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Offline Cubs

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Conquest Games - Myths of Albion range
« on: September 04, 2018, 11:14:17 AM »
The latest offering from Conquest Games is an interesting mix of gigantic types and some folkloric stuff. I'm told they will be in the Conquest Games store over the next few weeks ready for Christmas.

First up is a Stone Giant, complete with granite-like skin (about 65mm tall).






Next a manky looking Ogre with scaly skin (I painted the scales on, so he could be a smaller giant too, about 48mm tall).






And to finish off the giants, a pair of Hill Giants (each about 55m tall). The brief was to paint them looking as filthy, dirty and smelly as possible, with the matriarch giantess having brutal stretch marks from squeezing out so many giant babies over the years.












« Last Edit: June 22, 2020, 03:22:33 PM by Cubs »
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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 11:20:08 AM »
And then the next lot are mythological creatures.

First is Geol and fatted boar, the spirit of Winter.






Next is Eostre, spirit of the Spring.








Sadly things now take a disturbing turn, with the Tooth Fairy, who is less discriminating about taking teeth than I was led to believe.






And finally a demonic Nightmare, something to keep you awake at night.




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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 11:55:47 AM »
Wow! Those are all superb, but the giants are something else! The faces on the hill giants are the stuff of nightmares, and the stone giant's skin is amazing.

Brilliant figures too - always good to see giants that are monstrous, gross and downright disgusting rather than just big people!

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 11:59:59 AM »
Great stuff and some brilliant pj's. Everything up to Geol and the boar is on my list  :).
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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 03:00:11 PM »
yes, all fantastic - and stone giant's 'skin' is just awesomely well done.

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 07:16:21 PM »
Not keen on some of the sculpts, but that's just a matter of taste.  The painting on all is very good, but those giants... really excellent work.   :)

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 07:19:57 PM »
Splendid work  :)

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 08:13:28 PM »
I can smell the giants through my monitor. Fantastic work! The other miniatures look very good, too.

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2018, 08:49:44 PM »
There's an amazing "neighbour from hell" vibe about that hill giantess. You can imagine calling the council again and again and again ... and yet nothing happens, apart from more of your family and livestock eaten. And the parties ...

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 09:35:52 PM »
Top paintwork, natch.
I agree the sculpts are a mixed bag. Although I do quite like the tooth fairy. The rabbit/hare goddess is just deeply fecking weird.

But my overwhelming feeling is one of deep perplexity... This a very peculiar follow up to plastic Normans and Baronís War era knights... Talk about diving off at a tangent... Odd.

Iím a huge fan of folky British weirdness, myth and legend. I think thereíd be a great wargaming market for it. I just wish it had been undertaken by a manufacturer and sculptor with a track record in / flair for fantasy subjects...

But the paintwork - flawless. You have sent them gorgeously clad into the world, Cubs.

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2018, 11:17:18 PM »
Lovely brushwork Cubs.
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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2018, 01:06:19 AM »
I wasn't fond of the first giants from Conquest, but really like these. I think some, if not all, will hopefully make their way into my growing (ha!) giant collection. Amazing painting on all of the figures, giants & others.  :-*

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2018, 09:58:02 AM »
Thanks all, very kind. I hate painting big open slabs of model - I never really know how to adds interest and depth to an area devoid of detail, so I figured I had to do something interesting with the skintones on the hill giants or they'd be very iffy. I Googled some unpleasant skin conditions and went for a blotchy unhealthy look, with purplish patches in the 'creases' (eeuuww) and yellowy bits on highlights, all stippled on with a tatty brush. I was happy with how the effect turned out 

The rabbit/hare goddess is just deeply fecking weird.

She freaked me out the most despite (or perhaps because of) the happy cheerful flavour. That animal face Ö reminds me of the scene in The Shining.

But my overwhelming feeling is one of deep perplexity... This a very peculiar follow up to plastic Normans and Baronís War era knights... Talk about diving off at a tangent... Odd.

Conquest Games has a growing range called 'Myths of Albion', which is their delve into fantasy. It has the undead dudes and goatkin (Chaos Broo) that I did for them a few months back and these are the latest additions. They're definitely aiming to provide something a bit different from other companies I think, with a real vibe of quirky weirdness.

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2018, 12:11:09 PM »
was going to say - someone's watched 'the shining' at a tender age ...

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Re: Conquest Games - Giants and Mythological Characters
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2018, 12:30:03 PM »
Those hill giants are incredible, what a great job you've done on them. Stretch marks on a mini, that might be a first...

 

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