Harlequin Troupe Leader/High Avatar

I painted this guy up in 1993, when I was seventeen.  The paint job is far from perfect but it is still good enough for me to be quite happy to use the figure in any of my games that require it.

Harlequin Troupe Leader

As my Harlequin project never got any further than that Troupe Leader (or High Avatar as it was called back then) I still have a few lovely old Harlequin figures knocking around that tempt me from time to time.  If I do get around to painting them I may tie the scheme in to resonate with this figure in some way, just for fun

I will probably avoid copying the hairdo that looks like a decorated Xmas tree though, I am not so keen on that.  It does however make the figure a little more appropriate for an Xmas post.

Festive Head

I hope that all of you guys get the nerdy stuff that you want under the tree this year.


6 Responses

  1. The avatar of festivus! =D Happy holidays mate! I’m in the middle of x-mas preps here, frying up meatballs for the big christmas dinner on the 24th. We’re hosting for the first time ever. Fucking hell, loads of food!


    • Make sure that you dont let something as trivial as meatballs get in the way of your painting 😉

      Happy Xmas.


  2. That is one festive harlequin.


  3. You know what, Paul? This is simultaneously an awful and a great paint job. It shows the maturity of the artist, but the colour mixing is beautiful. I’m sure it looks great on the table, and I’d be proud to see it on my table.
    Take care, Andrew.


    • “This is simultaneously an awful and a great paint job.”

      Ha, ha! Tell it how it is Andrew 😀

      Occasionally, usually when I feel a bit broke I consider stripping and painting some of my older figures. I quite like this particular relic though, despite its failings, so I expect that this guy is in for the long haul as-is.

      Thanks for the feedback.


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