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This is a single piece plastic mini from 1995. 13 Years old now. I really think for a 1 piece boxed game mini from that era, it's holding up its own compared to modern minis.
It was complete nostalgic joy to paint, having painted one 13 years ago when I was 14. I like to think I've improved somewhat and done the mini justice. ONly took a single saturday too, so that was sweet.
I'm really happy with the colour scheme. I checked out the eavy metal Kislev range and it was all deep reds and blues. I also noticed the leader if the Kislevs rides a polar bear, so I thought I'd have a skinned one on its back. After researching polar bears on google images, I was shocked to see they're like a bleach bone colour. So I worked through that and up to white (in my head they're white, so made sense to me rather then copy the google image exactly). I wanted blonde hair for my barbarian... I guess a child hood playing with he-man ingrained that into me. His skin is my usual reciepe (some red gore in the base coat to give it that pinky living flesh tone). I worked hard on the blends on this one and I think they hold up great in these pics.
Sword was fun to do, I added glaze medium to the mithril silver and it took on this lovely smooth consistency. 4 coats later and I've got the smoothest silver I've ever painted. Smoothness was very important, as I planned on using washes to shade the blade for that nmmum technique. Blade is relatively small and not very wide and has a flat central section, so made it reasonable difficult to work out where the reflections should go. Luckily using metallic paints means its quite forgiving, and I think I get away with it better, then if I was using greys and white.
Rather nice, rather nice indeed...
(I never did work out why he only had four abs when they're that well defined though)
I have to ask though... nmmum? What?
Up, up and away!
What a needlessly confusing name, cheers though.
Up, up and away!
Looks fantastic! Reminds me of King Conan, who oddly I was discussing earlier today...
Our store has that model as well, I usually use it to represent a Barbarian for D&D. I don't remember his hand being that bad looking though, both of them model wise just look horrible. But it is an older model, and everything else is cool.