This marks the last of the main positionals for the Wood Elf team. There’s the Treeman, but they got done awhile back. So it won’t be showing up in its own post, instead it will appear in the the team post.
Skin tone. As usual, painting a large amount of skin on a model can make me a bit hesitant. It went pretty smoothly with these two though, as I have quite a bit more experience than when I first started.
Usually with Elves, I would opt for a very light skin tone. Being Wood Elves though, I went with a bit darker hair and more of a tanned skin tone. I painted about half with a base of Cadian Fleshtone, and the other half with AP Barbarian Flesh. Mixing in a lighter color to evenly highlight the skin up.
I hadn’t used Barbarian Flesh before, and it was bit tricky. Took way more coats to cover than I thought it would, and left the mini looking very orange. After shading and highlights though, it came out really nice. The lighter haired Wardancer was done with Barbarian Flesh.
I also freehanded some tattoos on them. The tattoos turned out better than my first attempt on the Goliaths, way, way back. I used a bluish color, and likely glazed some flesh tone over the top. They look a bit better in person, I think they got washed out a bit in the pics. Similarly, I think the skin looks better in person.
Up Next: The Team Shot!