Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Jakrit the Half-Breed - Pan Tangian Archer

The sorcerers of Pan Tang are known to plunder hidden depths of forbidden knowledge. One particularly vile school of lore are the experiments which cross-breed humans with demons. Jakrit is an example of the less-extreme results of these experiments. He is heavily built and hunched, with a large head and protruding eyes. He is fortunate however, in being able to pass as human...
 
 

Jakrit is my last addition to the Pan Tang Frostgrave warband I'm taking over to Ireland next month. He is a slightly modified Citadel AD&D Hobgoblin archer, with the addition of a beard and taller hat.

A modicum of greenstuff

Although the Hobgoblins are more Mongolian than middle-eastern, I think he works out OK, as there are some common elements (scale armour, fur). I painted his spotty shirt as another nod to fabrics shown in early Persian paintings.

As soon as I get chance, I'll take some nice scenic shots of the full warband, but for now you'll have to make do with these hasty assemblages!



12 comments:

  1. Nice job mate - high five on the unusual model choice! What a cool and unique warband! Love it :-)

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    1. I've been forced to think long and hard about model selection for this warband - I'm really glad you think they've come together OK :)

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  2. Love the background and model, it adds a bit of magic in this group I like a lot. Colours and painting still at the top.

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    1. The background was informed by the model, which is a nice way of doing things I think. I wanted to justify why he looks slightly...odd...and breeding with demons seems like a perfectly sensible idea ;)

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  3. I'm really enjoying each new addition to this project. Such a cool warband.

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    1. Thanks mate :) Really glad you like them. I'm being encouraged to expand them...a full army would be a sight to see wouldn't it?!

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  4. Pan Tang style is a great idea, That's something we don't see too often!

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    1. Thanks Nico! The Pan Tang are so elusive, I could only find a handful of other painted examples online. I guess that proves they weren't very popular at the time :(

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  5. Always nice to see an update of these guys pop up Jon. I'm loving those sleeves!

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    1. Glad you like the sleeves. They were a late addition, but I think they could work on Bratts too ;)

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    2. You may have a very good point there. ;)

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  6. Top notch stuff - your composition as always is exquisite.

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