The Count wrote:
Great to see another avatar.
Some things i like, some other don´t cover my personel ideas of a wood elf.
First, the cape is wonderful, with nice details like the leafs at the back.
The face with cape is impressive,
the other head is too small on the picture to see any details.
So, great to have some bitz to decide how the mini will look like.
The armour is good, maybe quite massive for a wood elf,
but this I would decide if I see the mini in my hands.
The bow is quite too massive, but i also have to admit,
that I don´t know what is possible with the casting of metal.
My biggest problem with the mini is the position:
I would have liked a much more stealthy position.
For me, a wood elf never would stand that static around with a "come here and get some" attitude.
I doesn´t have to be a total sneaky assassin position, but defintly a more moving light feeted postition.
A wood elf knows that a open 1vs1 fight won´t work that good for him,
so I think a wood elf (even in an arena) will always be in movement and ready to dodge anything.
This critics may sound hard, but most of the other avatars had a very moveless pose,
so I had some hopes, that maybe it would be different with the wood elf mini.
I hope I wasn´t too hard to Mr Ramos, maybe I also had too concrete ideas how a wood elf has to look like.
Anyway, I am still looking forward to see it in my Game store.
The last avatar I didn´t buy, but I think the elf is still a good sculpure
and will find its way in my collection.
I see your point, the armor indeed covers a lot of areas for a wood elf, but then again she is not necessarily a Ranger/Waywatcher kind of wood elf, and wood elf nobles definitely wear armor, and I would not go as far as to call that massive. Knees and joints are free, and I think the torso is more leather then metal. I have no problems with the bow, it looks great. Wood Elves are no savages, they do process metal.
As for the position, mhm yeah, it is a rather bold stance, not fluent-like-a-leaf-in-the-wind or something like that. The GW waywatcher noble imho incorporates that perfectly. But again, I see her more as a noble, and I can very well imagine her lifting her bow and shooting an arrow into an Orc's eye 200 feet away. On the contrary, I very much like the pose, the gentle curvature of her body, leaning slightly back, combined with the exquisite hooded head, it's mysterious alright!
But I have a new little problem myself now, I just realized the nice arrow is actually a needle and not included! That is really sad, I was really happy that you were able to create a wonderful wood elf miniature who finally has not an "empty" bow, like 99% of all bow-and-arrow miniatures have. I guess that is casting-related? But you could have included a casted arrow as an accessory...