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…
Ah, so summer is slowly encroaching and my updates are becoming far and wide between. Fortunately I do have a lot of in-progress posts that require a bit of attention but I should get them out over the next few weeks.
Anyway, something completely different, this is an Aetherworks building that I painted after being inspired by the ones that Rob Jedi is painting up for his town. My one is the single storey building (with the hitching post on the left-hand side). It's been decorated with the appropriate door and window frames and I added a graveyard set to the front to make an Undertaker building. The sign is also an Aetherworks sign designed to go with the buildings but they don't seem to have that up on the store yet.
The basic building has been airbrushed with Tamiya Medium Blue (XF-48). The edges were then airbrushed with black and the center airbrushed with white. The blue was then masked off with low tack masking tape, and the trim painted using Folkart browns, tans and c…