While visiting my brother, he rounded up all his old painted minis and let me borrow the box of them to share on the blog.
From Left to Right: Barbarian with Two-Handed Sword (FA09), ?, [EDIT: ‘Chaos Knight’]
The one on the left, reminds me of that famous fantasy hero “Conan”. Which reminds me that I’ve been playing too much single player Conan Exiles as of late. The other two I wasn’t able to track down. Though they are possibly two of my favorite minis from my brother’s collection. The one in the middle looks like a pretty good villain, especially with the red and blue/black colors that my brother painted them in. The mini on the far right, I was really hoping to track down the name, as it’s pretty different looking from most of the fantasy minis I’ve seen. The armor, mask, and even the sword, look a bit exotic. With the colors my brother used, I feel like it’s an armored up Aztec warrior.
[EDIT: Tracked down the one on the far right, special thanks to Mark Morin for pointing out the Ral Partha Chaos Wars Kickstarter. I still can’t find the mini on the Lost Minis Wiki, but at least I can confirm that it is Ral Partha’s and sculpted by Tom Meier.]
Tangent – Favorite Color
Yep, that’s this week’s tangent. Partly because I’ve been under the weather, and partly because that thought was drifting through my head as I looked at my pile of paints last.
“What’s your favorite color? Either a color you tend to paint with predominantly or maybe one that you keep stockpiling in your collection.”
I don’t think I have a favorite color to paint with, as the last few minis have started by looking at guides. In the past, the bulk of my painting was taken up with painting Blood Bowl teams. Which meant mainly choosing some color combos to make each team stand out from one another.
Last I looked, I think I have a rather large stockpile of blues/greys. Nowadays I tend to buy my paints online, as I need them. I used to get them from a game or hobby store before. Which typically meant I was bringing home more paints than I needed. I would browse through the paint stock at the store, and while looking for what I needed, would inevitably run into a color that caught my eye and pick it up. “Oh, a shiny metal, bright pink/purple. Ah, a nice blue/grey…”. I would guess a number of those have never even been cracked open. The dangers of going into a store without sticking to your plan!