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rvandusen21 May 2012 7:47 a.m. PST

I'm finally home from a long hospital stay and recovering from surgery. This is giving me ample time to paint. I was happy to receive these while admitted to St. Peters (thanks to my wife for dutifully bringing them to me). I was able to finish them rather quickly. They are 15mm BTW



Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2012 9:07 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting the photos of the Picts. Oddly enough, you do not notice the hair on the heads at the Copplestone Castings website. They look very well painted up.


Parzival21 May 2012 9:28 a.m. PST

Very nice work. Hmm… those things would be quite suitable as "cave trolls" or ogres for 10mm.

SonofThor Inactive Member21 May 2012 9:39 a.m. PST

Nice work! I'm planning on using them for Mighty Armies/Royal Armies of the Hyborian Age. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

rvandusen21 May 2012 10:07 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone. I'm hoping Copplestone release a personalities set for the Picts. An evil shamen would be nice. I also would like to see typical Hyborean fauna like a giant snake, sabre tooth cats, etc.

TheCount Inactive Member21 May 2012 11:18 a.m. PST

Nicely done. And I'll second your wish-list!

Enjoy your recovery, regards, TC.

SonofThor Inactive Member21 May 2012 12:22 p.m. PST

Khurasan and Primeval designs both have 15mm sabretooths. I'd like to see a shaman also although you could use the magic user in their Barbarian heroes. He might work for Zogar Sag from "Beyond The Black River", I believe he was a Stygian magician living amongst the Picts. I would like to see some picts with sheilds and swords though.

SJDonovan21 May 2012 2:53 p.m. PST

That's really nice work, I love the Copplestone range but the Primeval Designs caemen look good too. I think you've done a really good job on them – I'd seen the pictures on the Acheson website and thought they looked okay but your versions look much better.

Captain Cook21 May 2012 4:21 p.m. PST

"Thanks everyone. I'm hoping Copplestone release a personalities set for the Picts. An evil shamen would be nice. I also would like to see typical Hyborean fauna like a giant snake, sabre tooth cats, etc."

Quote from Mark's last news letter

"Next packs for the Picts will include a chararacter pack (wizards, witches and champions), cave trolls and Cthulhoid demons."

rvandusen21 May 2012 4:57 p.m. PST

"Next packs for the Picts will include a chararacter pack (wizards, witches and champions), cave trolls and Cthulhoid demons."

Woo Hoo!

morrigan Inactive Member21 May 2012 5:19 p.m. PST

I thought Howard's Picts in the Conan series were more like Eastern Woodland Indians, with feathers and such. Am I remembering them wrong?

TheCount Inactive Member21 May 2012 7:10 p.m. PST

Morrigan, I believe Mark Copplestone's going for a Bran Mak Morn range rather than Conan, so the Picts are different. And there will be "fantasy" Romans as imperial-type adversaries. Should be pretty cool!

Cheers, TC.

SonofThor Inactive Member22 May 2012 2:28 p.m. PST

The Bran Mak Morn version as well as the Picts from Hyboria are actually the same. I think one reason why people get a Woodland Indian feel is because Beyond The Black River has a western feel to it. That on top of artists conceptions of them.

Here are a few quotes about the Picts from "Beyond the Black River": link

"Turning, he stepped back to the hushes and pulled them apart. Still not certain just what had happened, the wayfarer from the east advanced and stared down into the bushes. A man lay there, a short, dark, thickly-muscled man, naked except for a loin-cloth, a necklace of human teeth and a brass armlet. A short sword was thrust into the girdle of the loin-cloth, and one hand still gripped a heavy black bow. The man had long black hair; that was about all the wayfarer could tell about his head, for his features were a mask of blood and brains. His skull had been split to the teeth."

"The Picts were a white race, though swarthy, but the border men never spoke of them as such."

"Memory and understanding came in a rush. He was bound upright to a post in an open space, ringed by fierce and terrible figures. Beyond that ring fires burned, tended by naked, dark-skinned women. Beyond the fires he saw huts of mud and wattle, thatched with brush. Beyond the huts there was a stockade with a broad gate. But he saw these things only incidentally. Even the cryptic dark women with their curious coiffures were noted by him only absently. His full attention was fixed in awful fascination on the men who stood glaring at him."

"Short men, broad-shouldered, deep-chested, lean-hipped, they were naked except for scanty loin-clouts. The firelight brought out the play of their swelling muscles in bold relief. Their dark faces were immobile, but their narrow eyes glittered with the fire that burns in the eyes of a stalking tiger. Their tangled manes were bound back with bands of copper. Swords and axes were in their hands. Crude bandages banded the limbs of some, and smears of blood were dried on their dark skins. There had been fighting, recent and deadly."

"Then he noticed that there was a difference in the barbaric tribal designs painted on their faces and breasts."

"Hyboria was just the present Earth prior to the cataclysm that sank Atlantis. Kind of a Mu or Pangea. The Pictish race who fought the Romans in R.E.H.'s Bran Mak Morn were still the same descendants thousands of years later."

SonofThor Inactive Member23 May 2012 8:21 a.m. PST

Sorry, Hyboria was right after Atlantis sank.

deflatermouse23 May 2012 11:06 p.m. PST

What?? No comment yet from CC??

joshuaslater03 Jul 2012 12:46 p.m. PST

Now I just need a comparison shot of one of these guys next to a 28mm model!!

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