The Return of the Elf

27 thoughts on “The Return of the Elf”

  1. I am glad we have not lost you to an enraged fiancée. At 5’8’’ I have also had trouble with clothes fitting well off the rack. Getting heavier as I get older has not helped.

    The Elk is looking stunning. You always do such amazingly meticulous work. The color palette is brilliant and your blending so smooth! I have no idea which game you are referring to but feel like I should.

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    1. It was touch and go for sure! I would have thought that clothes would be a bit easier for you. My Dad is 5’7 and brother is either 5’8 or 5’9 and neither have the same struggles that I do. With that said, I’m sure there are very few people who can easily find clothes that fit them so we can take solace in that.

      Thanks for the kind words and someone has correctly identified my inspiration for this elf so I’ll have to talk a bit more about in the next update!

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  2. Excellent work on the Elk Jeff, your NMM and Gems look exquisite, now you know the recipes, hopefully the second side will be quicker for you. Have no idea on the game that inspired the colour scheme, as I don’t keep up with them at all.
    That was very lucky finding someone who could fit you in for the suit, one disaster adverted ! A piece of advice, don’t take any of your models on your honeymoon, or your marriage could be as short as some of the celebrity ones ! LOL

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    1. Thank you, Dave! Knowing the recipes does seem to be helping and I’m trying to be smart and do all of a similar thing at once to save some time too. Haha, that is very good advice! I don’t have a honeymoon planned but I won’t even attempt to take any miniatures on it 🙂

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  3. This is looking great, the gems really are looking amazing, and the green tassel certainly pop more now.
    I’m not sure on the game that inspired this however which is odd as I am a bit of a gamer, so I’ll have to keep head scratching on that.

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    1. Thank you! The green parts I think really bring it together so I’m glad to hear you like them too. Somebody did guess the proper game but maybe it was harder to figure out than I thought. I’ll talk a bit more about my inspiration for this elf next update if I don’t forget 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Mikko! You got it! Blood elves are indeed the inspiration here. You win a vial of Arthas’s tears or some of Grom Hellscream’s blood. Your choice! I’ll get your prize in the mail straight away 😉

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  4. So, buying a suit off the peg and cutting the sleeves and legs to fit wouldn’t be a helpful suggestion then? You could always cut them really raggedy and say you were going for a Fallout theme! 🙂 Nice to see the elk making progress. 🙂

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  5. It’s looking great! Enjoy the day and get fussed about the inevitable unpredicted stuff that happens… Because… Well, you couldn’t predict that!
    The other side… Is predictably going to look great!
    I’ll need more clues on the game in updates to come!

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    1. No worries on the typo! I hate not being able to edit as well. I’m going to try and enjoy the wedding but I am going to try and be ready for the unexpected too. I’m sure there will be something. Thanks for the kind words on the elk as well 🙂 Someone has guessed the game but I’ll talk more about which game it is next update so that people don’t have to comb through the comments to find out.

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  6. Fantastic work on the Elf. Having come this far take your time, it will be superb when it’s done. No idea on the game, not my thing I’m afraid. Looks like you cut it fine with the wedding suit but all is well that ends well! 🙂

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    1. That is excellent advice, mate. No need to start rushing just yet 🙂 I was very lucky on the suit and won’t tempt fate or SWMBO in the near future if I can avoid it 😀

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  7. Does it really take that long to get a suit tailored these days? Wow. Nice save! What are the groomsmen wearing or did you skip that mess.
    I’m not sure if this will even be an elf in the end at this point since all we’ve seen is a headless reindeer ….lol.
    But it DOES look good and I’m glad you’re enjoying painting it. Good luck with the wedding my online friend. 😀

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    1. I would hope not as 3 months is outrageous. I wonder if the pandemic has something to do with this but I can’t really say. The groomsman are wearing the same color but can otherwise get their own suits. I thought they would like to have a bit of choice there and black suits are mostly the same, right?

      I suppose I could put Santa on top of this thing if there is enough demand 😉 The elf is coming, especially now that over half of the elk is done. Your patience will be rewarded eventually! 🙂

      Good luck with your move as well. I hope that is going well as that is not much less stressful than getting married!

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  8. Stunning work on the elk! My younger brother just started miniature painting recently (not very serious, only for boardgames) and I showed him this to see what true talent and craftmanship looks like. He was speechless.

    Happy to hear your suit could still be made in time. With COVID still impacting production around the world I’ve been waiting on certain furniture items for many months now. Not a huge problem per se (mostly just an inconvenience), but it’s good to be mindful of long waiting times on certain items.

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    1. Thanks, mate! That is a really high compliment and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it! 😀

      In regards to furniture, it is the same way here! I think both making furniture and actually delivering it are being delayed due to demand and the pandemic. My fiancée and I want and need to buy furniture but everything takes months to arrive so it has been hard to get going on furniture shopping. I hope you’re able to get what you need quickly and once the wedding is over, I expect we’ll buy quite a bit of stuff and hopefully won’t have to wait too long for it!

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  9. Jeff, I am more than happy to see pictures of this week after week, whatever titles you decide to come up with. It’s a beautiful sight to see, watching the progress step by step – you’re doing a truly awesome job… more please!😉

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  10. I feel that I say this each time you post but: wow. That is truly amazing work. I don’t feel quite so inadequate when I read that you spent 6-8 hours on the gems though! Keep painting, it’s so inspiring.

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