Monday, June 17, 2013

Meet the PC: Human Fighter

One of my favorite parts about tabletop roleplaying is finding, modeling, and painting the perfect miniatures for our party PCs. I've been doing this for years now, and thought I'd share some of these characters with you.

 The name of this PC is, tragically, lost to time. Even the player who played him cannot remember the gent's name! What I do remember about him is that he was a reliable, if slightly lethargic warrior who carried a variety of weapons, selecting the most appropriate for the task at hand. While not a particularly powerful build, he did make for a fun, engaging character.

I was drawn to Alain, Iconic Cavalier due to his relaxed stance and plethora of weapons. The character switched fluidly from sword/shield to longspear to mace, a variety of gear nicely represented by the mini. This was the last mini I painted for the set, and I feel it benefited most from what I had learned. The orange cloth is bold and bright, but I kept the white untainted by the main color to provide greater contrast. The skin tone on this mini took better to the mixing of the primary color than the other minis did, giving him a more natural look that still ties in. By this time I had learned to take it easy when washing the metals, and I feel that the more subtle tinting of the sword and armor works better overall. My favorite part of this mini is the shield on the back, which is quartered like the small loin guard and has a black boar's head emblazoned in the center. Probably the strongest single mini in the set.

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