[Archive] Faerie/Pixie/Girlie conversion army? (Now with Pics!)

AGPO:

Am I the only one who finds it mildly amuzing that many of these sculpters impressions of the female anatomy seem to come exclusively from porn films?

tunagami:

Although they can be pricey foundry elves are pretty shit hot,good for ideas if nothing else browse here http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/ELF/2/index.asp and here http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/ELF/3/index.asp :hat

Canix
Foundry always seems about bringing the booby out. Not that it is bad, but it is kinda weak when they all look like she-men :)

Sojourn:

cheap, low budget porn films; the expressions are so forced looking. lol

and other aspects are unnaturally perky. it disgusts me. :stuck_out_tongue:

tunagami:

cheap, low budget porn films; the expressions are so forced looking. lol
and other aspects are unnaturally perky. it disgusts me. :P

Sojourn
Cheap low budget pr0n is fine and all, but those models look worse than that. Maybe trans-gender low budget ladies of pr0n, but even that is generous :hat off

Ishkur Cinderhat:

I think it has more to do with getting the idea across that the model is definitely a female, which can be hard to define on a 28mm miniature.

I don’t necessarily see it as a sign of sexism really, as looking at 2mm boobs isn’t exactly exciting, let me assure you, Sojourn. :wink:

Kera foehunter:

ha ha you guys.So just use the elf line of figures they all look girly the guys do too.

well all guys like big ones . That why most female figures are well stacked. guys make the figures you know.

but anyway just put elf heads on gobos body to keep it pg 13.

Hashut’s Blessing:

You could easily use male bodies and sculpt female anatomy onto them. Conversely, get some females, or sculpt some (with the aid of Mr. Xander) and cast them. Then, sculpt clothes onto each. For rank and file, 4 or 5 different body positions should be fine, especially if you clothe them all differently, then add characters like those shown. As for wings, dependant upon your colour scheme, those little hair-scrunchy butterfly things or the butterflies on crocodile clips should work fine. Maybe not even remove the antennae to reinforce the pixie-ish nature of them? (Have to glue it with the antennae to the back instead of to the outside.)

Canix:

LOL those particular foundry females are all about boobs and a weird sexual overtone! however lots of the foundry females are alot better and in fact they make excellent female warriors in other ranges:hat

The revenant elves are probably the most flexible to use as fairy like conversions as clothing ,wings and antenna can be added easily :stuck_out_tongue:

Willmark:

The models themselves may be useful those with judicious use of green stuff. I wouldn’t write them off unnecessarily… Right amount of gs, right amount of paint and they could work.

Sojourn:

@ Kera (or anyone else): what are gobos? so much lingo… but yah, elf faces would work. then I could get more flowy hair on their heads to make them noticably female.

they may only be 2mm, but on a 28mm figure… haha. so not proportioned.

but the antennae idea is great :slight_smile:

GRNDL:

@Sojourn

A “Gobo” is a goblin, or one of many subspecies of goblin - hobgoblin, forest goblin, snotlings, night goblins, etc. Some people might argue that Orks, Black Orks and even Squigs are gobos, because they are all related to each other. Goblinoids.

WarplockMonkey:

To me, the female form seems harder both to draw and sculpt, it must be all the curves…

Also, no matter how much i try, when i draw/sculpt boobs they either turn out big, or look like pecs, there is no middle ground…

One method i tryed that turned out quite well… make a very thin wire frame on top of a plastic bag, then pour PVA glue over it, the gle dries clear, and looks quite good!

Kera foehunter:

no warplock it you shaking hands ,that keep you from drawing and scuplting female forms .

Kera laughs

torn:

i think curvacious females are much more easier to sculpt than men. all the parts bend nicely into one ergonomic shape, from thighs to neck, then put the boobs on afterwards. the problems occur with skinny women. an actual showing pelvis causes a lot of problems!

or you could just do them with clothes on?

Sojourn:

ooooh, the army Willmark suggested is amazing (from the WD) BUT Xander told me that the little faeries are “familiars” or something? so basically… I can’t get them unless I travel back in time 5 years and buy blister packs of something else that they come with? how disappointing :frowning:

but there are some new models coming out in a couple months that kinda have the look I want (clothes to skin ratio) that I can hopefully do some minor tweaking to and make them look faerie-like and not evil slutty daemon-like :slight_smile:

Hashut’s Blessing:

You can get familiars on the GW website still, I think. The problem here is the cost that you said you couldn’t afford. I’d found a couple more spritely lasses with wings already, but they were COMPLETELY naked and unless you wanted to sculpt clothes on, aren’t what I think you’re looking for. Plus, there’s, once again, the issue of cost. i can still post the link if you’d like?

Sojourn:

a link anyways would be nice! I like to see my options. Plus I could always buy one or two unique characters if they are what I want :slight_smile: It is likely that this army is just for show and not play.

I realised that the clothing I want them to have is most likely going to be sculpted on, so maybe naked is a good starting point? I dunno shrugs

Vexxus:

FreeBooter Miniatures has a whole range of female models, I am sure you can find something at least close to your tastes there, seems to be a lot of nice things!

For wings, on rank and file i would suggest using the small sings found on the wood elf glade guard standard B (theres some on the painting desk Sojo, come over). If you approve of this idea, Ebay has them pretty cheap when u combine shipping.

Another cool set of wings can be found on the Wood Elves Glade Guard Winged Imp . You could use these exclusively, or for character models (if you like the smaller wings for rank and file).

Hope this helps!

Vex

Hashut’s Blessing:

WARNING: Explicit models: http://www.arcaneminiatures.co.uk/freebooter-miniatures.asp?offset=10 You need to scroll down.

Kera foehunter:

nice H B link those are some girly girls