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    Show your Zelata!

    Zelata! A character I'm very fond of, as well in the game as in the Hour of the Dragon. I'm not sure if it's my paintjob, a too heavy undercoat or the miniature itself, but it seems like the poor old hag arrived too late at the nose shop. Kinda like You-Know-Who.
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    Show your Conan!

    What does a time of high adventures look like with an unpainted hero? Here's my Conan. I'd be pleased to see your Cimmerian!
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    Show your N'gora!

    As I'm planning to play the Campaign soon, I've started to paint the heroes for my players. The first one I've finished is N'gora, the second in command in Bêlit's crew (that is, until Conan show up). What does yours look like?
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    Show your Shevatas!

    What does your master-thief look like? Here's mine: On the French-speaking forum, @razorspoon had the neat idea to use a green wash on Shevatas' dagger to remember his fight against the giant snake in the The Black Colossus. Thanks to him for the inspiration!
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    Show your Bêlit!

    This was a quite difficult miniature to paint, at least for me. The face and the jewels in the hair and on the body seem to be a bit random. I hope the other Bêlit will be more enjoyable to paint. What does your Queen of the Black Coast look like?
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    Show your Hadrathus!

    Hi there! A miniature that is quite difficult to paint, in my opinion, mostly due to its face and to the OSL, with that fireball. Here's mine: I'm looking forward to see your priests of Azura Asura.
  7. Hi there! For now, they are five galleries on the website: - Batman - Conan - Mythic Battles: Pantheon - Contest - IRL I'd like to have another gallery, named 'Other Games' in order to share more conveniently pictures of other (non Monolith) games and I was wondering if other people around here find that useful and if you were willing to do this. @SentMa, la même chose pourrait être envisagée côté francophone, d'ailleurs, s'il y a des amateurs.
  8. I haven't met that fellow in the novels by REH yet. Is he a character added by the comics? Or an invention from Monolith? Anyway, I really like that miniature. It took me definitively more time to paint it than for my players to kill it, but I enjoyed every bit of it (that is, painting it, not getting it killed, you silly). What do yours look like?
  9. I've just finished my first demon, the Demon from the Outer Dark. That miniature would look just fine in a Cthulhu themed game, like Mansions of Madness. This is where we see that REH was a friend of Howard P. Lovecraft! I should buy a new photo camera, though. One with manual focus. In the picture below, the eyes of the demon look worse than what they really look (although they aren't very well executed ). And you? What do your demons look like?
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    Show your Zaporavo!

    A really cool-looking miniature! I love his conquistador-like look, even if I remember the original character being less classy. It was a pleasure to paint it. And you? What does your Zaporavo look like?
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    Arrr! (Show your pirates)

    As I've finished to paint the alternate miniatures of the pirates this very week, I wished to share with you the result. What gives me the motivation to paint the same miniature over and over is to give it something special. With the pirates, I inspired myself from two great ideas I've seen on @Bawon Samdi's miniatures: different colors of skin and pirates' tattoos. So much room on these backs! It was fun to imagine tattoos of all kind. A close up to a more elaborate one, slightly inspired by the yakuza's tattoos. Here, instead of a dragon, it's a snake (far easier to paint, and consistent with the background, as that very pirate may be someone familiar with Stygia and the cult of Seth).
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    Show Bêlit's guards!

    It took me ages to paint those guys. I wasn't sure about the proper way to paint their shields, and they have so many details. I'm glad it's done, and they'll look nice on the tabletop.
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    Show your Bossonian Archers!

    So much tiny details on these bowmen. I thought I'd never see the end of it! As always, the picture shows you imperfections you didn't spot while painting... like the eyes, for instance.
  14. Hi there! Some months ago, I ran into Escape the Curse of the Temple, made by Queen Games. As I really enjoyed playing this game, I took the first chance to get the second edition. If you're not familiar with this game, I'll describe quickly its gameplay. A game last exactly ten minutes, during which the players must leave a cursed temple about to collapse. They must escape together. If one is left behind, everyone lose. Everyone plays simultaneously, rolling dice as quickly as possible and keeping combos of dice in order to perform different actions, such as moving, discovering new areas, interacting with machinery in the temple, and so on. Luck is an important thing in this game, but you must also be coordinate with your fellow adventurers and choose quickly what the team should do. The game can be played by boys like my son (7 years old). The Big Box of the 2nd edition is far better than the first. First, the organizer of the box is smart and effective. Second, there is more content in this version of the game. 8 expansions and 10 mini-addon, which is enough to keep the interest of the players and allow they to face greater and more complex challenges. As my summer holidays are about to start, I decided to pimp this game by replacing the original wooden meeple by miniatures of explorers. I thus bought some Pulp Figures by Bob Murch. They are made of pewter (I guess), smaller and less detailed than Conan's mini. I really like their aspect. Some of them features quite serious characters, while others are quite humorous. I've found at Feldherr's a foam tray that fits almost perfectly the box of the game, so that, once painted, my miniatures will be sheltered and neatly stored. Now, this is the work I intend to do before the end of august: - clean the miniatures and glue them on proper bases; - use some greenstuff or another epoxy product in order to hide the original pewter base. I guess I'll try to sculpt a paving looking like the one of the tiles of the game; - paint and varnish the miniatures. I'll show you on this topic the progress of my work. Have a nice summer!
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    I'd be quite interested to see your pictures, @Epaka. I haven't play those games, but the titles are quite appealing! 🙂 Here are both versions of the Red Meeple, a feminine and a masculine one:
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    I have now one painted miniature for each player. I really like this mini, with a character both cute and funny. Time to work on the base of the remnant of the miniatures (six more adventurers and a ghost).
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    And here's the red player. I'm quite happy with her face, but the OSL isn't as good as it should be. It seems to me that I shouldn't have enlighted her collarbone. The light is maybe too yellow on the whitish shirt. But overall, it looks good in my opinion.
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    Heroquest

    My brother is, indeed, a lucky devil. He's found, two weeks ago, in a flea market, a European box of Heroquest, along with two extensions (Karak Varn and Return of the Sorceror). It is like-new, nothing is missing, and it costed him around 5$. We've spent last Sunday playing and painting it with his girlfriend, my wife and my son. It was quite pleasant to paint together (I usually paint alone). The goblins are, of course, still WIP, but it goes fast. Maybe the Heroquest miniatures will be painted much faster than those from Conan... As long as we can meet on a regular basis. What about you? Do you still play at it, by nostalgia? Do you keep it in a display case, defended by security agents?
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    Heroquest

    And here's a video of the final result:
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    Heroquest

    Guess what? It's fully painted. I plan to give back the game to my brother for his birthday (in a few days). But if I got the time, I'll take some pictures or a video.
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    Help needed with crossover character sheets

    Just in case you aren't using it already, here's a link to a file allowing to make heroes character sheet for the gimp, made by @JabbaTheHatt: https://the-overlord.com/index.php?/files/file/32-fiche-héros-éditable-pour-gimp/
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    Feldherr Foam

    Hi there! Just in case some of you don't know this yet, but the Feldherr website is selling foam trays for Conan retail, Barbarian, Stretch Goals, and expansions boxes. As the last one has been delivered to me today, I thought I would share some pics of these trays, and tell you a little about their advantages and inconveniences. Let's start with the Barbarian box: The Stretch Goals box: The pro: With these foams, you can store all of your miniatures, and most of the Conan add-on. (With the exception of the Dragon and Yogah of Yag, due to their large sizes.) The contra: As the foam trays use more space than the regular storage, you won't be able to close your boxes as you did before. On the picture below, I have removed the maps boards from the boxes and the foam still exceed the space in the boxes, especially for the Stretch Goals box. This aesthetic downside won't happen with the expansions, though, except for Kithaï, due to the second map of the Tower, but it will be very, very faint: For the three expansion, you get exactly the same foam tray. The pro: same as for the King Pledge boxes, your miniatures are well protected, and you have empty space to store extra miniatures from the add-on or from elswhere (in my case, I store barricades miniatures and plan to store civilian miniatures there. A great thing is that you can store Yogah of Yag in Stygia or in Kithaï. I fear that you cannot store the dragon, but as I don't own it, it is difficult for me to be sure. The contra: For me, there are none. I even managed to keep one of the original cardboard boxes of the miniatures from one of the expansion, in order to store there the six maps from the King Pledge. It costed me around 95 €, without the shipping fee from Germany to Switzerland, to purchase all the foam trays I needed. It's quite expensive. But if you plan, as I do, to paint all your miniatures, I'm pretty sure you want them to be secured from friction which could damage your painting. And as one single painted mini is often hours of work, I think it's worth the price. If you play with unpainted miniatures, I guess the plastic trays used by Monolith are good enough.
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    [Request] New gallery - Other Games

    Unspeakable, @Epaka! The picture with all the painted mini is impressive. I'm sure it's very pleasant to play Cthulhu Wars with such nice paintjobs!
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    And, now, the green player: I'm already fearing to paint the miniature for the red meeple: there will be an OSL...
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    [Pimp] Escape the Curse of the Temple (2nd edition)

    And a blue player. The right eye is a total mess, sadly. Luckily, it's meant to be tabletop miniatures, not exposition ones.
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