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Ral Partha Adrol - Elf Warrior King and Talaria - Elven Swordswoman


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Your color choices are good. I like how everything is so clean and bright, it really works with elves.

 

The only tiny nitpick would be what you already mentioned. I hesitate to critique to much, because I struggle with NMM, but the helm on Adrol needs darker contrast in the darkest parts.

 

I will say that your steel NMM is very good. I like your technique of glazing/washing in multiple shades of blue/green/purple. It gives great depth to the parts painted this way.

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Thanks Master Buglips, I'm actually trying to figure out who sculpted them.  Really no idea. It's not the classic set of Guthrie, Mize or Meier. Any thoughts?

 

If they're not part of the same set, I'd guess that based on similarity of face structure with Factol Rhys the elf lady might be Jim Johnson.  I think I'll look into it, with Partha the "tells" are less definitive than with Reaper among the later Partha line.  More uniformity of style.  Reaper offered more freedom so the distinctive style of each sculptor shows more clearly.  Not often you'd confuse a Reaper Garrity with a Reaper Mize, but I've made that error with unfamiliar Partha pieces. 

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Adrol I know, at least is avaliable through IronWind Metals. I just picked one up last time at the FLGS 

 

edit: Talaria is also avaliable through Irown Wind, but alas, it doesn't say who her sculptor was on the site.

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