I finished another character for my Wood Elves today – another Branchwraith. They’ve served me well over the past seven years I’ve had this army, so I’m hoping that they’re still viable in the new book.
I love the model, and it was great fun to paint – I haven’t painted any forest spirit units in a while, and this model really reminded me why I love painting them. There’s something about the layering of different shades of browns that I really enjoy, seeing what trees I can emulate from dark oak to light willow. In this case I had a combination of silver birch and beech in mind, going for quite a light look in contrast to my previous darker Branchwraith (pictured below for comparison). I’m very happy with how she turned out, particularly the ‘hair’.