Miniature Monday: Elladan Elf Ranger


This time, three painters followed mysterious elven trails into the woods and found very different versions of Elladan the Elf Ranger!






(Posting by Antonia V.)

And yet another elf…! Yes, I know. I mean, elves are pretty stunningly beautiful and very flimsy graceful creatures, but since I’m more of a monster person (you will see!) I let Dirk paint this one too, matching his previous “D&D Forgotten Realms’ Forest Elves” theme:


I’m once again surprised how detailed the bones minis are with their rather soft material. The leaf structures come out nicely, he even added some freehand leaves on the back, and I really like the overall color scheme Dirk chose – it absolutely gives the “living and survival in the woods” feeling. Also, mute and natural colors very much are my thing 😉


Bettina’s mini is still a work in progress, but you can see where she’s going:


Also living in the Forgotten Realms, but of a completely different complexion are Moon Elves – Bettina wanted to try a newly mixed color for the skin since she plans to re-paint her (Warhammer Fantasy Battle) Wood Elves army and make them bluish Moon Elves, so this guy is the guinea pig 😀

Besides the skin itself (which looks very moon elvish for my eyes), I like the carefully accented edges of coat and leaf decorations, esp. on the “apron”. Finished the mini will look great for sure!


William had a completely different take on Elleron, and a great one! Have a look:


He wrote that his color scheme was inspired by the Elf in the classic “HeroQuest” boardgame and I love how well he translated the old reference material. elf

The color nuances are awesome, William even re-modelled the base to make it resemble dungeon floor (i.e. the game board surface)! Also great work with the face, it’s stunningly detailed!

So here we go – again fascinating how different one puny elf miniature can look 😀

And next week, we’ll finally catch up with Bones II! Are you as excited as I am?

Have a great week!

Yours, Antonia


Coming next:

03/21/16 “Bronzeheart, Minotaur Hero” (Bones II Core Set)

Want to participate in next week’s post? Email the pictures of your minis until 03/20/16 to

–>  new address:  (It’s a .de domain, in case emails are bouncing)

03/28/16 “Vrock Demon” (Bones II Core Set)

04/04/16 “Dragoth” Undead Lord on Throne (Bones II Core Set)

04/11/16 “Barrow Rats” (Bones II Core Set)

04/18/16   Dragon Hatchlings Part I: “Red and “Black (Bones II Core Set)

04/25/16    “Ankheg classical D&D worm monster (Bones II Core Set)

05/02/16 “Sharkman” (Bones II Core Set)

(Wishes? Ideas? Tell us via email or in the comments!)

This entry was posted by Antonia & Dirk Vogel.

2 thoughts on “Miniature Monday: Elladan Elf Ranger

  1. heck! you guys started without me.
    I like how Dirk made a ranger without going for the obvious green-all-over look.
    Williams’s highlights are very good and a nice original color scheme: orange is the new cool.

    • Hey Arjen!
      Awesome to have you back! Thanks for your comment (it’s always nice to see someone is actually reading this stuff 😀 ) and don’t worry – there will be many, many more minis to paint!
      If you have one of the elves already painted on your shelf, take a pic and we’ll update the article!
      Yours, Antonia

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