Greetings Terrans, how goes it? Just a quick post this week, and as you might’ve figured out from the title, it’s about more long-neglected & underdoggy minis. Again, this bunch are from the Conan KS from Monolith back in 2015ish, but this time, we’re looking at the less ‘alive’ & more bony corner of the mook stereotype… it’s skellybobs!
Now, as a few of you will know, I’ve painted many many skellies over the years. The quality of skellie model varies by quite a lot, but the Conan skellies are a whole new level of shite… the plastic is poor, the moulds are horrible, the detail is soft and the poses are janky… They are nowhere near as good as the skellies that came in Monolith’s ‘Mythic Battles: Pantheon’ KS for example, though MB:P was a couple of years after Conan, so maybe they fixed up the production issues.
Regardless, these are poor minis… but to be fair, even if you just count minis and ignore the broader game, the whole KS worked out at less than a dollar per model, so I’m really not worried at all. They look better for being painted, and that is the main thing.
So, we have 15 of this pose:
And 5 each of the following:
They all received identical paint job at about the level of care and attention that they deserved – the whole job took about 5 hours, so very fast and loose using contrast paints, metallics, shades and corrosions. I reckon they look ok en masse!
So there we go, another batch of cheap, low-quality general purpose mooks to die (again?) ingloriously for my twisted entertainment… More to follow on the same theme!!