Got a couple of new installments for today, I'll start with the more mundane one and move to the more exciting tribute piece at the end of this post.
You can never have too many fighter-type figures. So I made another one.
And now, onto the tribute piece ...
For those of you who remember the name of Trampier you could probably already figure out what the piece will be. There are few things in the D&D world (at least the old school D&D world) than the cover of the 1st edition AD&D Players Handbook. Below is an image of the cover without any of the text, in other words, it's closest to the original painting done by David A. Trampier.
And here is a more posed shot with other adventurers.
As far as the paint job goes, I knew I would need to be more extreme in my colors, both because there is no sculpting on this very large figure (so you have to use the paint job to create any sense of depth), and also because I wanted it to be consistent with my painting style on the smaller figures.
All in all, I'm very pleased with this piece, which makes me even more happy since my primary motivation in doing it was as a tribute to Gary Gygax for his great game, and David Trampier for his iconic artwork. Unfortunately, neither one of them is still with us. Thank you very much, gentlemen, for some great memories and fun times!
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