Conan – Characters 9:

Greetings Terrans, how goes it? As you can probably tell from the catchy title, it is yet another set of Conan characters this week – a pair of sorcerers, a witch and a wolf!

First up we have ‘Zelata’ and her wolf:

She’s understated, but a pretty decent mini for that & her wolf is pretty darn good too. Both were fun to paint using mostly contrasts, and a little bit of wet blending on wolfy.

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Next we have ‘Pelias’:

Ok, so he’s an absolute cliché of a wizard mini – Hooded robes? Check. Long beard? – check. Glowing sorcerous fireball? – yup, check… Still, he’s fun, and I enjoyed playing around with OSL to elevate him a bit.

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Finally, we have ‘Hadrathus’:

This guy is another cliché of the wizardy trope, but still manages to be quite charming, and again, I used OSL to help him to stand out. Somewhat frustratingly, this mini is slightly spoiled by only looking ok from 2 angles due to a horrible misalignment on the staff… you can see this most clearly from the top down:

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Still, not a bad mini in a fairly decent trio – here’s a final group shot:

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And that’s it for another week – next time, prepare to be asked the riddle of steel and meet various incarnations of that most famousest of barbarians – By Crom, it’s Conan!!

Conan – Characters 8:

Greetings Terrans, how goes it? Surprise sur-fucking-prise, I’ve got more Conan minis to share… Honestly, we’re so close to finishing – just hang in there dear reader! At least this post is a bit of a change to the fighty types, because this time it’s a trio of Priesty/Wizardytypes…

First up, we have this dude called ‘Natohk’:

He’s a pretty nice mini, well posed & not too difficult to make look ok with a splash of paint. I do like working purple around gold and/or yelly, and I think that combo works nicely here.

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Next, we have ‘Khemsa’:

This guy is another decent mini with quite a nice pose, and the turban adds a lot to the character of the mini. I’m less happy with the paint job here though, I got a bit indecisive & faffed around a bit too much I think, but c’est la vie, I’m not losign any sleep over it.

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Finally, this mini is just called ‘Warlock’:

He’s an interesting mini – again, he’s nicely posed, and actually looks a bit sci-fi to me! That might explain why I subconsciously appear to have basically painting him as AdMech!

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And here’s all three together:

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And that’s it for another week – just a trio of spellcasters to go, and then we are on to all the various incarnation of Conan!!! With that in mind, open question for you all – what should the collective noun be for multiple Conans? At the moment, my favourite suggestion is ‘a Lamentation’… Can anyone top that?

Conan – Characters 7:

Greetings Terrans, how goes it? Sorry it has been a while since I last posted – I’ve been on hols & so took a break from doing too much on-line shit. I’ve still managed a bit of hobby here and there though – surprise, surprise, it’s more from the never-ending Conan game… As promised, it’s the bashy/hacky trio from the ‘Dressed/Fighters’ sub-category.

First up, ‘Constantius’:

Constantius is a bit underwhelming as a model – not sure why really, he’s just a bit meh. He comes up a bit small and weedy, which is accentuated by him being mounted on a bigger base than his peers, and he’s pretty plain in terms of detail. Not bad exactly, but not good either, which is disappointing for a ‘Leader’ model.

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Next we have ‘Olgerd Vladislav’:

Olgerd is a much nicer mini – great pose, and just the right amount of detail to be interesting without exceeding the capabilities of the material. His face was particularly pleasant to paint, and he’s really got a lot of character I think.

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Finally, we have ‘Hyperborean Primitive’:

He’s another mini that’s on the decent end of the quality spectrum & he panted up very nicely. Again, there is plenty of detail without hitting the point where the plastic let down the model. The skull helm worked particularly well I thought, and was no bother to paint up.

As usual, here’s the group shot:

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And that’s all for another post – tune in next time for a trio of evil priesty/wizardy types!