27 Mar 2014

Citizen Militia of Caledor

Hi there! I've taken a break from painting Orc's and Goblins, and dusted my old High Elf minis from the cupboard. I've been reading my old 1993 High Elves armybook and got carried away with the bright and beautiful HE color themes they show in the book.
Mike McVey's Prince Tyrion mounted on Malhandir and some pics of the old Dragon Princes of Caledor got me an idea, to create a similar color theme on one of my Spearmen. Here's how it turned out.

For the first time I did'nt use any metallic colors. Golden armour is simply made with Averland Sunset and wash. Then picked up some high lights with same color adding white. I used green on the spear tip, instead of using traditional metal color. That is also idea I got from old Dragon Princes.

Back side is not finished yet. Missing some high lights and painting of the pouch.

Here's the Spearman posing with my "old schooled" Dragon Prince. I'm now planning to paint all my Citizen Militia ( Spearmen and Archers ) in bright colors of Caledor. Rest of the army would be cool to have some mid 90's themes too. Or maybe I'll create a private army of some Caledorian Prince, so I can use the same color theme in all units :) We'll see...

Taken from High Elves armybook from 1997: Caledor is a sparsley populated, rugged, volcanic region which has been home to Dragons since ancient times. The folk of Caledor favour hot fiery colours for their plumes and decorative motifs, and they are the only Elves who commonly use black for plumes and crests... More Caledorians later. Bye now!