Bit of an update: Voodoo Girls Wardancers are done.
A bit early for the GCXII update this time- though I had only 6 models.. even with holiday & work time constraints that wasn't too hard to finish. I'm pretty happy with how these came out. The models have very fine detail- some of the laces & little teeth sewn in are very small for troop minis. I have plans for a small Circle of Oroborus someday- that model range is real hit & miss for me- but I like enough of them, and with some alternate models & scratch built items I'll have a fun army.. I have Tharn Bloodtrackers assembled for it already, and after painting these I'm looking forward to those.
The more I think about it, I think I do want to add a voodoo veve to the drum skin, to tie it in to a more voodoo type feeling, for any who would recognize it. I also am reserving the champion's center 'loin cloth' piece in the center of the skirt as a possible 'gator skin' location. I am going to try that idea out when I do the cav, and if I like it, i'll go back and add the effect to a few models in other units as rank indicators.
As you can see, they are much muddier than the regular elves and have some green tattoos. Like the Wardancers are more savage than the regular wood elves, I wanted these to have a similar place in the Bayou Elf spectrum. I imagine they have their ritual dances, and can't be bothered by any splashing in mud & water that it may cause.
These were a real joy to paint. It was fun to work with muted tones, washed out colors & soaking the muddy water into the skirts.
This is my 2nd wood elf army I have made. My 2nd army I painted, way back in the mid 90's was a wood elf army. I still have a few minis from it, and dug one out for comparison. This was a champion for my bear-handlers unit.
It seems I still have some of the same ideas on form but happy to see my painting has improved some. It is interesting to me that I was more content with my painting then than I am now though.
Yes, this is getting very very interesting. Please show us some group shots of the whole army once the voodoo priestesses are done!
And yes, I'll make some time this month to set up the army so far & take a group shot. I think there is enough now to get a shot of the small army as a whole now.