Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Day 26: Male Human Druid
A mini from the old Wizards of the Coast line over a decade ago. I picked it up from a local game store last year because it'd been behind the counter for basically that whole decade, still in its box, unpainted, unloved. Also it was really cheap.
Nobody had bought it for a few good reasons. A) Druid minis tend to look really durpy. B) This mini looks really durpy. C) Durp (sorry, I'm tired). Head to base this mini has some issues. The eighties hair, the face is really flat with oddly placed eyes, the clothing billows out in ways that aren't really feasible, the skull on the staff is ugly as hell, the feet and hands are a lot larger than they should be, and the mini is on the small side (kind of an odd thing to say, really).
I do believe that you can save a bad mini with a good paint job, though. I think I succeeded with the face, but not sure about the rest of him.
The only color that really stumped me was the hair color. I asked my wife for a suggestion & she told me "redhead with a streak of white." Sure, why not?