Thursday, 14 September 2017

Ral Partha Cleric


THIS evening's offering to the insatiable lead god is a Ral Partha Cleric, who first appeared in the 1982 catalogue amongst the pack  '98-001 Wizards and Clerics'. The range was sculpted by Tom Meier and Dennis Mize, although I am fairly certain our subject is from the hands of the late lamented Mr. Mize. By the '84 catalogue he was being listed singly as '10-305a Cleric'. Undoubtedly an awkward sculpt, with his great helm and scale shirt and strange, stiff pose; but he is nevertheless endearing in a fashion that only these early sculpts can be and has already become a staple of adventuring parties in my games! 


5 comments:

  1. More lovely work. I would have put this down as a Meier by the fall of the cloak, but I'm not too familiar with Dennis Mize's work.

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    1. You could be right, but the 'stiff' pose reminded me of Mize's style. Hopefully some more enlightened individual will come along and put us right!

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    2. I agree it's a Meier, by the folds but also by the overall line of balance of the figure made by the right leg to the side, and most of all by the hands. I am willing to wager those are Meier hands.

      Another very nice addition to your collection, nicely done all around. I haven't come across him in my own collecting but wouldn't mind doing so.

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    3. The mystery has been solved then! Thank you for your erudition in this matter, Ryder. And Mike, lucky for me we didn't have a wager on that.

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  2. Very nice paint job. I got that set back in the day but no idea where they've put themselves!

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