June 19, 2013

Painting an interchangable Flamespyre/Frostheart Phoenix

One of the major dilemmas for High Elf players is whether to model and paint the new Phoenix as either the Flame or Frost version.  There are a number of discussions on Ulthuan with various posters arguing for (a) buying two models and painting one of each or (b) using magnets/pins to make the wings interchangeable.

While I wouldnt mind having one of each model cost wise Its a bit prohibitive so I've been looking at an alternative that would allow me to use the same model as either a Frostheart or Flamespyre Phoenix.

The solution...

Paint it with Blue/Orange Flames similar to the pictures below.

 


If I can get this right then I don't see any issue with fielding a single model as either the Frost or Flame version.  Blue Flames are still Flames and in fact are (for some scientific reason) actually hotter than orange/red ones.  Going to start it this week with the aim of getting it ready for Skitterleap in October (or possibly Warpfire in September)

4 comments:

Sam said...

Thats a great idea John, will be interested to see how you get on.

Pitchfork said...

interesting idea, hope it goes well

Runeflames said...

But GW wants you to buy 2

Mad said...

The army book explains that the cold phoenix is in fact an old phoenix. So maybe it's possible to mount a flamespyre phoenix and after to paint a cold flame or a transition cold => fire. What do you think about it ?