This Ral Partha mini is from around 1992. It was part of the Barkan Seesholtz collection. I replaced the base with one I molded from green stuff. The mold was from a pack of bases, I can’t remember the brand to give them credit.
I wanted the runes on the floor to be glowing, but could not pull it off and just didn’t have the patience to try again after the first failure. Perhaps I’m a quitter, but I just had to get this guy off my table.
I like that I made him an older guy. I could have accented his face a little more, but I like the pasty white flesh and white hair.
I remember this mini from when I was very young. I played D&D with my brother and his high school friends (I would have been about 10-12). One of his friends had the Grenadier Specialists box set of minis. This cleric always caught my eye. It has an unusual pose, a snapshot of a warrior priest at a penitent moment. I always thought it was a female until a couple months ago when I was inherited the Specialists box set from a dear friend.
I used this as an opportunity to work on my NMM (Non-Metallic Metals) skills. I’m pretty happy with the breastplate. I’m ok with the helm and holy talisman, though I acknowledge that they could both be better.
Because I’m colorblind, the red robes were the most frustrating part. I knew how the colors ought to be mixed, and where they should be placed as I was layering them on. But because there isn’t any significant distinction between the red shades for me, I had no idea if I was getting them in the right places. I had no idea if I was glopping anything where it shouldn’t go, etc.
I wanted to keep the focus on the gold breastplate, so made a very simple base; a dark stone slab with edge highlighting as if to indicate the cleric’s space was holy or hallowed.