, and this technique was learnt from Ron over at From The Warp who kindly answered my call for help about blending colours on a model – check out his site for dozens of excellent tips and tutorials to add that special something to your miniatures. I am basing my army around an Autumn/Winter scheme, so I opted to use Earthy tones such as Graveyard Earth, Kommando Khaki and Desert Yellow. I also suffer from a problem that appears to be very common amongst our fellow hobbyists; Perfectionism! I often get bored of an army if I do not put every effort in to them or if their eyes aren’t aligned properly, and that has been the case with countless hundreds of my miniatures, so I thought the best way to avoid that same path with my Wood Elves would be to go all out on modelling them so that I can satisfy my annoying obsession. In this case I have decided to use some extremely thin fishing line to create the draw-string of the bow, and added some lichen, leaves and snow to the base for the final touches.
As a prototype model, I would really appreciate any input, advice, comments or criticism about this fella so that I can perform the improvements on his kin as I slowly put them together.
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