Saturday, December 16, 2017

Krakon Games - Conand, Master of Tor Innis

What's this? It's been a while since the one-eyed fellows have stopped into the Mumblings. I have a few on the painting table at the moment, this being the first fellow I've completed. It's nice to be adding a few new models to the army.

This is Conand, a Fomorian from Krakon Games' latest kickstarter, Creatures of the Night: Wrath of Cichol. Ross was kind enough to send me an early copy of Conand to paint, knowing my deep interest in cyclopean bog dwellers. Conand is only one of a range of Celtic-inspired monsters that Krakon plan on releasing off the back of this and subsequent kickstarters. You can check Krakon out here.

He's a multi-part resin model with separate arms and tail. I based him on a 40mm square scenic base as he is of the larger variety of... Fomorians. It felt  little odd using a square base I must admit, but all my fimir are based on squares, so that's that.

He was great fun to paint. I gave Conand my standard fimir colour scheme, adding a little freehand in the form of tattoos and embroidery on the hem of his kilt to match my existing characters. He doesn't have too much intricate detail either, though getting in under his tail took a little bendy brushwork. I gave him a leather shirt and greaves as he looks like he likes to get in there and use that dagger.

I adjusted my skin recipe slightly, adding a little more elf flesh to the highest highlights before glazing with sepia. I'm down to the dregs in my pot of Gryphonne Sepia, so I'll have to upgrade to the new wash shortly.

Now, I'll be using Conand as a dirach in my Fir Domhan army. His story is thus:

Dirach - Fedelmid
Fedelmid is a stoic young dirach. He serves Solkan, the God of Law, with utmost devotion. He is a Brithem, or judge, and is the supreme arbitrator of the law among the Fir Domhan, bar Morgayne herself. It is Fedelmid's duty to enact the will of Solkan without fear or favour, and he has been gifted with absolute impartiality by his patron. 

Morgayne also employs Fedelmid as an assassin of some skill. His magical powers allow him to pass unheard and unseen, no small feat for a dirach of the Fianna. His skills with a blade mean no enemy of the fimir is safe once they have been condemned by the council and thereby by Solkan himself. There have been many and more slights to the Fir Domhan settled through the judicious use of Fedelmid's sacrificial dagger.


  1. Sublime! Lovely, saturated colours combined with the little elegant details like the tattoos. Is the texture on his tail sculpted or painted? The mottling looks great.

    Love the water effects on the base too :)

    1. Thanks Axiom! It's nice working on these guys again. The texture on the tail is painted. I added the mottling to give the otherwise quite smooth tail a bit of visual flavour.

      The base is part of an diminishing stack of Microart Studios resin bases I have. I think they are OOP now in fact.

  2. Jeez, that guy's good.
    The comment about square bases mad eme smile, I would feel odd as well if I were to use one now. ^^

    1. Thanks JB. After a couple of years of round basing it, it feels super oldschool. I feel the urge to crack open 3rd edition Warhammer all of the sudden.

  3. I find it difficult to gauge the size of a Fomorian miniature, seeing as they come in such a variety of builds, heights and widths.

    Nice painting. The silky blue looks quite clean and luxurious for a guy that lives in a bog :)

    You are right to put this guy on a square base to match the rest of the force, but I can't help but think that he would look nicer on a circle. But that information is about as much use as a Disprin canoe.

    Have you decided on what AoS list you will field these guys under?

    1. He's a little taller than the old Citadel fimir, about 40mm or so.

      The high ranking fimir get the good threads. They're a brown enough bunch, so I held off on dirtifying the kilt overmuch. As to the base, whaddayagunnado? As you know I considered starting a round based warband, but twas the road to madness.

      The larger fimir and heroes will be fimirach warriors and nobles, and for the rest I'm leaning toward beastmen.


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