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Offline Agger

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searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« on: April 25, 2010, 02:27:04 PM »
Hi there all you fine folks...

In preperation for this year's "Horisont" (in denmark), I need to find some suitable miniatures to represent both Conan and Slaine (more information will follow at a later date), but it seems to be a harder task than I first imagined...

Foundry does make a pretty good Slaine (version 4), and also a nice warped version too, but it is a bit bland and not very actionposed, and on top of that, it's horribly expensive  ;) i tried looking through the celtos range, but even though some miniatures came close to be acceptable, they just didn't make the cut... can anyone help me find a better option than the foundry one? The miniature needs to represent slaine before he is chosen as king and gets all the shiny weapons etc.   

Conan is a bit easier, I think I'll buy the "not conan" named wolf from Hasslefree, but i'm open for other/better suggestions, also, if someone can tell me if the foundry slaine scalewise would be ok stading next to a hasslefree hulk?

any help is much appriciated  :-*

Offline LeadAsbestos

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 11:35:28 PM »
Doing a Slaine project myself, using Celtos, Chronopia, and various others. Waiting eagerly for my Warped Slaine to arrive!

Offline Wolf 359

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 12:50:33 AM »

Can I get a link to the Slaine miniature, please?

One miniature is too many, and a thousand are not enough...

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Offline Wolf 359

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 04:19:45 AM »

Got it! Thanks!!


Offline Gluteus Maximus

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 07:00:37 PM »
There vare some very good "Conan-alikes" in the old Grenadier range available from Mirliton, should you change your mind:


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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 04:38:46 AM »

I appreciate the links from you both. I'll be picking these up in the next few days. Pretty great stuff!!


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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 05:24:08 AM »
Celtos Gael: They go well with their predecessors from Chronopia´s Sons of Kronos range and make cool Slaìne MacRoth figures.

























Offline barbaric splendor

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2010, 06:39:50 AM »
Sounds like you are not going with the Foundry ones anyway, but I wanted to point out that I was quite surprised when I saw the Slaine The King from Foundry this past weekend at a local game store - it is fricking huge and out of scale with any others you might game with, closer to 54mm than 28mm.

I'll second the Grenadier/Mirliton barbarian line for Conan (that's even my painting on the one shown here :) ), there are several that would work well.

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2010, 07:44:12 AM »


I got mine from Battlefield Berlin. I have another similar which I can sell you cheaply if you are interested.

Offline Agger

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2010, 07:57:16 PM »
Sounds like you are not going with the Foundry ones anyway, but I wanted to point out that I was quite surprised when I saw the Slaine The King from Foundry this past weekend at a local game store - it is fricking huge and out of scale with any others you might game with, closer to 54mm than 28mm.

Can anyone tell me more of this? It sort of differs with other information I have?  ???

Hammers: Do you have a closer photo? Extremely nice diorama btw  ;)

Offline barbaric splendor

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2010, 02:38:58 AM »
Can anyone tell me more of this? It sort of differs with other information I have?  ???

Hammers: Do you have a closer photo? Extremely nice diorama btw  ;)

They also had the Slaine holding up the spear and sword, and that one was more 28mm sized. Perhaps the Slaine the King I saw was some kind of special edition (this is the one where he has the two handed axe held at waist level and the spiked hair).

Offline Comsquare

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2010, 03:53:55 PM »
Heisan Agger,

I have this two from Foundry, but they are realy big and more like 40mm than 28mm.




I would have made a comparison pic, but they are still in germany.

I also have the "Young Slaine", which is nearly the same as "Slaine No.4", just with a little wilder hair, more fur on the boots etc.
I have him with me, in one of my boxes, so maybe I can make tomorrow a pic of him.
But he fits nicely in the 28mm scale.

My personal favorite, which I still have to buy, is this one, and I think he's also in scale.
At least you have to make a little weapon sweap ;)



For the warped Slaine you could also use one of the Possessed of GW's Mordheim range.
 
If your searching for more figs which will fit in as Slaine-related charas, that one from Resina Planet will be a good basic for an "Balor of the dreadfull eye" conversion.



And by the way, the mini Hammers used as his Conan is that one from Andrea Miniatures



I have also one of the Ukko minis from Foundry I can offer, because I have two of them.

Hilsen

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Pics, pics, pics....
« Last Edit: April 30, 2010, 05:55:13 PM by Comsquare »

Offline LeadAsbestos

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2010, 08:30:58 PM »
That Resina Planet mini is  :o :-* :D

Wow! Unfortunately the price is  :o :-X :'(

No piccies yet, but I'm just starting! Still in the fun buying phase!

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Re: searching for slaine and conan miniatures
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2010, 09:45:15 PM »
I have this one. About 35mm to the top of his head. AA I think, maybe Harlequin?

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