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Elf Archer
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 12:18 AM UTC
Hi Guys,thought I would share some photos of my Elf Archer.I have been painting it for a good friend of mine,just finished painting him last month.It is the first figure I have painted since last November.I really enjoyed painting him,it is the first fantasy figure that I have done.He is painted all in Vallejo acrylic.Hope you like him.Regards John


AJLaFleche
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 12:22 AM UTC
Excellent work here, some really nice highlights and shadows. I like the more muted colors you used.
The mossy stuff on the tree...how did you get that effect? I have a tree stump in my current project (and several more in an upcoming one) so your technique for this would be appreciated.
DaveCox
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 12:31 AM UTC
Great piece of painting. Good colours and shading - effective treatment of a neat sculpt!
RayW
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 01:47 AM UTC
Good Job,

I recently did that same figure. I thought it was really nice figure

Cheers

Ray
MarkusE
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 02:22 AM UTC
Hello John,

I like this little Elf. Good job. I think your friend should be glad to have this figure in his collectons.

Cheers,
Markus

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 03:46 AM UTC
Hi Guys,many thanks for your response to the Elf Archer.Al how I made the moss effect over the supplied ground work. I extended the roots of the tree stump with magic sculpt then I painted over a base colour of greens and browns dark in shade then I brushed a matt medium over the paint and while wet I sprinkled various dried crushed mosses and small flowers.When they were dry I painted them various shades of brown and green which was highlighted and shadowed..I find that if you can study the real thing or some good photos you will always achieve a realistic look to the ground work.If you can put as much effort into the ground work as the figure it will only compliment the figure but in saying this,you dont want to over do it either Regads John
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 05:12 AM UTC
Morning John,.
hows all the family......brother I seen this figure many times and thought about getting him, but most of those i've seen had in that war games work shop style, that has put me off him,... man you've tipped the blance, Im going to get him, may even sculpt him in a larger scale,.... love the job youve made of him , ground work makes me home sick.......wonderfull.

Phil...
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 07:36 AM UTC
Hey Phil,thanks brother for the compliments on the figure.Brent the chap I painted the figure for, picked it up last night,he is a big Lord of the Rings fan and a top guy.Family are all well thanks Phil. Hope you and the family are all well.Glad you like the figure mate.Love to see you sculpt a larger version.Kind regards John :-)
Avus
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Roma, Italy
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 01:45 PM UTC
Outstanding work!
The base looks excellent as do the clothes. The face is painted well, too, but maybe there is too much contrast: he looks older than he's supposed to be.
But that's just my 2 cents.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 05:58 PM UTC
Hi Klaus,many thanks for your compliments on the Elf Archer.Face does look a bit older if you compare with what Legolas looks like.I had originally painted it a bit softer but when viewing the figure in the natural you lost the detail.My son Karl had past the same comment when he looked at the photos.Here is another picture with out scenic background.Kind regards John
fanai
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 12:13 PM UTC
John what can I say but beauifully done and as phil says a different approach than the "GW" way as I would expect from such an artist like your self- Individual and I loveyour base - Beth and my love to the family mate and God bless
Ian
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 05:34 PM UTC
Legolas, being a Woodland Elf, really should have had black hair. I hope Peter Jackson gets it right in The Hobbit as Woodland Elves feature more prominently in this story.
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 10:46 AM UTC
Hi john,

Looks like the forest is about to be minus one hobgoblin! Great job!