The growing sound of rolling thunder…
The wall cloud of torrential rain…
The blinding flashes of static lightning…
The unnerving silence just before the onslaught…
The Storm Elves are here.
For some time now I’ve had this idea floating around in my head but could never seem to find the right miniatures. A race of elves that travel under the cover of storms. Their primary element is lightning. They are very elusive and not much is known about them. They aren’t good, they aren’t evil, but they surely kick arse whenever they show up. They aren’t dark elves from the underworld, though some claim they might have evolved from them.
I had to do some kit-bashing to get what I was after so here is a list of what I used:
GW 40k Dark Eldar Wyches legs
GW Fantasy Glade Guard Torsos
GW Fantasy Glade Rider Heads
West Wind Evil Elf Shields
Wargames Factory Orc Blades and Persian Cavalry torso
Gamezone Miniatures Predator
I did not want them to look like like Warcraft Night Elves or policemen and I’m not too sure I succeeded on either of those fronts but it is what it is.
Here are the archers:
And the melee troops (apologies for the hemostats – these haven’t been based yet):
And the Champion:
I don’t have a clue how to base them. Obviously it will entail water but I don’t really want them running around in the mud. How do I model rain? The ground troops all seem to be quite dynamic in their poses so in order to keep them from looking like they are falling over I’ll probably have to mount them on rocks to get the right look.
Edit: Tonight I’ve been messing around with some basing ideas. With some creative help from the TMP community I might go with something like this.
Wet ground and static lightning gathering from the surrounding area actually “charging” the Storm Elf.
Hmm…I think I like it.
Thanks for looking,