I know many people are probably familiar with this mod for Oblivion. It replaces default body meshes and textures to more detailed ones and comes in many versions. What is also interesting about it - it's an open modder's resource which can be ported to any game as long as you are not making profit from selling these models.
I think these models and textures look great. What is more important, I think we can use them as a base for our 3D characters. They have nice proportions, many sizes, and with minor adjustments will make great base for us to work with. Resources also contain head meshes, some animations, etc.Everything can be used freely without any conditions as long as it's not for commercial use. Asking for permission isn't required.
Now I am not in expert in rigging and animating, that still is going to be very tough I am sure. But we do have a lot of resources available to us and I think we should use them, especially since some are explicitly permitted to be used by the author. I've seen ports of these models in Morrowind, Fallout and a few times even in some side projects.
It definitely can be a great start for designing characters, plus it might grab attention of people who are still designing clothes and armor for this mod and increase our community even further. Would love to see somebody try and utilize them in Daggerfall.