It’s Saturday evening and my sermon for tomorrow is finished. Time to go take some pictures of naked ladies.
Yeah, that didn’t sound very good, did it? Better not let my bishop know about this post.
These figures are by Wargames Foundry, from their Elfen Collection series. These figures were OOP when I ordered them last winter, but the very kind Diane Ansell of Wargames Foundry found some blisters from that range for me. Since then, I noticed that they are now available again as single figures on Foundry’s Warmonger Miniatures page, here. I liked this line when it first came out, it had a sort of strangeness and classical fantasy vibe to it that reminded me equally of the Pre-Raphaelites and old school swords and sorcery artists like Boris Vallejo.
One might think that these figures would have been easy to paint, but in fact they were anything but, and it was quite intimidating trying to get the skin (so much skin!) right. I used a base of Citadel Cadian Flesh, a wash of Army Painter soft tone, and then successive layers of watered down Cadian Flesh mixed with Citadel Elfen Flesh, and a final coat of Elfen flesh by itself. I notice that the archer on the left has a quiver, but not the lady on the right. The old Foundry line also included a mix of cherubs, sprites, butterflies and other odd beasts, hence the little fellow by the archer on the left.
More challenging flesh to paint.
So what am I going to do with these figures, you may ask? My goal is to use them to augment an elven army that I am slowly building. They may be a somewhat fanciful force to oppose Isengard’s incursions into Fangorn forest, or they may be a subset of the armies of Lorien, perhaps a special forces unit known as Galadriel’s Grrrlz? Here are the ten figures I have done so far. A small start to a Dragon Rampant war band, though I think they may pay penalties for lack of armour protection.
More figures waiting to be painted, thanks to Diane’s help.
I suppose I could flesh these out (no pun intended) with additional figures from other fantasy lines, including these war maiden archers from Casting Room that could be painted up as elves - any suggestions for other lines that might complement these figures?
These figures bring my 2016 totals to:
28mm: Foot Figures: 54; Mounted Figures: 5; Buildings: 2; Terrain Features: 4
6mm: Mounted figures: 36; Buildings: 2