For myself and for many people who paint fantasy figures, the name Tom Meier is spoken in tones reverent. As one of the founding sculptors of Ral Partha, his figures loom large in the childhood memories of many a gamer and the impact he has made on the industry will endure beyond his lifetime. It has taken me over a year of painting to find the courage to lay brush to some of his lovely sculpts.
I am currently working on a series of vignettes using sculpts from Thunderbolt Mountain. My approach will be that of myself as a little girl who read fairy tales and dreamed magical dreams. The dreams of a child sitting outside in the woods playing make believe by herself. I will be scratch building my own fantasy terrain.
These are Ballerina Princess Fairies that Mr. Meier sculpted for his daughter Nora. I have laid down base colours and just begun to do a little highlighting.
I have only laid down base colours on these three.
These figures are much smaller than what I am used to working with and will be quite a challenge to me.
I have two other major projects that will be presented as WIPs and I will be posting one of them tomorrow.
One last thing. Don't forget this number-257,599. Why you ask? I will only reveal this much right now. There's a wager going on, and I intend to win it. More details on that next week.