Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Hakan the barbarian.

 And today's offering is a Barbarian figure by "Reaper Miniatures". I have only managed to get one figure painted in the last couple of days. Oh well!

HAKAN, BARBARIAN OF HEIMDA is the name on the pack. Obviously the figure is ridiculously muscled but we have to expect that from figures portraying barbarians. As such another exercise in painting flesh. Clearly fantasy figure, well just look at that weapon and tell me anyone could seriously wield it is such a manner. No I thought not! Still part of fantasy is always a bit larger than life, so not a serious problem as far as I am concerned.
 
 
Originally I purchased him while looking to put on a Conan game. While never intended to be Conan himself I did think to use him as a supporting cast member. I do have a couple more to fit in with this game idea so you may get to see them soon, Indeed one is on the paint table at present.
 
 
With luck I hope to have more than 1 figure to show in 2 days time. So Until then take care and enjoy yourself.  And hope to see you soon.

20 comments:

  1. He is quite the stereotypical barbarian, good for that role. But I always wanted to see halfling barbarians.. maybe with giant two-handed soup ladles, or a big bakery wooden paddle-shovel thing (do those have names? I don't know) sharpened like a double-bladed axe.

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    1. I do like that idea. Halfling Barbarians with Garden implements as well.

      Thank you Ferret the thought put a smile on my face.

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  2. Hah, nothing more to add, he really is stereotypical. I like what you did with the base, too.

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    1. You are right he is exactly what you would expect from a barbarian! Thank you Mathyoo.

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  3. Hah - I'm trying to make some progress on my 28mm "Hordes of the Things" barbarian army that I got myself last Christmas, so don't talk to me about the amount of bare flesh to paint!

    I'm considering some tattoos or warpaint to break up the pinkness, but haven't yet come up with any designs I like.

    Nice figure, by the way :-) .

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    1. May I wish you the very best of luck with the HOTT Barbarian army. Tattoos War Paint and even things like Woad all sound like a good idea to break the ocean of flesh tone you have before you. A lot would depend on the look you want but for me war paint would be the right way to go.

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  4. Very nice and a classic looking barbarian. I was browsing the CP Models site as they have a stack of stuff added recently and I quite like there barbarians.

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    1. Thank you Simon. I'll have another look at the manufacture you suggest.

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  5. "Obviously the figure is ridiculously muscled" - try telling Arnie that !

    I think the figure looks the part and you've done a great paint-job on him. I think I'd have problems accepting the over-sized sword (I blame a certain Gaming Shop for that), but as a fantasy figure it's what we've come to accept.

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    1. Yeah I'm not a fan of silly sized weapons and lay the blame at the same door as you.

      Arnie is a big guy, don't get me wrong. But this chap is proportioned like Thrud.
      Thanks Jo.

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  6. Its a great looking model, albeit clichéd in its proportions.

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    1. Thank you Lee. Clichéd is right!

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  7. I was going to add "Great paint-job" etc as well but accidentally hit the send button halfway through writing! Doh.

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    1. LOL nice one Lee I thought it was me that usually did that sort of thing.

      Thank you mate. I appreciate the comment.

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  8. Fantastic painting and a wonderful photo.

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    1. Thank you Dean I am not overly pleased with him, but it will do! He is good enough for what I want and that's all that matters.

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  9. You've done a marvelous job on his flesh. The muscles really stand out. And truly after all the babes I've posted for you guys, it's time someone pandered to my female tastes:)

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    1. Well obviously I had to take my shirt off and look in the mirror to get the correct high lights and shading! That of course goes without saying. It's so much better to work from real life!

      OK maybe I used some little insignificant amount of imagination. But that's just between us. Sssssh! Don't tell the rest.

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  10. Nice post, great blog, following :)

    Good Luck :)

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    1. Thank you GT. And welcome aboard.

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