@Verm1s: Thanks for the tip. All I have is green stuff, but I might go out searching for something to mix it with. The Joaquin Palacios example is amazing and he actually does it in two steps, first big bulky strands and then better defined ones over that. I'll see if what I've got is salvageable with some careful re-stranding
@Duke Donald: Thanks! On the previous photos I hadn't sculpted all the way up over the shoulders, so the arms will be added later on. Now that I've bulked it up a bit the size of the torso makes more sense, although the shoulders and top of the back are a bit too bulky. Armor will probably make that OK tough.
Your model's face is really well defined and elegant. Great work there!
Here's where I'm at now:
I want the base figure as smooth as I can manage, since I want the armor to be more like armor plates on a body sock than actual full body armor.