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Speedpainting Conan: TMG

Speedpainting Conan: TMG

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About the Project

Speedpainting my Conan The Miniature Game which has been sat on the shelf for long enough now. I'm determined to get it all done before Christmas so the emphasis will be on speed. I'm using AP Speedpaints over a zenited primer. Just pics of finished models - techniques are in my Slaine project.

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Pelias the dark sorcerer with a bit of OSL

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Pelias is a wizardy type with his ball of fiery magical energy.  I did cheat a bit on the Speedpaint only approiach here as I couldn’t figure out how to do object source lightling with it so went for some dry brushed AP Neons to creat a suitable reflection on his robes.

Pelias the dark sorcerer with a bit of OSL

Conan the Wanderer

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Conan the Wanderer

This is an early version of Conan who is yet to have many of his defining adventures.

Thaug/Ketos - Denizen of the Deep

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Thaug the sea monster.  This model is also the Ketos miniature for Mythic Battles: Pantheon.

Thaug/Ketos - Denizen of the Deep

And here is Adrian Smith’s original art.

Thaug/Ketos - Denizen of the Deep

Mummies

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Halloween tonight so here are some scary things.  Mummies.  Simple enough paint job and three different poses, two were KS exclusive.

Mummies

Hyenas

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Hyenas

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Second lot of personalities.  We start with Conan and his lion, Amra.  The lion was Conan’s spirit animal and he could call on its strength and even see through its eyes.

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Valeria.  Heroine of the first Conan movie who features in a few of the original stories.

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Constantius “The Falcon”, evil mercenary.

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Balthus and Slasher the dog.

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Zelata the witch and her wolf.

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Zogar Sag and the Picts

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Zogar Sag the Shaman.  Tried to match the artwork but due to the speed element didn’t do the war paint on any of the Picts.

Zogar Sag and the Picts

Pict Hunters – there are 15 of these.

Zogar Sag and the Picts

Pict Warriors

Zogar Sag and the Picts

and finally Pict Archers

Zogar Sag and the Picts

Scatter

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This is all of the scatter in the box.  Mostly tavern furniture but also boxes and trunks to act as objectives.  Cheated on the Speedpaint only rule.  Gunmetal on the straps and hinges of the boxes and trunks and fluro paints for the flame effect.

Scatter

Black Dragons

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The elite knights of Aquilonia, Conan’s kingdom.  These were an additional box that was extra to the core game.  Pallantides was the commander of the Black Dragons.

Black Dragons

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I’m painting small groups of the character models alongside the batches of goons.  This will spread the enjoyment/pain out across the project and ensure I don’t get too bogged down in detail in what should be a very quick process.  The first are:

Pallantides the commander of the Black Dragon knights.

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Olgerd Vladislav a Kozak hetman and enemy of Conan across a number of stories.

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Savage Belit – one of two versions of the Pirate Queen.  There is a horrible mould line (no, I’m not taking time to clean these off) running down the left of this figure, you can see it on her arm.  It crosses through the left side of her face and the distortion is pretty bad.  Pity, nice sculp otherwise.

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Kerim Shah a mercenary and Turanian prince.

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Conan the Mercenary

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Characters are painted to resemble the artwork so they are more recognisable in gameplay for those not familiar with the genre.  I’ve photographed them on their card so the art is also visible.  There are lots of version of Conan.  The Mercenary is a fairly early stage in his development.

Conan the Mercenary

Pirates!

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Batch painted all of the pirates.  Two different sculpts, five of the bigger chap and 15 of the smaller.  Why are pirates on perspex bases? <insert pirate accent themed gag here>
Forgot to mention that everyone will be transferred onto clear perspex bases.  Conan and the other Monolith games are played on boards with marked movement zones so it is important to see them during game play and clear bases help a lot.  It also means there is less effort required to finish.  Cut them off with a sharp knife and superglue into place.

Pirates!

Black Ones

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A sinister silent foe for Conan.  These were an expansion box for the original game.  Love the Adrian Smith artwork and painted them to match.

Black Ones

Size and Scope

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I’m trying to paint more stuff this year than I managed in the Covid times.  In 2020 I painted 601  miniatures and in 2021 I did 604.  I’d like to be over 700 this year as I’m working on a plan to have much of the collection painted prior to retirement.  I’ve got 5-7 years left so there is time but the POP is still extensive so I’m having to quicken the pace.

Conan is one of the biggest single sets with no paint on.  I painted Mythic Battles about 5 years ago and have Solomon Kane as well.  I don’t play games like this until I’ve painted them so lots of wasted potential here.

Let’s see what’s in the boxes:

Counting up there are 243 items:  32 scatter items, 206 miniatures and a play board in the Conan TMG set.  I’ve also adding in the 4 from Conan: Tower of the Elephant game (in cream plastic).  I’ve grouped them into types as this will make painting much easier.  The big group at the bottom are the characters who I’ll do in small batches alongside the bigger groups.  I’d like to get around 30 finished a week to be through them before the end of November.

Size and Scope

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