Friday, November 16, 2012

'Hēl' - Wolfen Grave Guardian from Confrontation Miniatures


I know, I know, this one's a little out of left field.

I picked up this figure when we were visiting Paris quite a few years ago - back when the Confrontation range of miniatures was fresh out of the gates and turning heads with their groundbreaking sculpts. I really like the dynamic pose of this guy (and ever since I was a kid I've had a soft spot for werewolves as they typically scare the bejeezus out of me). 


A while back I played in a friend's RPG campaign and I made up a character just so I could use this figure. His name was 'Hēl' and I remember he was pretty bad ass (until he met a rather unpleasant and sticky end). 



As reality often reflects fiction, he was smashed to smithereens in a recent house relocation by our movers, and at the time I just couldn't face trying to repair him. Nonetheless, time truly heals all as I came across him just the other week, the muse hit, and so here he is, reconstituted in all his weird snaggletooth glory. (I have to apologize as I neglected to take some before-and-after pics to show his reanimation.)


Back to some Napoleonics in a few days...

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    1. Thanks Tim! I still really like many of the Confrontation sculpts. Some would argue that they've been eclipsed by some of the newer manufacturers but I think they still have some really cool stuff.

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  2. That gives me warm nostalgic glow. Conf was my first post-GW game. I've still got stacks of Orcs, Drunes and random other minisI picked up because they were cool sculpts.

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    1. I have some others squirrelled away as well - I'm going to have to do some excavation to see what I have.

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  3. Very nice and flowing sculpt, with a great paint job. Glad you could bring yourself to repair it and shame no before and after shots. Maybe when you move again? ;-)

    Ian

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  4. Wonderful job Curt! I too am partial to our lycanthropic brethren and will probably be getting the boxed set for EotD some shortly-ish...

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    1. Very cool. I look forward to seeing those.

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  5. Really wonderful, Curt. I also have this model (because I love Confrontation´s miniatures), with many others of this range.

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    1. Thanks Juan. Somehow I'm not surprised that you'd have some of the Confrontation range. You'll have to put some up on your blog!

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  6. That's some mighty fine painting you have done there Curt!

    Christopher

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    1. Cheers mate! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your FIW stuff. I think I may give it a go if I can find a good skirmish set of rules.

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  7. Oh my goodness, that is seriously well done; great job Curt.

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    1. Thanks very much Michael! Its a little out of my comfort zone but I still like doing these from time to time.

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  8. Fantastic painting Curt - lovely job on the flesh, particularly the tattoo.

    btw - you are one of my 5 "Liebster Blog Award" nominees :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, that is very kind of you - I'm honoured that you considered my blog for nomination.

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  9. Wow dude - looks flawless. That mini is now officially a hard core veteran model...

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    1. Yup, and he'd be the first to get with a S10 AP1 weapon...

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