The Far Side of the Elk

26 thoughts on “The Far Side of the Elk”

  1. Great progress on the second side Jeff, and seems to be progressing faster than the first side. Can see where your inspiration for the colour scheme comes from now, and a very fitting tribute you’ve been creating.
    Hope life stops being so chaotic for you soon, before you know it the wedding will be done and hopefully be filled with happy memories for you both.

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    1. Thanks, Dave! I would have to agree that the second side is coming together faster which is a relief because it means it shouldn’t feel too tedious to work on. I cannot wait until things slow down. I’m really have trouble keeping up with everything that needs to be done. Only three weeks to go until the wedding now…

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  2. Ah, it was the Blood Elves from Warcraft! Good choice and a great colour scheme for these elves. I was much the same as yourself really, the old Warcraft strategy games were great but WoW left me cold. Oh and isn’t stretching yourself thin with too many projects 99% of this hobby? I’m pretty sure it is anyway… 

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    1. Its nice to know other people felt the same way about WoW. It was a long grind with no payoff for me. I’m glad to hear that people such as yourself do see the Blood Elves connection now. I was starting to worry that I was too subtle about it 🙂 I completely agree that everyone in the hobby is being pulled in too many directions but I guess it is part of the fun and madness of it!

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  3. Ah, I should have realized Blood Elves… I was over thinking it. Looking beautiful mate!

    And I look forward to seeing some more Middle Earth from you. As for Pulp Alley, you’ll get to it when the time is right. And I will be here to hear about it.

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    1. I think the reference wasn’t quite as obvious as I thought though it may become more obvious once I get going on the rider. I look forward to painting some more Middle Earth and Pulp Alley for that matter. I’m very motivated to get this elf project done which is probably too bad for me because I’ve got quite a ways to go on it still. Once I do finish it, I’ll take some time to work on the neglected projects for sure so hopefully it will be worth the wait!

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  4. The Elk continues to look great and will be well worth the effort when finished. I think we are all probably guilty of spreading ourselves to thinly at times, the trouble is there is just too much stuff out there to tempt us! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, mate and that’s the truth! I think we have ourselves to blame for participating in this community 🙂 For example, I see you painting really cool Baron’s War minis and I start thinking, I could maybe swing painting some of those too. And before you know it, you’re distracted with a new project you didn’t anticipate 🙂

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  5. You’ve certainly made quick work of that mate – beautiful.
    I can’t say anymore than that, otherwise there’s nowhere to go when you produce the next installment; I’m already running out of superlatives!

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  6. Just to give you an idea of what a dimwit I am, at no point during your previous posts did I think, “Wow, he has to do this to the other side as well”. Duh. It’s looking fantastic, the painting is as beautiful as ever. Looking forward to seeing more of it get painted!

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    1. Ha, I don’t think that makes you dense at all. It would be nice if there weren’t too sides to be honest. It’d save me a bit of time anyway 🙂 I’m going to try and make plenty of progress this week and hopefully get to “new” parts of the sculpt soon!

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  7. I am amazed at your dedication to detail and that you can do a miniature one side at a time vs the same feature on both sides at once. Adding to your to do pile reduced mine!

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    1. Bret really should have your own blog. I don’t go over to one ring much anymore mainly due to lack of time and my own lotr stuff going back to the sidelines.

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    2. I don’t know which approach is smarter to be honest, Bret. Usually on smaller minis, it really isn’t an issue but on something this big, it was probably something worth thinking about instead of just painting whatever whenever. Thanks again for the minis and I agree with Stew’s comments that you should make your own blog so we can follow your work on there! 🙂 I do check OR but its almost exclusively to see what you’re up to and I think I’ve missed some stuff lately due to a lack of free time.

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  8. Oh, it’s a blood Elf! Neat-oh!
    I was big into WoW back in the day. In fact I was SO into it that I stated to struggle to finish grad school. I was running a guild and doing all that stuff and not writing my dissertation.

    But the miniature is looking good but with 3 weeks till a wedding I doubt you’ll have much time to paint so don’t stress over it.

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    1. I would have never guessed you were into WoW, Stew. I honestly have no idea why, because the game was so popular when it came out. My problem with WoW is how all-consuming it became and how you couldn’t really play it casually. Once I realized that, I quit and never really looked back.

      I’m optimistic that I can make plenty of progress during the week even with the wedding stuff. My weekends are more hectic than the typical weekday which is opposite of what it normally is. Either way, we’ll see what I can do and if nothing else, I can argue for painting time as I need plenty of stress relief right now 🙂

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  9. Thanks for the shout out, I’m always happy for a scrap of online cred 😀 This is turning out excellent, the blood elf palette is spot on.

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