In The Green Wood – Part 5

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise…

If you go down to the woods today you’d better go in disguise…

In fact, all things considered you might be best not to go at all – more Sylvaneth are on the march! Once again I’ve been hacking my way through the jungle that covers my painting desk until these two tree men stepped into my path. These are the Kurnoth Hunters, living embodiments of the forest’s wrath who take very unkindly indeed to anyone who strays beneath the trees. One comes armed with a scythe with which to cut down any who threaten to disturb the wildwood…

Sylvaneth Wudugast AoS Warhammer (1)Sylvaneth Wudugast AoS Warhammer (5)Sylvaneth Wudugast AoS Warhammer (6)

…whilst the other prefers to pick off marauders at range using a mighty bow.

Sylvaneth Wudugast AoS Warhammer (3)Sylvaneth Wudugast AoS Warhammer (4)

Together these two bring a bit of extra punch to my growing Sylvaneth collection.

15 responses to “In The Green Wood – Part 5

  • Alex

    Beautifully done mate, I love the bright green you’ve used for the weapons, they balance out the more muted tones really nicely. Cracking bases too!

    • Wudugast

      Thanks mate – I really wasn’t sure about going “all in” on the green weapons but now they’re done I’m secretly feeling rather proud of myself. 🙂 The bases were fun to do, they needed something a bit extra to spruce* them up and add to the forest vibe.
      *tree pun definitely unintended but it’s there now so I’m leaving it!

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    These are brilliant! 🙂 I’m thinking maybe even my favourites amongst your minis and that is a very difficult choice to make!

  • Kuribo

    If the Ents had carried gigantic scythes like this, maybe Saruman would have left them and their forest alone! 😀 These both look great and I think the bright green was a smart color choice as I think of animals that are brightly colored to show that they’re dangerous. These weapons certainly show that off to anybody who doubts it!

    • Wudugast

      “Build me an army worthy of Mordor!” *crashing, screaming and cries of alarm from off-stage* “On second thoughts, maybe we’ll leave the woods well alone!”

      Funnily enough the use of bright colours as a warning was in my mind when I was working on these, and I wanted something to make the weapons pop out rather than just blending into the model. Plus I although I thought the weapons would be made of wood they wouldn’t be the same kind of wood as the trees themselves, otherwise it all starts to seem a little macabre. Put the three ideas together and I ended up with these bright green weapons, and I have to say I’m really pleased with how they ended up looking in the end. 🙂

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Can only echo what Alex said. The green is a great contrast and the bases are excellent as are the figures themselves. 🙂

  • Argentbadger

    Nice work, that green provides an excellent contrast to the wood without sacrificing the use of naturalistic colours.

  • Mark A. Morin

    That green painting is sublimely awesome.

  • Faust

    Nice to see some more woodies join your collection. These are some minis I spent quite a bit of time with, as I hacked mine up to make Treemen for Blood bowl. Interesting to see them as intended. Also love the little creatures scampering around on the bases. Very nice!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Aye, I always thought these guys were a gift for making Blood Bowl treemen. I suspect they probably started out as WHFB treemen and were translated over to AoS before they were released, certainly I think they’d fit in well with either a Wood Elf army or a Wood Elf team. That said I do like the official Blood Bowl treeman as well, I’m not so sure about the version with the helmet but the “plain tree” version is very cool. I have one of these Kurnoth Hunters left over and part of me thinks I should keep him to convert into a treeman if/when I do a Wood Elf Blood Bowl team – another part thinks I should treat myself to the official treeman model. Time will tell which school of thought wins out…

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