Ronnie the Bard

A kickstarter exclusive from the Kings of War 2 KS.

I painted this mini for the Reaper forums bimonthly resolutionary painting challenge first bonus challenge, which is simply to paint a mini in a jumping/springing pose.

 

   

This is a rendition of Ronnie Renton the owner/ leader/ director of Mantic Games as Ronaldo the Bard. And something of an in-joke at Mantic it would seem.

I need to complain a bit about Mantic’s metal alloy. It is too soft. This mini snapped in two different places. One was the feather in the cap, which I had to glue back slightly differently than it originally was; and the other was the right foot, which snapped clean off the first time I tried to dry fit the mini in a slotted base. Which explains why the ankle is a bit lumpy now.

Add to this that the miniscule truscale Mantic uses makes most details really small…argh. It does look much better IRL when not massively magnified.

And I used Blackadder the First’s “Earl of Doncaster” outfit as an inspiration. I did paint the britches in colour and not in black, to give the mini more of a festive air.

 

Ronaldo the Bard

Kings of War 2 kickstarter exclusive mini

Mantic Games

Metal

30mm base

 

Painted so far this month: 21  / 31.  10 to go!

Painted so far this year: 85 / 365. Just 280 to go!

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