Greetings Terrans, how goes it? It has been a while since I last posted – again! Life continues to be busy, but at least half of that busy has been fun stuff, so I’m certainly not complaining… Last weekend was a belter, with the rescheduled Bring Out Your Lead event going ahead & then nipping into London on Sunday to see my wife complete her first official Marathon!
It was so good to see people up at BOYL – lovely to talk shit and throw a few dice, but mostly it was just brilliant to catch up and reconnect with so many hobby pals. Meanwhile I am soooo proud of my darling wife’s efforts – me and our youngest caught her at about mile 24 & it was lovely to see her face light up when she saw us. It’s a hell of a thing to do, and I’m in awe of her.
Anyway, back to Hyborian Age!
Here we have the imaginatively named ‘Giant Snake’:
Models like this are just perfect for Contrast paints & this model really didn’t take long at all, with lots of wet blending & drybrushing to make it pop. It is loosely based on a picture of an especially vivid Horned Viper that I found, and is perfect bestiary fodder.
With that in mind, and while I was feeling snakey, I grabbed this big fella from the Mythic Battles Pantheon box:
And this Nure-Onna from the Rising Sun game:
Both were great to paint – the big Mythic Battles dude is roughly based on a King Python, while the Nure-Onna is painted to match my Daughters of Khaine (and so is a bit plain!). Along with the Conan snake, this trio will be perfect for games like Ghost Archipelago & so on:
Finally, the Conan game came with a few objective tokens, so I based them & slapped on a super-quick paint job:
While I was a it, I did the same to a whole bunch of random objective/treasure tokens I had lying around:
So there we have it – a bit of an eclectic feel to things this week, but hopefully nice to see. Next week will be the FINAL CONAN model! Hopefully this last monster will be a joy for fans of H.P Lovecraft 😊
Great painting! I particularly like the Mythic Battles giant snake. Congrats to your wife on her epic running!
Cheers mate, high fives all round 😁
Oh wow, stunning jobs on those snakes, they look superb! Great sculpts, too, and the Giant Snake’s rattler being a human skeleton is a really awesome touch!
I have to admit to liking the Nure-Onna most just for being the most horrific looking model, and the muted reds really work.
Great work on the tokens too!
And congratulations on your wife’s marathon! I have no idea how anyone can run 26 miles. Personally I’d take the bus in case it rained :-)
Yeah, it’s a hell of a thing… I’ve done a few 13 milers before, but the thought of that only being half way is just mind blowing. I’m biassed, but I think she’s pretty incredible 😊
Cheers mate, they each have something to recommend them tbh, but collectively they were great to paint 👍
Dave Stone said:
Must have been great to get to BOYL and catch up with people in person. Congratulations to your wife, for completing the marathon.
All the models on show, and the tokens look excellent, like the variation between real snake colour schemes and fantasy ones.
Cheers mate, glad you like the models & on behalf of the missus. You’re right, it was brilliant to get to BOYL & socialise again – I was a bit anxious at first, but it was worth pushing through it. Same with going in to London – scary at first, but worth it
Oh mate – those snakes are amazing! The second one could be real. The third one I’m bloody glad isn’t real! Even before I read the text I thought she’d fit in well with your Daughters of Khaine. Oh and congrats to your wife as well, running a marathon impresses me no end. I’d walk all that way happily but I wouldn’t even dream of running it.
Cheers dude, it’s a bloody long way for sure – I’m so proud of her. I must admit I’m pretty chuffed with the skin on the constrictor too! 😉
These are all great, but I must say I love the pattern you have done on the 2 one it looks very realistic!
Cheers mate, I’m pleased with that one too 😉
Pete S/ SP said:
Fantastic- I love the giant snakes. Really impressive and naturalistic paint jobs.
Cheers mate, they were good fun to paint 😊👍
Wow, amazing work! Everything looks fantastic! :D
Thank you 😊
Well done to both of you. A fantastic achievement by your better half Alex and those giant snakes look simply awesome. The first one in particular, as easy as you say it was to do, is excellent! 🙂
Cheers mate, she’s incredible, and deffo the better half! Glad you like the snakes too – honestly I loved painting them!
Those snakes look totally awesome mate, the first if my fave’ but the other two are fantastic too.
Well done to your wife, I can’t run for toffee myself and get out of breath going twenty six inches these days!!
Cheers mate, I’m really pleased with them, and just so proud of my missus – she’s pretty darn amazing 😊
Love it, those snakes are amazing! I think I like the middle one best; the work you’ve done on the scale pattern is just awe-inspiring.
Congratulations to your missus. Running is another of my hobbies and it is great to see someone do their first completion over any distance.
Cheers mate, on both counts 😁👍
Wow mate I think the wife and I are doing well putting in a five mile walk! to walk even your thirteen breaks me out in a sweat !! no wonder you are proud! As for the snakes,that’s a snap as with spring upon us down here ours are coming out of hibernation, so from now on we have to be on the lookout around the home but especially on our hikes, or should I say little strolls!!
Brilliant work on them mate and as one of the lads said the second one is so real, totally agree.
😂 cheers dude, glad you like the snakes & don’t downplay what you do mate – any exercise is a good thing 👍👍
Cheers mate 🤓