Greetings Terrans, I hope this finds you well. Happily, this will be my last post dealing with the unit-sized minis from the Monolith Conan game, and after those awful pirates last week, we’re definitely finishing on a high note! As an added bonus, this final lot are just 6 models in total – a welcome change to the 20+ strength units!
Ok, so first up, we have 5 of these guys:
They were nice minis to paint – a nice bit of detail & texture going on so Contrasts were effective. I don’t know what these guys are specifically, only that they are listed as ‘allies’.
This next guy is ‘N’Gora’ – he’s a named right-hand man for another character, (Bêlit – to be revealed at a later date):
Again, he was nice to paint up, and very similar to his pals in design and execution. I suppose if I’m being hyper-critical, it’s annoying that N’Gora is facing right when all his droogs are facing left, but that is a minor peeve. Here they all are together:
Finally, I had my gaming table set up over the weekend so I took advantage of the situation to set out all of my Conan mooks completed to date – what they lack in quality, they certainly make up for in quantity!
I’m going to ease back on the hobby over the next couple of weeks – work is crazy, and I need to recharge the old painting batteries a bit. Thankfully, it’s all Conan characters from here on, so I can just dip in and out as and when. Disclaimer: Some of the characters are very much ‘of their time’ – anyone who has read Howard, (or his entry on Wikipedia), knows that some of his views would be problematic today. In terms of minis, this is most clearly expressed in how some of the female characters are dressed – or not dressed, as the case may be. Still, it is what it is, and I’ll paint them just the same.
Catch you all soon – stay safe.
Dave Stone said:
The Allies look excellent Alex, with a good amount of detail to them. Hope the situation at work calms down for you, and your painting mojo returns soon
Cheers mate & nothing unusual on the work front, just the usual rush of summer admin – it’ll calm down soon enough
They look pretty good and a LOT better than those pirates!
Cheers mate, and yes they are 😂
They look great, I could be wrong but I seen to remember a character called “Belit” from one of the books or other (mind you it’s a loooong time since I read them so I could be wrong here).
It might not be very PC, but ladies in a state of undress are my favourite’s! 😉
Cheers mate, yeah, she’s a mega pirate queen & a good example of Howard’s flair for creating strong female characters.
Pete S/ SP said:
Nice work on those- they have come up lovely.
Cheers Pete, they were fun 😊
Very much a step up on the pirates Alex and doubtless you enjoyed painting them so much more. They look great. Looking at the physical attributes of these chaps I can’t help but feel they were modelled on me. 😉
Too right mate 😆
Wow, you’ve certainly been cranking out these Conan miniatures lately that ‘whole army’ photo is impressive. Good painting too, I like what you’ve done with these chaps.
Cheers mate, it’s a big pile of minis for sure!
Nice collection mate. I like the idea of them being themed of aztec culture but of african descent. It is probably not the case but that how i feel about them. Great colour schemes too
Cheers mate 😊
Those are great! Love the design too, plenty of influences without overtly riffing on any given existing culture. You did a lovely job here too – as usual!
Cheers mate, I reckon these guys would work well in GA too 😉
Wow mate you have done a really fine job painting these fine fellows!
Cheers mate – they look the part 😊
Ahh these are much nicer sculpts and you’ve painted them very well mate. Ah yes Howard had some interesting views on women but loved the male physique. Howard died young, from memory, didn’t he?
Cheers mate & yes he did – by suicide actually. He’s an interesting character & certainly had his demons
That’s right yeah. Poor fella, what a tragic loss
These guys also look great, Alex – and don’t stress on the pinup-esque models. They’re a thing, part of our culture and society, and, well.. this tweet says a lot: (if the link works)