Monday, 18 May 2015

Wood Elf Noble - Oak

Back in the early 80s, I always liked the Ral Partha figures that Citadel used to make under licence. I liked them more than their own sculpts, mostly. I didn't know then that they were all the work of one man. 

When I discovered Thunderbolt Mountain miniatures in the 90s, I was amazed by the detail they got into their little dioramas. I was given two as a birthday present one year and really must get them finished one day.

Later still I saw that Thunderbolt Mountain were making a line of 30mm figures that could have come straight from the pages of Tolkien. So I fell in love for the third time with the work of Tom Meier and bought as much as I could afford; not always easy without a UK distributor.

I have a few now, but have always been too scared to paint them because I knew I couldn't so them justice, particularly the Elves.

I tried some Orcs a while back and was happy with the results, and now I have finally plucked up the courage to paint my first Elf.

I'm pleased with him. 
Wood Elf Noble - Oak. 
The first of many...


  1. Crikey, I wouldn't be worried about 'not doing him justice' - this is a fantastic paintjob IMHO ; perfect palette, tone. Really comes to life. Strong work!

    1. Thank you bluespixie.
      I am pleased with how he came out, and the next one I painted. They're my favourite figures, so I'm always inspired to improve.