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Decided to start painting this awesome barbarian up as part of the Hobby Hangout Competition that's going on right now!

 

Torgar the Barbarian

Limited edition: 100 copies

Concept: Roberto Cirillo

Sculptor: Raul Garcia Latorre

Material: Resin (Bigchild Creatives)

Pieces: 10

Weight: 66gr

Scale: 1:24 (75mm)

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Decided to start painting this awesome barbarian up as part of the Hobby Hangout Competition that's going on right now!

Will you disclose the nature of the competition or provide a link?  If that info is closed to non-members, that's okay.  Just wondering. :unsure:

 

It's from "The Hobby Hangout" facebook group. Called "New Years Resolutions"

 

Here's the info:

 

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I agree with you on not wanting to mod him very much, especially at that scale, any missteps will stick out more.  I think he'd look great with Maori style tattoos or if that's a bit much, then something simpler.  Too me, such a large model with so much exposed skin almost calls for something like that.  You could take it a step further an modify the sword (or axe, I suppose, though I think the sword would be easier) into a maori style weapon as well.  In any case, I'll be watching with a lot of anticipation as barbarians are your specialty. :)  

 

No pressure.  ^_^  ^_^

 

I'm liking the idea of doing tats on him and I'm debating the skin tones still, my inclination is to go with ruddy skin tones with reds and pinks, freckles, blood splatter.

 

I say again.....

 

Did you START yet?

 

Not yet, it's 10:00 pm here and I JUST finished cleaning up my hobby/game room along with putting up a shelf, artwork, and a few other things. I had the tech out today for our smart home and we were going over a lot of stuff which kept my attention away from painting.

 

I'll see if I can get started up on him tomorrow night after D&D game ends. He's calling to me to get started on him, but priorities!

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Actually I'm having trouble getting started, truth be told. I know when I do get started it will be fun, but the motivation has been lacking for a couple weeks, it happens sometimes and I just need to ride it out and not force myself.

 

You've had a very busy time, moving, new job and all.

And less time for the hobby and no new purchases..

 

Very understandable.

 

I recognize the funk...

 

What might help, is just a little hobby time to start with.

 

Take a few minutes, a day.

Make sure you remove the mold lines, one day.

Maybe glue a few parts together the next day.

 

Think about some colours and just put the paint pots on your desk.

 

And think about the background of this fellow.

 

Why is he here, what did happen to him?

Will he be defending his home? Or is he a raider?

 

You'll get back to it,

 

We are here to help, and yes we ant you to paint this, but we're not pushing you in a bad way...

 

**** And if that doesn't help, WOOF will set off a glitterbomb if this barbarian doesn't see a basecoat within 3 weeks...****

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There was a time a barbarian,grim-faced and scarred,

Crossed the path of this traveling bard,

In clenched fist he held a dismembered head,

When he came closer, I saw it was quite dead.

 

"Hold, good sir," I cried, " I'm not quite certain

Why you would be carrying this most grisly of burdens."

He merely grunted, "You'd think the answer would be plain.

This man right here, one of my mighty kin he had slain."

 

" Oh my!" I exclaimed, " Would you please bother

 to tell me who he killed, perhaps it was your father?"

 The large man snorted, " Nay, good skald, it was not my sire,

he had already found his glory in a blaze of dragon's fire."

 

"But if it wasn't your father, good Axe Lord,

then was it your brother that was put to the sword?"

The big man chuckled," Though you may be wrong, your question is fair,

but my sibling died trying to grapple with a cave bear."

 

"But surely," I said, " it must then be your uncle,

in a fight over a gem, perhaps a carbuncle?"

The big man shook his head, " Nay, his ending was more drab,

but it taught me what happens when you don't pay your bar tab."

 

He continued on, "The one who died was our foes' terror,

the only one of us worthy of being our clan's Axe Bearer.

With fierce visage and steely thews, boldly going through life

Gained glory and plunder through battle and strife.

 

And so I now carry this one's head, though he be a foreigner,

But on that day he proved himself to be a true warrior.

So I honour him now by returning him to his land."

Then he turned away from me, burden in hand.

 

"But wait!" I cried, " you still did not mention

what the answer was to my original question!

Who was your mighty kin, if not father,uncle or brother?"

The barbarian merely turned his head and said, " 'Twas my grandmother."

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There was a time a barbarian,grim-faced and scarred,

Crossed the path of this traveling bard,

In clenched fist he held a dismembered head,

When he came closer, I saw it was quite dead.

 

"Hold, good sir," I cried, " I'm not quite certain

Why you would be carrying this most grisly of burdens."

He merely grunted, "You'd think the answer would be plain.

This man right here, one of my mighty kin he had slain."

 

" Oh my!" I exclaimed, " Would you please bother

to tell me who he killed, perhaps it was your father?"

The large man snorted, " Nay, good skald, it was not my sire,

he had already found his glory in a blaze of dragon's fire."

 

"But if it wasn't your father, good Axe Lord,

then was it your brother that was put to the sword?"

The big man chuckled," Though you may be wrong, your question is fair,

but my sibling died trying to grapple with a cave bear."

 

"But surely," I said, " it must then be your uncle,

in a fight over a gem, perhaps a carbuncle?"

The big man shook his head, " Nay, his ending was more drab,

but it taught me what happens when you don't pay your bar tab."

 

He continued on, "The one who died was our foes' terror,

the only one of us worthy of being our clan's Axe Bearer.

With fierce visage and steely thews, boldly going through life

Gained glory and plunder through battle and strife.

 

And so I now carry this one's head, though he be a foreigner,

But on that day he proved himself to be a true warrior.

So I honour him now by returning him to his land."

Then he turned away from me, burden in hand.

 

"But wait!" I cried, " you still did not mention

what the answer was to my original question!

Who was your mighty kin, if not father,uncle or brother?"

The barbarian merely turned his head and said, " 'Twas my grandmother."

LOVE THIS!!

 

You have just inspired me to make it about this story with the basing and mood!

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I think I'll try to do some work on it tonight!

 

Last night I had some d&d prep work to do for our game tomorrow.

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While I admit I enjoy watching Uber get roasted a little, on account of all the times he's said "Are You Done Yet?" in the challenge threads, I think he's been cooked enough.  This WIP is now 6 pages of chatter, and while I don't want to step on anyone's funtimes, whenever he does get around to starting it will mean a backlog to chug through before anyone can get to the posted progress.  Threads last a long time when they go legacy, and if some future person goes looking for a painted example it's going to be a bit of a hassle. 

 

He'll start it when he starts it, and whenever that is I'd suggest he ask Froggy or someone to prune the first few pages a bit to make it easier to search to the good stuff.

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While I admit I enjoy watching Uber get roasted a little, on account of all the times he's said "Are You Done Yet?" in the challenge threads, I think he's been cooked enough. This WIP is now 6 pages of chatter, and while I don't want to step on anyone's funtimes, whenever he does get around to starting it will mean a backlog to chug through before anyone can get to the posted progress. Threads last a long time when they go legacy, and if some future person goes looking for a painted example it's going to be a bit of a hassle.

 

He'll start it when he starts it, and whenever that is I'd suggest he ask Froggy or someone to prune the first few pages a bit to make it easier to search to the good stuff.

Agreed!
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OKAY!

 

Here we go, I've spent about 2 hours assembling this guy as there were a few mold lines and the head didn't want to fit on the neck very well so I had to do a minor bit of surgery on the head cavity where the neck and head meet, then I had to use greenstuff to fill some gaps.

 

This is where he's at right now -

 

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You may ask... "But ub3r, you like axes more than swords!?" I do, but the axe only comes in the left hand and the head also comes in the left hand, I want the head more than the axe, the mood is more to what I want this piece to be...

 

I'm thinking I might scrap my "Necro Tree" build and actually use the Dwarf from that in a vignette with this guy...

 

There's 2 possibilities that I'm mulling over, both deal with elevation:

 

1) Dwarf (54mm scale) on high ground looking back DOWN over his shoulder at this massive very angry human barbarian (72mm scale) who has just killed his friend after they stole something from him...

 

OR

 

2) Dwarf (54mm scale) on low ground, looking back UP over his shoulder at this massive very angry human barbarian (72mm scale) who has just killed his friend after they stole something from him...

 

Here's comparison shots -

 

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I think they actually look pretty good together next to each other even tho they are different scales. The barbarian would just be a dude that is like 7ft tall and the dwarf is a bit on the short side for his race around 3.5 ft tall.

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YESSSSS!!!!!!!!! Looks like the inspiration has gotten your gears going. ::D:

 

Definitely! Thanks again ::D:

 

Any thoughts on using the dwarf with him and who should have the higher ground?

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The dwarf is looking up already which may make him a natural for the "low ground".

 

You might want to show him walking away  with a nice barbarian sized axe ????

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