I was really pleased with my pair of T'Sulian xenos warriors that I made last year, and I knew from the outset that I was likely to make some more.
It just so happened that the theme of the current painting challenge over at the Oldhammer Facebook group is #justthetwoofus (paint a pair of models which share a connection or theme), and a germ of an idea formed. I decided I would make a pair of non-combatant tribesfolk who may eventually inhabit a future nomadic campsite that I may or may not end up making (depending on how big the tribe gets!).
|"That's him mum, he said my head looks like a sand crab's bum!"|
So my pair of models are a T'Sulian mother and child. My starting point was a Dark Future cultist for the child (a 20mm robed adult works perfectly as a 28mm robed child), and a solid based Fox Priest from the C05 Oriental Heroes range.
After that, it was a case of painting to match the warriors I'd originally painted. I figured that the blue robes might be culturally important, so replicated those, although I did use 3 different blues for variation (I'm not sure it actually reads that well in the final painted figures).