Monday, 17 June 2013

Between the times when the oceans drank Atlantis...

I really should begin quoting the novel: 'Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities...'
But this is about the movie, so let the silence be heard; the lone drum... and Mako's deep voice:

 'Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And onto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you of these days of high adventure!'
Basil Poledouris OST sounding now

I have to ask you to be indulgent with this model. I painted it loooong years ago (maybe about fifteen? Maybe even almost up to twenty; it should have been about the early-mid nineties, give or take). It was my first non-28mm., a 54mm. model by Andrea Miniatures.

Crom, grant me repaint!
And if you do not listen, then to hell with you!
This obviously needs being repainted, but I still wanted to show it to you, as I'm a huge fan of the character and the movie. I mean the only movie that has been shot. Nope, there has not been any sequel. Nor any reboot. Only one Conan movie was ever shot.
Only. One.

I have lots (tons!) of pending work on my queue, but I must find some room for this model again...


  1. Great paint my friend , I directly recognized the symbol of Conan
    Great effect on metal .
    Vincent ;)

    1. Thanks! My skills have evolved since I painted this, I think I should do some work on it, though I still have much to learn!

  2. Una gran miniatura y un buen trabajo. Ya lo he dicho en otras ocasiones, "Conan el Bárbaro " fue y es mi película favorita, la tengo aprendida de memoria... jejeje

    Un gran saludo y gracias por mostrarla.

    1. Me alegra mucho, a mí la película también me dejó una marca indeleble hace muchos años, crecí siendo un gran fan del personaje y todo lo que le rodea. ¡También me sé los diálogos, jaja!

  3. Amazing!!! That was my first 54mm mini too! I have it on my blog and, yes, he also claims Crom for a repaint!