So recently, I received my rewards from the Conan kickstarter by Monolith Games. What a crazy box of miniatures! Since I had painted the Hero Quest barbarian and blogged about it recently, I thought I'd show you a comparison of the Conan miniatures so you can see the scale and size difference.
It's a shame the light grey plastic fails to show off the details, but it definitely is quite a nice Conan miniature! Here's a photo of the awesome Amari miniature from Reaper's Pathfinder range as a comparison.
Amari (and the Reaper range in general) are better scaled with the original Hero Quest miniatures, but having said that, the Conan game does it's best to give you a full complement of heroes, anti-heroes and denizens if you wish to use them in your dungeon crawling game.
PS. Yes that is Sedition Wars in the background. More on that one next time.
Recently I have been reading the rules for Team Yankee with the aim to paint up a small playable force - I eventually settled on a Soviet Afghantsy force, but when the Harrier Jump Jets for the British were released, I couldn't resist painting some up.
The reason was because as a 7-year old child, I had received this kit - the actual model has long been lost in the midst of time, but I can still remember assembling it and studying the colour scheme to determine how to paint it (along with a trip to the model shop to get all the necessary colours, in enamel no less!). So seeing the Team Yankee release, I was determined to paint up a box in the old faithful colour scheme.
With the Team Yankee versions, they come mostly pre-assembled, with a few extreme details such as the nose, wing armaments and tail fins to be attached. I had done all of this but left the armaments till last as I knew they'd be mostly a uniform green colour, and it would allow me access to paint the underside…
I finished Akosha Nama from Sedition Wars over the weekend, trying to find an effective way to paint characters quickly.
I started with a spray undercoat of GW Corax White, and then did two washes of Asurman Blue over her body suit, followed by a light drybrush of GW Lothern Blue.
Hair was done in GW Liche Purple, highlighted by mixing GW Skull White. Skin was P3 Midland Flesh with GW Ogryn Flesh Wash and highlighted with Midland Flesh and GW Skull White. Brown straps was Reaper Harvest Brown washed with Army Painter Strong Tone. Armour plates painted with GW Codex Grey.
Armour plates painted GW Skull White.
Finally, some scratches on her armour plates with a brush and a sponge, using Vallejo German Black Brown.