There were a couple of suggestions that members of several forums made
The pose was too stiff, arms should be swept back
The bolt pistol was too big
The hair shouldn't billow forward because it looks like she is moving forward
To use a dark eldar wych head and then sculpt the hair around that
I was imagining a pose similar to trinity from the matrix, but sort of flying backwards.
She does look better with the arms swept back, and I reckon she would look better with a different set of legs. I've kind of gone off the idea for her now, as I just want her to be a warband member and with the coat and legs I think she would look too much like an inquisitor. So in the meantime I might try a different pose and save that model idea for something else
Something like this
Or something simple like this
I'll probably opt for the simple one so I can actually get it built and painted.
The Ammobunker Inq28 Sub forum is currently running an event "Make a mini from a movie month". Everyone is choosing a character from a film and translating that image into a model. The translation isn't 100% accurate but it aims to capture some of the source's traits in the 40k universe.
It is a great idea. It propels you to look at something different for inspiration and sets a deadline so it actually gets made!
I watched the fifth element the day before the event was released. I love orange and haven't made any females for my warband yet so Leeloo as inspiration was a clear choice.
Leeloo in all her orange gloriousness
I feel I won't have to do much capture her essence as the orange hair is a bit of a cop out in a way. So I am going to try and create a dynamic model as she always seems to be moving in the film. I want to capture her movement, and for her to have a strong presence.
I have started with some dry fit mock ups, mainly built from the amazing harlequins set. The head is a place holder and I hope to change it soon. I want to use a head like the sisters of battle but with the hair billowing forward. I have been unsuccessful in finding any third party bits, so I may have to sculpt the hair.
1. Warband member Leeloo
2. Inquisitor Leeloo
In the second model I changed the back piece for the coat, I think it makes her look more like an inquisitor. I can't decide which I prefer. I also need to de-eldar her.