Conan the Barbarian
Page created April 23, 2014.
I was commissioned to paint-up these 2 wonderful sculpts from a fella out in California.
He also asked if I could make Conan and the girl look battle worn, adding scars and some
open wounds, with blood. I also added additional blood on the sword.
Each piece stands some 16 inches in overall height, making these 2 pieces some of the
largest full figure pieces I've ever worked on. The castings were clean and the joinery spot
on. I'm always grateful when a commission comes along that's out of the territory I'm used
to working on.
My skills lie in brush and paint. I choose not to work in air brush, only using spray for the
primer and an overall base coat. I paint with Testors oil base paints and finish each piece
with an overall dull coat varnish and gloss varnish in selected area's that should look wet.
I also built a wooden base to display both pieces. (Pictures to come).
Conan's rage over the death of the girl.
Detail of base without Conan.
the mad monster maker