Below are pics of my work in progress display board. I need some advice on color choices and such. See pics and questions that follow. Thanks!
Theme: The board shows an assassination attempt by the Dark Elves of a newly crowned Phoenix King. All such crownings take place in a ritual ceremony at the Shrine of Asuryan, creator god of the Elves. The attack has angered the Lord of Heaven (Asuryan) and his servants have risen to aid the High Elves in slaughtering the Druchii upstarts.
Front on view. The big pink circular area will be a water feature with stepping stones crossing from one side of the walkway to another. The large clumps of big stony areas around the middle of the courtyard will be completely covered in wildflowers. As a point in fact, wildflowers will be scattered across the board in general.
Close up of pyramid front. A door goes behind the Prince.
Question #1 - I need to paint the pyramid. What color should I go for?
Question #2 - I'm not fielding the Prince with wings (mounted on Eagle) but I am fielding the exact same model on foot. I think the Winged Prince is a cooler looking model. Was going to display the Winged Prince and just put the normal prince in my pocket. Thoughts?
View of the Dragon Princes - they are running down a group of dark elves ready to attack the ranked up spearmen unit defending the phoenix crown. Spearmen unit pic is below.
View of the White Lion unit, the three Great Eagles (Phoenix Swarms) and Flaming Banner Archers (in rear).
Question 1: I was going to litter the area around the Dark Elves with arrows but is that stupid looking with the White Lions standing right there (and potentially in the way of errant arrow fire)?
A straight on view of the top level of the Shrine. The archers in blue will be repainted in purples. They are going to be functionaries of the temple who draw on the basic training in archery that all elves recieve (accurate as per fluff). To the right is my converted Caradryan. Purely a display piece. Behind, the lone Swordmaster model is a stand in for what will eventually be the newly crowned Phoenix King model I have selected. Behind that is the main altar. The Yellow Thing is a basecoated fire wyrm model that represents the manifestation of the anger of Asuryan at the dark elves' attack.
Question 1: Should I make the temple open top or keep the pyramid. The pyramid is quite heavy and cumbersome.