This is him, a halfling from the old Grenadier Miniatures box set 2002 Halflings.
I got the boxed set for Christmas when I was in fourth grade (I think - maybe fifth). That was 1981. I would have been nine years old. He was painted with Testors Model Enamels and a Q-tip for a brush.
The old box
For almost 35 years old, that enamel really did hold up pretty well.