Here is my new revenant druid/cleric hybrid for our ongoing DnD campaign. I named him Augustine after the famous theologian, despite not being religious myself. Just thought it’d be a fitting name for our healer friend here:) I actually play two characters, the other being my favorite, a wilden sorceress/warlock hybrid. As you can see, I play mainly range/caster types. Eh, melee is just not my cup of tea.
One thing I love about Reaper Miniatures is the sheer variety of character archetypes you can purchase. I really love Ezren’s model and he won over a couple of other older male casters (Augustine is not a young man after all). Looking at the model in real life, I was baffled by the sheer amount of STUFF he has on his person, which I didn’t initially notice when I was looking at google images of other people’s color schemes. He has multiple pockets, satchels, a dagger, a crossbow, a quiver, dangling jewelry, a tin (for water/ale I assume), and a tome tucked behind his belt. Pretty sure he can solo an entire dungeon…
Had to go with a different skin tone on him, since he’s technically half dead. I went with a blend of warm greys and purples, magenta for cheeks and nose, and pale yellow for highlights. And even though his staff is very plain by comparison to some other models, I decided to put the glow in since he’s casting something? Healing magic feels like a bright heavenly yellow kind of magic, so that’s what I went with. I kept the bottom of the staff looking like natural wood. I imagine if he wasn’t casting, the staff will revert to normal like the bottom. I did some very simple freehand at the bottom of his robe-leafs to be exact. It’s subtle.
The base was actually very painless to make! It’s just baked polymer clay, which you can get very inexpensively at craft stores.
That said, I painted him first in acrylic like always and then finished him off in oil. I’m considering (slowly) replacing my 5 dollar box of oil paints with some winsor & newton 42mls.