Greetings Terrans, yes, it’s another Conan post today – continuing the interminable slog through the frankly staggering quantity of minis that came out of the Kickstarter. As promised last week, we’re going to take a look at a trio of slashy/stabby types.
First up we have a character called ‘Pallantides’:
On paper, this should be a really nice mini – a classic Paladin type, but for some unfathomable reason they twisted the poor dude’s torso around into an impossible pose… it’s worse in-hand that it might appear in the photos, but this above shot shows the extent of the situation:
Now you try to get yourself in that pose… not easy without dislocating a shoulder! Still, it is what it is, and a classic gold & purple scheme gives it a degree of respectability I suppose.
Next we have a much nicer mini – ‘Valeria’:
This is a much better mini – probably one of the best in the whole box in fact! I think Valeria has the rare distinction of being the only character apart from Conan who appears in the game, the books, and the film too, so that’s pretty cool. I went for quite naturalistic tones here – I quite like the piratical look that I seem to have captured!
Finally, we have this big fella – ‘Amboola’:
This is another oddly posed mini, but at least this one is anatomically feasible and he was good fun to paint. I’ve given him a very deep skin tone to contrast with the leather armour, and I’m really pleased with how the little dashes of red & metal work to break up the figure & add interest.
Here’s a final shot of the three together:
And that’s it for another week! It’ll be a couple of weeks before I post again, but when I do, it’ll be to show the bashy/hacky trio from the ‘Dressed/Fighters’ sub-category 😊
Nicely done mate and I agree with you, Valeria is a nice figure. 🙂
Cheers mate, she’s deffo top tier in the set 👍
Dave Stone said:
Great work on all Alex, as you say that first sculpt is physically wrong, i can understand wanting to do dynamic, but should be anatomically possible ! LOL
I know, right? Stuff like that just puzzles me… who in their right mind would sign off on that!?
Anyway, enough grumbling, glad you like ‘em 😊
Perhaps you misread the name of the first chap and it’s actually “Pilates”.
The other two are really nice figure especially “Valeria”, great painting on all three.
Cheers mate, yeah, maybe 😂
Pete S/ SP said:
Enter your comment here…Those are great- make for a fine trio.
Cheers mate 😊
All very nice! :-) I do like the Amboola mini!
Cheers, yeah, he’s actually pretty decent in hand, but the lack of ‘golden angle’ makes him tricky to photograph
Excellent stuff as always. Valeria is indeed a rather nice mini, but I like the understated pose of Amboola too. Your painting style works a treat.
Cheers mate, this project has been great for getting to know Contrast paints – good to know it’s paying off 😊👍
I made the mistake of trying to get into the same position as Pallantides and now I’m typing this with one toe whilst waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Lovely paintwork on all three of them though. :-)
Nice miniatures and even better paint jobs. I quite like playing the Conan game, though we haven’t played it in a very long time now becausemy gaming circles have just started getting back together again.
I don’t know about the first miniature. Maybe it is just me, but I don’t have too much trouble getting in that position. Heck, I even tried it holding a gladius and a spear since I don’t own a shield. I do a lot of stretching though, especially now that I’m older I find it critical to keep limber if I want to lift. Anyway, thanks for giving me a little experiment to do and a laugh.
Thanks Ann, glad you like ‘em & even more glad you enjoyed the contortion challenge! 😂
I didn’t get around to trying the game but it did look fun… rest assured, the minis are still getting their games in – my youngest & his pals are playing a lot of Dragon Rampant this holiday & these are perfect ‘don’t give a f***’ minis for them to push around 😉
It was a pretty good challenge and oddly fun to do. :)
One thing I like about the Conan boardgame is how it is cooperative but one of the players gets to run the opposition, so the group is playing against another human rather than just the mechanics of the game.
That is good your painted minis are getting plenty of use. Back when I was playing/running DM-Pathfinder-Dungeon Crawl Classics, I used a lot of those pre-painted minis too for the same reason and reserved the carefully painted, more fragile ones for heroes and significant monsters. I was planning on running an Evil Rat adventure right before Covid closed everything down and went to a party store and bought a couple of bags of rats, that would serve as giant rats, and another boss rat, that in 28mm scale would be the size of a (on the small side of) medium dragon. Oh how the plans of mice and men go sometimes!
You are right ,Valeria is the pick of this fine group! I have to say it would be difficult to attain the position Pallantides is in !!