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: FTF7 – The Cimmerian, FTF6 – Eastern Fighter with Scimitar , ?
“The Cimmerian” is an obvious knockoff of the famous Conan character. Just so happens that I’ve been listening to the audiobooks of Conan stories, that feature the original (unedited) works by Robert E Howard. I hadn’t read Conan in the past, and mainly knew him from the movies, and a few comics. Pretty interesting stuff, for being published quite some time ago. Not sure if most people realize that he comes from Scotland, or that he is pretty smart, just uncivilized, and more lithe than muscle-bound. I had heard some of that about the original character, but I guess that’s getting more reinforced from the source material. My brother seem to have painted the mini to look a little more like Rambo. At least to me.
I also liked that Easter Fighter with Scimitar, makes a great unique looking warrior or assassin.
Tangent – What’s Going On?
Nothing really for a tangent this time. We got back from a great vacation, and then I ended up super sick on the way back. I’m a little depressed by all the posts on all the blogs I follow, and not really any hope of catching up on all of them sadly. Health wise, I feel like I’m on the mend, but not 100%. Work is ramping up like a room filled with beehives and 6 feral cats on the drugs. Not sure what all that’s going to do with my painting hobby, but lately I’m in-between wanting to do a little painting and just not having the energy. I did some super minor stuff yesterday, just to tell myself I could get something done. I’ll try to just keep pushing myself on that front for the time being, so I’ll eventually have stuff to share.
We did get our first game of Blitz Bowl played, and that’s pretty interesting to me. The last issue of White Dwarf included cards for the Dark Elf team for the game, which is nice. I think I want to get one more game in, then write up a blog post about it.
Stay healthy, and if I haven’t commented on your blog in awhile, that’s my lame excuses above!