From his remote tower, The Silent Sorcerer sends forth nonsensical artwork and useless gaming tools. He also likes to discuss RPGs, boardgames, miniatures painting, writing, movies, books, and whatever else strikes his fancy. Mostly though, his goal is to provide fun and goofy things to inspire others in their games. Enjoy!
Monday, January 16, 2017
Miniatures Monday (Two photos and some thoughts)
Evil Cleric: Front View
This week, Miniatures Monday goes way back to the very early 1980s and to one of the earliest sets of miniatures that I owned. I'd been playing D&D for a good while at that point, but the only miniatures that I had gotten were the Grenadier Dwarves boxed set (#2003), so I was pretty excited to get the Grenadier Action Art Monsters set (#8002) for Christmas one year. That set contained two of my all time favorite miniatures, the Assassin, and the Lawful Evil Cleric. I loved the cleric because of his awesome demon shield. That things is just fantastic. Heck, I even made several magic items for some of my games from it. In one game the shield acted as a bag of holding that was large enough for the PCs to crawl into. In another, the shield could exhale wind from its mouth and knock enemies down. I was fascinated with the miniature, but I just never got around to painting it. For over 35 years it sat unpainted until recently I decided to finally give it the full color treatment. To some extent, I guess 35 years of expectation was too much to ever live up to. This clearly isn't among my best work. I could claim that it's an old miniature, and the detail isn't that great, or that my eyes just aren't what they were, but the end result is that I just didn't do as good a job on this one as I'd hoped. I don't think that it's bad, but rather just disappointing. At least the shield turned out OK, and that was my favorite part of the figure anyway. Man, I love that shield. :-)
Evil Cleric: Rear View (The Shield!)
And for those of you who may not remember the Grenadier Action Art sets, here is a box photo.
That Drider is probably still around here somewhere...