Monday, March 9, 2015

'Antihero' from RossM - 'Silk, Prince Kheldar of Drasnia'

The theme of the entry figure or Curtgeld posed some problems when first announced. Given that there have been a few Chaos Warriors painted by myself in this year's challenge the first thought was of Elric himself however, a suitable figure just couldn't be found.

So staying with a literary theme another character was brought out of the archives; this time Kheldar from David Eddings' The Belgariad. Kheldar or Silk as he was more commonly known was a small rat faced man who was a thief, trader, spy, assassin and heir to the throne (2nd in line) all in the one package. Silk was mostly a cynic who seemed an unlikely hero and yet a times proved to be more than worth of the title of hero. Of his early days little is known, so with some artistic license and no doublets or jaunty hats here is Silk, Prince Kheldar of Drasnia:


The figure is the Human Assassin from Otherworld Miniatures Dungeon Adventurers range and suited exactly what I was looking for. Kheldar was a knife fighter at heart and the figure shows this well along with other items of his darker trade.


Anyway enough of my ramblings here are the rest of the pictures and I hope that you like them.



As with last year's entry figure I have a second model to paint for my own collection. Safe to say there will be more Otherworld Miniatures joining him throughout the coming months. The points for this figure are over to Curt on this one as it sits in two categories.


That's all for now and please leave comments.

Cheers for now

15 comments:

  1. I too enjoyed those books. Nice figure though I always though Silk would be a bitl more suave in his dress if not his appearance.

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    1. I agree Adam however I couldn't find a figure that I liked to suit so I opted for the more roguish appearance to show Kheldar's time in Gar Og Nadrak.

      Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, appreciate your comment.

      Cheers, Ross

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  3. Good submission Ross. I used to frequent a used bookstore who used to hand out free copies of the first book in the series as a hook to get repeat customers.
    Cheers, PD

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  4. That is a wonderful figure Ross! You've done a brilliant job on his face and I really like the textures of his studded leather armour and equipment. Brilliant. Thanks so much!

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    1. Your are very welcome Curt. I am glad that you are pleased with him.

      Cheers, Ross

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  5. That is a wonderful figure Ross! You've done a brilliant job on his face and I really like the textures of his studded leather armour and equipment. Brilliant. Thanks so much!

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  6. Very nice figure and excellent painting. Can be very tricky to work with dark colours but you did a top job. I like his face. top job. cheers

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    1. Spent a fair bit of time working on getting the balance between the dark colours right and tried to avoid just plain black. GW washes helped a lot on this one.

      Cheers, Ross

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  7. Dark and foreboding, very appropriate. Great job Ross.

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    1. Much appreciated Peter!

      Cheers, Ross

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  8. One of my favorite characters from Eddington's book! He turned out very well!

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  9. Great figure! I will have to study this one as I really like all the layering and detail. What I particularly like is his face.

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    1. Sean, thanks for the comments, greatly appreciated.

      Cheers, Ross

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