Odd thing to blog about lol but I enjoyed seeing all the FW items laid out on a shelf truth be told!
In 2016 I reached out to Les to enquire if he had any Original artwork for sale from the Games Workshop guys.
Which led me to then asking if he would consider doing a commission piece with Eldar as the focus, he quoted me a price… i said oh boy!
He said he understood
I said, could we do just a very simple painting and bring the price down
He said OK
I then paid in installments as I couldn’t afford the block price and it made sense as I had to paid 14 months for him to have time 🙂
So below is the finished piece and i couldn’t be happier. Still i need to get him framed.
For the past 18 months I have been ordering things from the US eBay and sending them to either Jason or Joe Oretza lol those poor chaps.
Here is more or less the entire order from Jason’s house. Funnily when you order so much over such a long period you completely forget what you ordered.
13th of Jan – a head
13th of Jan Evening – Initial Body positions
14th of Jan – Initial Body with head and cloak
At this point I had some feedback that the body was actually rather human like. Vlad has been fantastic at taking on feedback. Not only at listening to the feedback but acting on it with amazing detail. Considering his english is not the greatest, you certainly wouldn’t think with the work.
The feedback was:
* Arm needs to move up slightly to appear as if about to strike
* Chest is too large and muscly
* Arms are too strong
15th of Jan – Rework of the body to bring more in line with eldar. Looking much more slim line and eldar like.
16th of Jan – The sword. Fantastic details and still gives me a bona looking.
21 of Jan – Getting closer – The body and cloak
Seeing these pieces set my heart on fire 😀 They are stunning and Vlad has done an amazing job of listening to the details given and just making the whole thing look amazing.
I have given feedback that the chest piece should sit more flushly on the chest. So we shall see where we go with that 😀
Things went much with Gautier 🙂 So much so that we’re going to work on another project soon.
Here is my painted version next to the normal eldar Farseer.
I do love a good Eldar commission and here is my second, based on the beautiful artwork by beckjann.deviantart.com.
This was completed April 2018.
Below is the finished product.
I was a little disappointed with the chest size and the head size. The sculptor did not want to change the sculpt. But here we are.
Finally got my hands on one of these buggers… and this is all I could muster lol
Day 1 – I’ve had the model a while… After getting a little scared with mr fek wit Asurmen I thought, ye lets do a quick win… 2 weeks later lol
Day 2 – So now we get the little bugger ready for some paint!
Day 3 – I can’t help it, start again/continue starting again/start again/then start starting again again… All with new paint each time.
Day 4 – After fekin up the base and painting over it far far too many times I settled to adding more dirt and “starting” again
Day 5 – Lol I put “Day 5” but its obviously been more than 5 days, this is just… day 5 of actually doing something on the model. Still started adding paint and really trying hard to not give a S**T about how it looks as to learn more.
I had some free days and knew with the increase in me selling my warhammer I should find all the items I can sell from the mums loft. I bought £300 worth of really useful boxes and its nowhere near enough yet 🙁
Here are the results