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Author Topic: Know, O Prince... (Updated May 15)  (Read 2713 times)

Offline Elbows

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Re: Know, O Prince...
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2020, 09:49:43 PM »
If anyone is doing Conan - they did a big board game (and a 2nd version already I believe), so a lot of Conan specific miniatures are out there on eBay etc.  Thak, etc. A lot of the main characters from the books.



2021 Painted Miniatures: 62
(2020: 207, 2019: 123, 2018: 98, 2017: 226, 2016: 233, 2015: 32, 2014: 116)

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Offline barbaric splendor

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Re: Know, O Prince...
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2020, 06:43:10 AM »
Awesome stuff - off to a great start!

Offline Justin Buck

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2020, 06:44:07 PM »
Thank you all for the kind words. 
@Elbows: I agree, I have some monsters on their way to me right now  :)

Now on the the good stuff!  I have finished some Temple Guards for the heroes to knock around, or be potential allies.  They are made up of parts from Victrix's Republican Roman, Italian Allies, Samnites, and Numidian heads. 







Just saw that the leader has a spot on his nose that needs touching up  >:(

I also finished two companions for Conan, a native guide and a bronze armored warrior.





Justin Buck
https://theparadeground.blogspot.com/

Offline Michi

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2020, 06:51:12 PM »
Now that is a great start and introduction to the time of high adventure. I remember every single line from those movies, endless hours of reading the books and countless attempts to copy the art of John Buscema's graphic novels. Thank you for rekindling sweet memories of my youth... :) :)

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 01:08:47 AM »
Continually great work, very inspirational!
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Offline darthfozzywig

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2020, 06:16:35 PM »
Nice work!

Offline Arundel

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2020, 03:28:30 AM »
I love your painting style and the whole take you have on this project. Looking forward very much to seeing the monsters!

Offline barbaric splendor

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2020, 05:37:32 AM »
Really like your work with metallics, these all look great!

Offline Justin Buck

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2020, 02:28:42 PM »
Thanks everyone.  This helps me stay motivated
@Michi: I know what you mean. The old Conan movies, the new one, and Red Sonya have been playing on constant loop next to me while I'm painting. 
@Arundel: I have an evil sorcerer and some henchmen on the painting table right now.  Up next I might paint up some giant snakes/apes/animals.
@barbaric splendor: thanks for saying so.  I feel that metallics are my weak spot. I can never get them the way I want them to look in my head.  I just paint a dark metallic color, then a wash, and then highlight with a lighter metallic...then some more washes and highlights.

Justin

Offline Justin Buck

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated May 10)
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2021, 09:46:54 PM »
Time for some dark sorcery to bring this thread back to life....


I have recently taken photos of some figures that I have completed awhile ago.  It takes me a while to set up my "photo booth" so I tend to wait until I have a few to photograph. 
Here are some magistrate's guards that can be used as allies, but more often than not, as enemies who show up at the most inopportune time.  They are mostly Victrix Republican Romans, some have Celtic or Greek heads.  I have tried to go with an uniformed appearance. 









Up next are my sellswords and freebooters, The Crimson Hawks.  A roving band of sellswords, if the pay is good, or bandits, if not.  Just one of the freebooter bands that Conan has spent some time with during his travels.

I tried to build a multi-national band of warriors.  They are again mostly Victrix Italian Allied Legions bodies with some Guals, Samnites, Greeks, and Iberian bodies/heads. There is also some metal Reaper Miniatures thrown in for good measure. Conan is from the Northstar Ghost Archipelago range.















I have some cultists/followers of a sorcerer of ancient Acheron coming soon.  There are some more pictures on http://theparadeground.blogspot.com/
Enjoy,
Justin



Online Muzfish4

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2021, 12:02:11 AM »
Great thread and some really imaginative use of plastics.

More please!   :D

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2021, 01:50:47 AM »
Im curious what the base figure was for the big guy with the club in the Crimson Hawks. Hes a stand out figure. The whole collection looks great!

Offline Bloggard

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2021, 09:04:08 AM »
Great collection of figures.
Love your painting style  :-*

darn, this is getting me all conan-y again ... must resist ...  (has my brother still got that copy of 'royal armies of the hyborian age I wonder ...   ;D )

Offline Ingarsby73

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2021, 09:29:38 AM »
These are really, really good! Inspired conversions, and great painting.

The mix of parts works very well and you're creating figures that seem historically plausible and true to the source material so that they scream out "Conan!"

I'm looking forward to seeing more!

If you're interested in other characters or monsters, have you looked at "Lucid Eye Miniatures"? They're sculpted by the very talented Steve Saleh. I've just bought a few, and size-wise they work well with Victrix etc.

Offline Little Odo

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Re: Know, O Prince... (Updated Oct 12)
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2021, 09:39:54 AM »
Two very well painted and sourced warbands. They both tell a story already without the need for words. Great job! Looking forward to seeing many more.
Little Odo's Grand Days Out
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