Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Kingdom Death

It's been a little quiet here of late as I've taken a break from painting Conan as we've finally taken the dive into Kingdom Death!  I've been charting the build progress over on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/crucium.giger/) but I will do some proper photos of the finished builds once I have enough of them.
I must say I'm really enjoying putting these together and have just put together the first miniature based off an in game character who earned to be immortalised.  I do intend on painting these at some point but we rather like the colour of the plastic as it fits the game aesthetic rather well (which I'm sure was intentional).

Riddick with Rawhide Set and newly acquired  Butcher's Cleaver , he had just destroyed his Bone Axe defeating the Butcher but was rewarded rather well

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Conan: Baal-Pteor

Today I present to you the strangler Baal-Pteor.  To be honest this is my least favourite sculpt from the Conan range and I'm not really happy with the paint job however he's done now so I can move on to the next paint job.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Conan: Kushite Witch Hunters

I managed to finish up the Kushite Witch Hunters over the weekend, again these are to a decent table top standard and took around an hour and a half each on average.
I was actually dreading painting these for some reason but once I found the concept art for them it gave me a good starting point and I ended up really enjoying working on them.

Next up on the block is Baal-Pteor who just had his first base coats applied this morning, all work in progress photos over on instagram https://www.instagram.com/crucium.giger/

Monday, 29 January 2018

Instagram activity and Conan sneak peak!

Just a quick post to say that I've started posting my day to day work in progress pictures over on instagram again, https://www.instagram.com/crucium.giger/, though I'll still be posting the finished results on here as usual.

Here's a quick peak at today's Instagram post, the first of the Kushite Witch Hunters (just in need of a matt varnish):

Hopefully I'll have them completed and up on here soon.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Conan: Dragon

Another day and another post, today's miniature is the Dragon from Monolith's Conan game.  The design was based on one from the MMO Age of Conan and is supposed to reflect the fact that traditional dragons don't exist within the world of Conan so this takes the giant armoured lizard approach.

As per the rest of the Conan range this has just received a quick table top job so didn't take any time to knock out.  Unfortunately the lack of natural light has robbed the images of some of the subtle colouring on the Dragon but I'm happy enough with how this has turned out.
This morning I started on the next miniature, and one of the more interesting ones from the Kickstarter, Yogah of Yag:

"Conan stared aghast; the image had the body of a man, naked, and green in color; but the head was one of nightmare and madness. Too large for the human body, it had no attributes of humanity. Conan stared at the wide flaring ears, the curling proboscis, on either side of which stood white tusks tipped with round golden balls."

     –Robert E. Howard, The Tower of the Elephant 

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Conan: Sabretooth Tiger

Two posts in two days and it looks like a third may even be coming tomorrow (though more likely Thursday)!  I've obviously hit my stride when it comes to the monsters in Conan as I've managed to knock out the Sabretooth Tiger now, again a decent table top standard done in around two hours all told.

I took the photo this morning so the lighting wasn't the best but again I tried to match the box as best I could within the restraints I've put on myself.
After I snapped this chap I started on the Dragon and pretty much got it finished within an hour (not sure what's in by breakfast cereal these days), I just need to give him a couple of sprays of matt varnish to finish.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Forces of Nature: Mushroom Cottage

Amy has been painting up more than me recently (more on the miniatures soon) and has just finished another great scenery piece from Hysterical Games, a Mushroom Cottage:

Once she has finished the three Shell Cottages and I've painted up the Engineer's Cottage from World Of Twilight we're going to have quite the village!