Not to be confused with the Mistress of the Dark who recently made an appearance on Roger’s site, this is an old (1989) RAFM miniature that is no longer in production and doesn’t seem to be available anywhere anymore. She is my Character of the Month for Tom’s #paintanadventuringparty challenge over on Instagram. I’m calling her a sorceress.
Here’s a secret: I didn’t paint this miniature: I REPAINTED her. Way back in 1990 or so, I painted her using those wonderful Testors enamels I still have nightmares about. She actually didn’t look too bad, all things considered.
I remembered to snap a picture of her before I repainted her; but not before I added her to this base.
As you can see, I went with a more “Egyptian” theme to her this time around as opposed to the Frazetta-style in which she’s so obviously sculpted. I was likely inspired by all the Egyptian goings-on in The Old Ways Podcast’s Masks of Nyarlathotep game.
Only five more character classes to go for the year: Bard, Monk, Wizard, Warlock and Paladin. Which one will be next?
Guess what? I know the answer to that.
Fantastic work Keith, the repaint has definitely elevated the model, and all the added details you’ve added in give more character to the piece. The dark hair really helps frame the face as well, which a lighter hair colour would have lost.
Thanks, Dave. I really like this miniature. It’s a great old-school sculpt and I was happy to give it the 2.0 treatment!
Wow I really like her! what a lovely miniature, and you done a smashing job with her re-paint too Rafm did do some really lovely miniatures, I have a few of them my self, remember the “Swan Boat” there’s a model I wish I’d bought at the time.
When I was but a lad, the only miniatures I could get around here were from Ral Partha and Grenadier. Every once in a great while I’d stumble across a RAFM sculpt or two, and I always made sure to buy them. It’s a very underrated company, and some of their best sculpts are sadly no longer in production. They still make a cool wizard with a cart (I painted that up a long time ago here) and a wizard in a palanquin; but sadly I see no swan boat. Many of the original Call of Cthulhu miniatures were Bob Murch sculpts.
Oh man, that’s a really great repaint on a cool-looking mini! I think you’ve nailed the Egyptian look and you’re not wrong about Testors enamels being crap for figures. Nicely done!
Thanks, Matt. I have so many Testors-abused miniatures to repaint, I sadly know I will never get to them before I die.