08/09/2019 at 14:46 #121616
Oh, those fantasy civilians look top notch! I may have to get some next time I am in your hemisphere.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!08/09/2019 at 15:20 #121623
Mike, when do we get to see pics of that comely wench? The figures are looking great!08/09/2019 at 15:24 #12162408/09/2019 at 16:48 #121630
But what colours to paint the archer?
I see him as a boisterous rogue with a big personality, who likes to dress showy and enjoy whatever luxury he can beg, borrow or steal. As such I’m in favour of painting the robe colourful and patterned. Have you seen some of the photos of painted 28mm Andalusians (and also some Saracens, Bedouins, Seljuq Turks, etc., but really mainly Andalusians) that have been floating around for years? Many nice patterns and colour combinations to be had there. I would also paint the sword and dagger sheaths colourful. At the same time, so he doesn’t look like some preening palace guard, I would choose colours that look like slightly faded dyes, and also paint the hat and boots in more earthy colours.
Maybe, if it’s not too much work just as you’re getting your mojo back, paint two of the same figure? One in showy clothes, the other in earthy travelling clothes.08/09/2019 at 18:06 #121631
I’ll be patient then.08/09/2019 at 18:40 #121634
Hm, considering the archer … I will paint mine (my mind has him bought as soon as he has seen the first picture) in rather dark colours – black as my heart is black.
However, real Mongolians (and most other people of the Eurasian steppe belt) prefer rather flashy colours especially on festivities.
Don´t wonder about the various blue shades that are often seen. Blue is considered kind of a “sacred” and “noble” colour in Momgolian culture – like purple in various European cultures. So I´m with Rhoderic in this point. And also on the point in trying various paint schemes.
PS: Can´t wait to get my hands on this one.
"In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda08/09/2019 at 19:19 #121638
I was originally minded to make him somber, but now I am thinking a faded extravagance.
He came to Simurgh from across the Open Steppe and years of wandering and combat have left his clothes a bit sorry.
He is quick to anger and quick to laugh.
Yel Ata yearns for the simple pleasures in life.
I have updated the wiki and images shall be forthcoming.08/09/2019 at 23:30 #121656
I would go for a grey tunic, it could easily resemble a faded colour. I kind of like this colour combination when I was researching uniforms for my mongolian/tartar goblins.
10/09/2019 at 15:54 #121806
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Which picture do you prefer?
One has better skin tone, but the other has brighter golds.10/09/2019 at 16:50 #12181010/09/2019 at 17:28 #121815
The dancing one is the best
if not that one then I prefer the first picture, it is a bit warmer which makes her look more like the sultry woman of mystery one would expect in a good Conan story.
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=010/09/2019 at 19:31 #12183010/09/2019 at 20:03 #121832
It’s actually a hard choice, but I too like the first one best. She was well worth the wait!10/09/2019 at 20:04 #121833
Cheers, the wiki has been updated, just the archer next to paint…11/09/2019 at 00:45 #121852
I also prefer the first one, the muted gold also looks better on her.
Looking forward to the archer.12/10/2019 at 09:39 #124316
Conan has the iconic two snakes or wheel of pain.
I feel Crom’s Anvil needs its own symbol/brand.
But what could it be, if you have been following the Chronicles, what do you suggest?12/10/2019 at 10:00 #124317
Surely, and simply, Crom’s Anvil?
One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:1112/10/2019 at 15:27 #124325
Surely, and simply, Crom’s Anvil?
An anvil on a mountaintop.12/10/2019 at 15:47 #124326
An anvil on a mountaintop with a sword plunged into the anvil.12/10/2019 at 16:11 #124328
The “anvil on the mountain” will likely fit best. Maybe as a variation, instead of a mountain a volcano (and a plume in form of an anvil) or a volcano, stylized as an anvil and a plume in hammer form. Or a plume or a cloud looking like an anvil.
However, I´ve thought about it since the morning and have come to some other ideas:
– the classic barbarian standing against an charge as seen in many of the comics. This may be (is!) too complex as a logo.
– Frazetta´s Death Dealer-style as logo. Same as above, too complex and likely a copyright problem.
– Shield and weapons with an anvil in the foreground or the weapons on the anvil.
– Chibi- or 8bit-style barbarian (this would have been the advantage that people don´t mistake you with the weapons smith in Canada)
"In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda12/10/2019 at 19:48 #124348
OM Gosh, how could I have been so blind.
I know exactly what it should be, off to sort it…17/10/2019 at 13:31 #124628
Civilian master samples arrived, approval given.
Now to paint in readiness for the swarm of pre-orders!17/10/2019 at 14:17 #124630
Looking forward to seeing them. In my opinion they are some of your best figures yet!17/10/2019 at 15:23 #124636
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The masters do look great, full speed ahead!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."17/10/2019 at 20:23 #124661
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=017/10/2019 at 21:54 #124668
"In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda17/10/2019 at 22:31 #124669
Very nice, I’m sure to pick these up in the future!18/10/2019 at 01:30 #124677
Those are great!26/10/2019 at 23:14 #12527626/10/2019 at 23:17 #125277
Very tasty! I’ve got a role for that Fat Bas#$&d in the middle…26/10/2019 at 23:25 #125278
Ok, I’m ready with my wallet open…27/10/2019 at 00:27 #125280
"In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda27/10/2019 at 00:39 #125281
Fully painted they look even better!27/10/2019 at 06:14 #125287
Looks like christmass is a little early this year!
If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=027/10/2019 at 09:39 #125293
Uploaded the images of the civilains to the site, no buttons yet though.
One last figure to paint, Yel Ata.
Can’t decide if to go like this:
Very much like Subotai.
Or Like this:
I think I am worried that my games are getting too colourful and cheerful (damn those middle age Simurgians) and needs to be more grimdark?27/10/2019 at 12:17 #125308
Hm….. my colour blind eyes say the first one, But both variations look good in my opinion.
"In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda27/10/2019 at 12:19 #125309
I have actually just started the more muted scheme..27/10/2019 at 14:52 #125324
Brilliant little civilians! I especially like the appearance of coarse-woven / threadbare texture on the green robe. I’ve been thinking about doing a similar thing with some figures for a different project (a sort of Star Trek-ish thing, inspired by the highly textured fabrics Vulcans tend to wear) but not been sure how to achieve it.27/10/2019 at 16:41 #125336
I especially like the appearance of coarse-woven / threadbare texture on the green robe.
The way I do it is quite simple.
It is the last stage of the garment, I get the base colour of the cloth and mix in white so that it is lighter than any of the highlights.
I then water it down to a sort of milky consistency and draw a few parallel lines along the raised areas of the cloth.
Do this in a few key places.
On Yel Ata I did similar but used a brown ink to draw a few lines.
On bigger areas I will then do lines the other way to create a sort of cross hatch effect.
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