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May 27, 2017

Painting

Whats on the Paint Desk

Yes its been a while but its back for another season of posts (as the Americans say) today my paintdesk contains nothing Conan related but has gone a bit Star Wars, with the following models front and center Obi Wan Kenobi – from Imperial Assault 4 Tusken Raiders from the same game a very old

Painting Progress – Conan the King

After a brief hiatus for Christmas I’m back to painting and decided to start with a second Conan model from the core box, this time the King model plus the Lion ally. here are the models before painting The Lion model is probably the worst in the core box but with a bit of paint

Painting Progress – Dark Demon and Outer Dark Devil

Its been a productive day so you can have a 2 for 1 special edition of painting progress first up its the Outer Dark Devil that appeared in the short story ‘Vale of the Lost Women’ this story was not released during Howards life but is included in the  collections of his works as normal

Painting Progress – Savage Bêlit

If you remember a while ago I painted up the first of the 4 Bêlit models that I got in my Conan Kickstarter pledge (see here) well I decided to do a second one. this is the Savage Bêlit that came as a stretch goal in the Kickstarter and may not be released at retail. The

Painting Progress – The Captain

Its time for another Conan miniature and this time its ‘The Captain’ this is another generic character that is almost an amalgamation of many figures that appear in the Novels, but Monolith are basing the model on a figure that appeared in one of the unpublished stories ‘The Black Stranger’ (unpublished in Howards lifetime that

Painting Progress – Thak

Appearing in the 934 story ‘Rogues in the House’ Thak is an intelligent Man-Ape that Conan beats in combat (as Conan does) here is the model before painting and here it is afterwards, I’m especially proud of the red cloak which was a pain to get right

What’s on the Paint Desk

After a break of a few weeks (blame work) its time to catch up on my regular feature ‘What’s on the Paint Desk’ Today my deck only contains 2 miniatures both of which are from the Conan game Thak – the man beast from ‘Rogues in the House’ which is nearly finished The Captain –

Painting Progress – Skuthus

After a short break whilst I based up some 28mm Napoleonic figures (see future post) I’m back to painting my Conan miniatures and today its the Skuthus miniature Now normally at this point I would give some information on the story that this miniature appeared in but I cant do that because Skuthus doesn’t actually appear in

What’s on the Paint Desk

its another week and another ‘Whats on the Paint Desk’ so today my paint desk continues the theme for the last month which is of course ‘Conan’ and has the following models on it:- Skuthus – the unnamed necromancer – I’ve only started this one so expect to see it finished later this week The

Painting Progress – Zaporavo

Its yet another Conan update and once again I’m working my way through the miniatures I got on the Kings Pledge core game, with today model being Zaporavo Zaporavo was a Pirate Captain that appeared in the 1933 short Story ‘The Pool of the Black One’ obviously he dies during a fight with our Barbarian hero

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