Tuesday, 25 October 2011


These models will be perfect for my Dökkalfars, Dark-elves. The miniatures are from Myrmidon studios and can be found through his blog http://myrmidonstudio.blogspot.com/ 

Painted miniatures from his blog
Unpainted miniatures from his blog
The elves of norse mythology are a race of divine beings endowed with magical powers, which they use both for the benefit and the injury of mankind. It was a good idea not to offend the elves.
In the medieval Norse mythology, they appear to have been divided into light elves and dark elves.

"There is one place there that is called the Elf Home (Álfheimr which is the elven city). People live there that are named the light elves (Ljósálfar). But the dark elves (Dökkálfar) live below in earth, in caves and the dark forest and they are unlike them in appearance – and more unlike them in reality. The Light Elves are brighter than the sun in appearance, but the Dark Elves are blacker than pitch." (Snorri, Gylfaginning 17, Prose Edda)

"Sá er einn staðr þar, er kallaðr er Álfheimr. Þar byggvir fólk þat, er Ljósálfar heita, en Dökkálfar búa niðri í jörðu, ok eru þeir ólíkir þeim sýnum ok miklu ólíkari reyndum. Ljósálfar eru fegri en sól sýnum, en Dökkálfar eru svartari en bik."

So with this in mind the “Germani” miniatures from Myrmidon studio will be perfect for my Treemoss-fantasy project.
They are sculpted as a elven versions of the German tribesmen from the roman era, and as much of the mythology is shared between German and Scandinavian this will be great because of connection to an older nature dwelling race.

The miniatures were waiting for me at home when I arrived from a trip to Dusseldorf, Germany.
And as soon as the beer haziness has calmed down I will start the paintwork on these...
They had square bases but I changed these to round as it will fit better with the other miniatures.

So with some warpaint these miniatures will be brutal on the tabletop...


  1. Looking forward to see how this project turns out as the trolls, scenery and characters you have already painted so far have been cool :)

  2. Thanks. Great looking miniatures and I hope I will give them justice.