Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Meanwhile, in the Elven Woodland Realms - 2

As 2016 winds to a close, and things get back to a new normal with Madame Padre back home, I have been able to revisit and finish some longstanding projects.  These five figures were primed and started back in June, and then life got in the way.    These minis were sculpted by Shane Hoyle originally produced by Wargames Foundry as part of their Realms of Faerie line.  I bought them direct from WF in blister packs, with kind assistance from the lovely Diane Ansell.  The figures are now sold individually on Foundry’s Warmonger Miniatures site.

These young ladies are a little more dressed than the last batch that I featured here, but still not terribly well armoured.  The one on the right has a crazy ex-girlfriend face - guaranteed to put fear into any marauding orc caught in the LadyForest.

Yes, the lady on the right is holding a golden bow.  I blame William Blake.  I don’t see these figures being in the main battle line but rather functioning in a SOF role, perhaps as scouts in Dragon Rampant terms, flitting through the trees, ambushing, skirmishing, evading and generally making life miserable for troops foolish enough to invade their woods.

 I quite like this mysterious character.  She’s one of several Shane Hoyle sculpts from this line carrying severed bits of men.   As for the head she’s carrying, I figure his mansplaining days are done.

As minis go, these are definitely on the pricey side, at 4 pounds each,  but they pay back with interest when it comes to painting them.  Some minis I just want to slap the paint on and be done with them, but these I want to sa four and get as right as I possibly can.  

Again, her with the bow of burning gold.

And here’s the entire collection thus far.  I am slowly assembling a female-themed war band of elves and allies, like the female tree spirit in centre left which is a Bombshell Miniature.   I have a few more packs of these ladies to finish, and have found some other suitable figures, including a lovely female centaur archer from Heresy Miniatures.    If you know of any other minis that would fit well into this little army, I’d love to hear about them.

Blessings to your brushes!

MP+

These figures bring my 2016 totals to:

28mm:  Foot Figures: 115; Mounted Figures: 10; Buildings: 3; Terrain Features: 2

20mm:  Buildings: 1

6mm:  Mounted figures:  36;  Buildings:  2

19 comments:

  1. Currently painting Vendel elves, they are indeed a joy to paint.
    Have you thought of getting some eagles or Forrest creatures,say a mix of stags,boar and the like?

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    1. The Vendel figures are lovely. Simply than these Foundry but they take paint nicely. y friend James has been doing a lot lately - here's an example: http://rabbitsinmybasement.blogspot.ca/2016/11/first-cohorts-for-middle-earth.html
      The forest creature suggestion is a good one. Any ideas where to look? I was thinking Eureka Miniatures to start with.

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  2. Oooh I do like my women feisty! Well done Padre. Did you get Madame's permission on these?

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    1. Thank you Peter. Didn't ask Madame. Got a rather cold stare from her when I showed her the first batch.

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    2. Did the stare give you source material for ttd next batch?

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  3. I just have this to say
    https://youtu.be/drGx7JkFSp4

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  4. Very nice Elven womenfolk Padre :)

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  5. These elven ladies are rather amazonian in their undress. Showing off their bits, but will stab you in the face should you look anywhere but face or feet.

    Smashing work mate.

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    1. Oh yeah, they'll stab you in the face ... first. Then the other bits.
      Glad you like 'em, Dai.

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  6. That's some excellent brush work on these ladies Padre!

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  7. Fantastic stuff - A wargames distraction :-)
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks Stu. They certainly had me distracted!

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  8. Michael, very good to see you finding a spot of time to return to the painting desk and She-Devils!

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  9. Lovely work on a diverting warband!
    Best Iain

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