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Conan Painting Tutorial: Part 1

By December 13, 2016December 16th, 2016Boardgames, Videos

You must learn its riddle, Conan. You must learn its discipline.

Daunted by mounds of plastic Conan miniatures? Fear not, the EOG is here to help you wade through the hordes!

As the years go by and time for miniature painting gets harder to come by, I’ve found myself putting aside my usual obsession with perfection and becoming more interested in just getting the damn things painted! So confronted with a few snow drifts worth of plastic miniatures in the new Conan game, I knuckled down and came up with some techniques to really speed the whole process up and get those little painted suckers on the game board where they belong.

The most radical of those techniques is to skip the entire flash and mold line removal step entirely. Crom! you say, how could you do such a thing?! Well, you’d be amazed how unnecessary that level of perfection can be – depending on the quality of the miniature of course. In this case, I saved myself a lot of time and only sacrificed the occasional mold line that I’ll probably never notice in the heat of battle anyway.

It’s all about introducing a little bit of compromise into your painting techniques. I’d be very interested in your own ideas, so feel free to share them in the commments below!


  • The8thPagan says:

    I’ve been doing much of what you said for months. Only trimming the worst of mould lines and filling gaps if required. Hadn’t tried army painter shader, but P3 armour wash been used for a similar effect.

    May try the blue tack and rack for painting multiple next time.

  • The8thPagan says:

    I’m just lazy and not got much spare time 🙂

  • Brent Lloyd says:

    Awesome Video dude. Thanks for posting it. I have been doing this kind of painting for a while now, and I picked up a couple good tips from you. I first started doing the scenario by scenario painting for Sedition Wars. There is a hidden bonus when a future scenario uses much the same pool of minis – and you only have to paint a handful to play it.


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