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Author Topic: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project  (Read 4546 times)

Offline nickdives

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Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« on: February 11, 2022, 08:45:00 AM »
Had a bit lof luck getting more of these chaps, Cavalry being particualy difficult to get hold of, Caliver only have 2. Gundermen Pike, Zamoran Spearmen/Town Guard, Hykranian Lancers, Khojan Knights (Painted as Mercanaries) Mid Western Lancers and Aquilonian Knights (Some had lost axes in the dark depths of time so a few new bits added) These chaps are based for Fantastic Battles and will be in a game "By Crom it's Conan" (But not as much detail as a modern sculpt!) at Legionary, Exeter in May.

Now it is off to do Italian Wars at Beachead!

Offline RSDean

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2022, 05:46:51 PM »
All very nice, but I particularly like the Hyrkanian lancers as an example of how varied painting distracts the eye from the fact that all the castings are the same (ignoring horse variations…)

As I have been painting old Minifg MEs, I am coming to think that there is a virtue in getting reasonably painted figures on the table quickly; the details are mostly lost en masse, so simpler is probably better (IMHO, of course) for figures intended for mass battle games.

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2022, 10:08:17 PM »
Wonderful to see them come to life!

Offline nickdives

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2022, 01:12:34 PM »
More Minifigs S&S chaps, allies of the evil wizard To-Me-ku-Pa for his invasion of the West. Nomadic horse archers, Turan infantry, Khojan Infantry and Zamoran Infantry.

Offline goat major

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2022, 04:15:55 PM »
Very nice !!

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2022, 08:13:45 PM »
Lovely collection!

Offline nickdives

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2022, 04:08:15 PM »
A few more, some Shemite Horse Archers, more Desert Nomands, another unit of Hykranians, 2 more units to do, and a un it of "Zamporians" painted as Turan infantry.

Offline nickdives

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2022, 07:20:12 PM »
Another unit of Hykranian Cavalry (3 of 4 now complete) the Vendyians with some new newly painted units with a couple of conversions for Officers and a Standard Bearer, Hykranian Infantry who will be general levy Infantry, Bosonian Archers and a Western commander.

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2022, 02:29:41 PM »
Once again simply wonderful. Wish Dave at Caliver would get more re-released!

Offline nickdives

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2022, 05:28:44 PM »
Thanks Dozing, my self and one other have sent him a load of figures to be used to remake the molds,
Cavalry are the main thing missing, but hopefully he will be able to use the ones I sent. Not sure of the time scale though.

Offline majorsmith

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2022, 09:10:22 PM »
Brilliant stuff

Offline barbaric splendor

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2022, 11:29:17 PM »
You have done a great job bringing the Hyborian Age to life with this project!

Offline nickdives

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2022, 09:32:31 AM »
Few more done, Hykranian Indantry, had a surplus of officers so gave a few axes, Zamporian Town Guard painted as Turan Immortals, Black Legion and Mid Western Spearmen, (most of the Mid Western Spearmen from Australia, but I need lots and they are difficult to get hold of!)

Offline Little Odo

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2022, 10:28:44 AM »
Wonderful - these armies are really shaping up nicely.
Little Odo's Grand Days Out
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Offline nickdives

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Re: Minifigs Sword and Sorcery project
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2022, 11:19:50 AM »
Some of the Alexander Nevski Knights that formed the basis of my Good Knights back in the late 70s. These will now need adding to to build up 3 full 12 man units to sit along side my S&S stuff, 3 Knights (Aquilonian) 6 Knights (Nemedian) & 3 for the Nemedian Guard

 

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