Today I'm daring to show a standalone project... for now. Through a friend I've been able to put my hands on this amazing mini of a tough Barbarian...
|Suspicious? Naaah, not at all|
Sculpted by most talented Julen Galparsoro (I believe his most recent works belong to the Punkapocalyptic ranges, which are truly amazing), this mini is called Aran the Barbarian. Ahem. :P
Seriously, it makes a wondeful Conan.
I cannot say I'm happy with my brushwork this time. I tried some experimental techniques with the skin and I believe I screwed it up :(
|Too much definition on the muscles; very rough transitions|
|At least the sculpt is top notch|
I didn't know what to paint on the shield. I first thought of a Lion, being Amra, (the lion) one of the best known nicknames Conan used. But painting a decent lion was way too far from my skills; I just used this scheme (taken from the movie).
|Simple enough for me :D|
The mini is great; I guess it's about 35 mm. scale, so slightly bigger than the usual 28-30mm I'm used to. Anyway, I'm planning to use it alongside the Conan game by Monolith, whenever they deliver the kickstarter ;). I believe the minis there are 32 mm, so I strongly hope this one fits in the scale.
Until that moment arrives (I still have to receive the package and then paint hundreds of minis!), I may repaint the skin of this one. I'm really dissatisfied with how it turned out, so I have to train all things related to skin tones and smooth transitions. Any advice is well received!