Saturday, September 17, 2011

Painted: Three Ral Partha Dwarves

Here's a look at the first of many dwarves to be painted for the collection.The first two are some of the oldest Ral Partha figs I have. All of these were sculpted by Tom Meier.
Dwarf of the Anvil
Dwarf of the Anvil Dwarf of the Anvil Dwarf of the Anvil Dwarf of the Anvil
Manufacturer: Ral Partha
Line: Wizards, Warriors and Warlocks
Catalog #: E311
Title: Dwarf of the Anvil, in full chainmail, with mattock, striking overhead
Release date: 1976
Sculptor: Tom Meier
Date painted: 2009


Dwarf of the Blue Mountains
Ral Partha Dwarf of the Blue Mountains Ral PPartha Dwarf of the Blue Mountains Ral Partha Dwarf of the Blue Mountains Manufacturer: Ral Partha
Line: Wizards, Warriors and Warlocks
Catalog #: E313
Title: Dwarf of the Blue Mountains, swinging axe
Release date: 1976
Sculptor: Tom Meier
Date painted: 2009


Dwarf Lord
Ral Partha Dwarf Lord Ral Partha Dwarf Lord Ral Partha Dwarf Lord Ral Partha Dwarf Lord
Manufacturer: Ral Partha
Line: Personalities and Things that go Bump in the Night
Catalog #: 01-031 (version 2)
Title: Dwarf Lord
Release date: ?
Sculptor: Tom Meier
Date painted: 2009
Group shots: Ral Partha Dwarves Ral Partha Dwarves

You can see that somewhere between painting the first two and the lord I stopped painting yellow into the highlights (including the metallics) to represent torchlight and match some of the artwork I love from this period. In addition to the torchlight effect it gives the figure a feeling of being aged, and I like both these things. So, not sure why I stopped and it's likely there will be more yellow highlights in the future.

The collection can be viewed in its entirety at flickr.