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There is something about the female's hand that is bothering me. Either a wierd angle, or the hand looks a bit too large. And the shaft of the axe of the male is looking a bit underwhelming, too. It looks like it would snap by the weight of the head if it was to be swung. But other than those two tiny details, these figures look really nice. :)

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Personally, somehow the hand made me think of an annoying red shirt with a straw hat. It may just be the angle, but it's nonetheless entirely the wronk kind of image to put ion my hand in trying to sell me miniatures.

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4 hours ago, Dan d'Lyon said:

Is it just me, or do these remind anyone else of the Ilyad Games barbarians a bit?  And yes, the hand bothers me a little bit too.

 

It's not just you. It's me as well, someone on Beasts of War mentioned it. Someone should tell Scott Hockley (the miniature painter). He loved all those old Ilyad Barbarians.

 

Even if they couldn't even spell Illiad correctly because they wanted to be different on account of being French :p.

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I had all those barbarians once upon a time, but I had to sell when I was out of work for awhile.  *sigh*

 

Anyway, back on topic.  So...I just looked at the campaign and it appears those were the inspiration for these.  Guess I should have looked earlier, but I'm just not interested in 54mm scale.

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Thanks for sharing, backing and the discussion people! ::):

 

To be honest I had the same thought when I first saw the hand. The sculptor said me it was the angle of the picture but we will have to find out when I get a test cast in one or two weeks.

 

And yes, they'd make excellent giants! Hope to convince you more after tomorrow's update! ::P:

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