|Conan by Darick Robertson|
.. and when I say Barbarians, I don't mean Bavarians ( or Canadians! ) dressed up like Barbarians!
This just will not do!
No what I am looking for is more Barbarian sculpts to put together a bit of a diorama. Well, at least that is the thought running around in my head. I haven't done a proper diorama for a very very long time, and honestly most of my pieces are but 1 or maybe 2 figures on a stand. So I thought why not try to build something a little larger eh?
I have already started my collection with some pieces from Figone while at Duke.
|Tarnir from Figone|
|Slainegger from Figone|
Looking further on Figone's site ( just cause I am already there ) I can see some more pieces, but they don't fully work for me in one way or another.
|Kurgan from Black Forest|
|Demon Huntress by Figone|
I also picked up some of the Boris models from Salute at the Heresy booth ( thanks for the chat Andy, even if I did come off as a stalker.. Sorry! ). But again the problem with these models is that they are too static to really fit in such a vicious warband!
|Boris v3 from Heresy Miniatures|
But while looking at Andy's sight, I did see some more active Boris sculpts...
|Super Dynamic Boris from Heresy Miniatures|
|Berserk Big Boris from Heresy Miniatures|
|Deathball Fantasy Football Boris from Heresy Miniatures|
|Orc from Metal Models|
Now I am searching, and writing this post at the same time, and my thoughts are running rampant at the moment with ideas. And the more I see different sizes of pieces, the more I actually want to put them all into a single scene! With the different heights playing for me instead of against me in normal situations. I could see some of the smaller guys running in between the larger pieces as they charge towards the unknown foe that lurks just out of sight.
While looking at other sites ( cause the point of this project is to expand my palette not limit it! ) and looking at places like Enigma I can see some interesting sculpts.. but not sure if they would fit into the scene properly..
|Astharon by Enigma|
There are also a few that I found on the Scale 75 site... which immediately we know are going to be the big buggers out of the bunch...
|Brock from Scale75|
|Barbarian by Scale75|
|The Barbarian by Joek Minis|
Ok.. so I have shown a fair few Barbarian sculpts so far.. and done a bit of early Friday morning searching for them. A scene is forming more and more within my mind on how to play this out.. but now I put it out to you the readers to ask... should I attempt this?
And if I should attempt this.. is there any other barbarian pieces out there that could really fit within this scene to make the warband epic sized!
I would really like to find around 10 pieces that I can put onto a single diorama. Why? Well, again just because I think I can, and would like to try something of this level actually!
So leave me a comment below on what you think of the idea ( which is growing more crazy as you read the post most probably ) and leave me ideas on additional models that could be included into this warband if you see any that fit the criteria!
Cheers and enjoy the weekend!