Half-Elf Ranger

For my Character of the Month and for Tom’s #paintanadventuringparty challenge on Instagram, I decided to do this half-elven ranger, sculpted by Dennis Mize for the Ral Partha AD&D Adventurers collection back in 1989.

Another old-school, metal miniature from yesteryear that’s been sitting in my pile of shame without a drop of paint on him since the day he was purchased.

I’m really happy with the way he came out, and I’m glad I chose yellow as the prominent color. I hate painting yellow, but for some reason I thought it would look good.

True to form, I waited until the last possible day to finish him up, but that still counts!

This month has been fun. Make sure to stop by Carrion Crow’s Buffet for the Forgotten Heroes blogroll and check out everyone’s fantastic submissions. Next month here at Dead Dick’s Tavern starts with a major gripe session, followed by more pop culture miniatures, another character of the month, and…oh, yeah…a little thing called the Season of Scenery, hosted by Mr. Star Wars himself: Dave Stone! This year, I have decided to merge both the Season of Scenery challenge and my own Year of Pop Culture and work on something that will satisfy both.

6 thoughts on “Half-Elf Ranger

  1. Dave Stone

    Excellent work on the Half Elf Keith, for an old school miniature I really like the sculpt and your colour choices for it.
    Look forward to seeing your pop culture themed scenery, and all the normal challenges you are working on as well.

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      Thanks, Dave! This was one of those miniatures I was really not all that into painting, but he came together pretty quickly. Good thing, too! I was really rushing at the end! And I think you’ll approve of my SOS project!

  2. Dick Garrison

    He looks great, real old school miniature, but with a surprisingly dynamic stance. Yes yellow is a sh*t of a colour to paint, but it looks great here.

    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the Season of Scenery as well as you pop culture challenge so best of luck with with both.

    Cheers Roger.

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      Thank you, sir! I really like this Ral Partha line. This miniature came in a pack with a female half-elf ranger. Lost Minis Wiki states they were sculpted by Dennis Mize and Tom Meier. She has the Meier look about her.

  3. Matt

    Great job on the yellow, it’s a bugger of a colour to paint but you nailed it. As far as the mini goes, I like it, it’s got a good dynamism to the pose and you’ve captured its determined expression!

    Looking forward to seeing what you bang out for Season of Scenery, I’ve got a whole list of projects I’m hoping to complete!

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