Another pair of D&D-oriented models today – We first have Sir William, Peace Maker from Bobby Jackson via Reaper Miniatures. I picked up this model as a “high(er) level” version of an RPG character, which never actually got used, so it basically got sidelined for years, completely unpainted.
With us playing the D&D boardgames recently, I thought I’d pull this guy out of limbo and paint him up. Given that he’s almost entirely armoured in plate, it was a pretty straightforward job, though I did attempt to try and make it more complex that it needed to be using a chrome spray paint to base coat, and then finding out that Nuln Oil Gloss didn’t work out out on it quite as well as I’d hoped. A bit of blue ink mixed with metallic blue for the shading to give it that “paladinesque” blue steel look, and Vallejo Model Air Chrome to save where the washes messed up the brightness of the spray.
A bit of gold on the armour details and weapon guard, bright browns for his leather, and blue and white for the cloth, again because paladin. I’m not sure, but I think I may have another one (or even two?) of this model somewhere, so I’ll have to decide whether to paint it/them in a similar way as a unit, or go entirely different with something like gold/bronze/steel armour. Anyway, this guy was kept bright and clean, as befits a righteous paladin.
As a small bonus, I’m also including this model that I also finished around the same time – this model was actually supposed to be the same character (which was originally a fighter, I think?), though in “Level 1” form. As already noted, that particular RPG campaign is long lost to time, and this model – constructed from what was originally the Mordheim sprues (later known as Imperial Militia – I think) was close but not quite completed. The sword was taken and cut down from a Dark Elf blade, as it’s supposed to represent a falchion rather than a greatsword or a 2-handed broadsword.
Obviously, this model represents when the characters first started off, without a whole lot of money for items like plate. So now both are done, and while not being used right now – it’s two more models into my generic fantasy stable, ready for any kind of appropriate tabletop action as needed.