I haven't painted any of the Ral Partha Collector Series in a long time so decided to have a go on one that had turned up in a job lot. Having completed one I have the caught the bug for more but I have no idea where my box of them are so he will have to do for now. Excuse his left eye - I missed the mold line somehow when cleaning him up and eventually gave up trying to paint that eye......just need to finish the base and varnish him now.
When this range first came out I was overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the sculpts....no-one, in my opinion, had managed to capture the beauty of the Elven form like Tom Meier. Today it is different with the likes of Werner Klocke, Kev White etc but back in the day Tom ruled almost unchallenged.
I've borrowed the listing off Stuff of Legends to point out that there are gaps in the numbers - does anyone out there have any idea of anything that should be filling them? There are no catalogue clues anywhere.
02-001 Wood Elf with Bow
02-002 Wood Elf with Bow and Sword
02-003 Wood Elf firing Bow
02-004 Wood Elf with pike
02-005 Wood Elf Cavalry with Spear
02-006 Sea Elf with Pike
02-007 Sea Elf Advancing with Pike
02-008 Sea Elf with Great Sword
02-009 High Elf Strikiing with Axe
02-010 High Elf with Sword
02-011 High Elf Advancing with Sword
02-012 High Elf with Spear
02-014 High Elf Firing Bow
02-015 High Elf Cavalry with Great Sword
02-016 Elf Horse Archer
02-019 Elf Command Group
02-020 Elf Chariot
02-021 Deep Elf Firing Bow
02-023 Deep Elf with Halbard
02-025 Deep Elf Cavalry with Lance
Iron Wind Metals have re-released a lot of them in their Chaos Wars line (here) and Tom has added a couple of sculpts to the line. Tom really is the master of the Elven form - check out his Thunderbolt Mountain sculpts here.