Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Savage Sword of Conan: First in series

Hey Folks!

I'm really excited about my new series of custom figures of which this is the first. I am working on a series of custom figures based on Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian, specifically inspired by John Buscema's magazine work, but also inspired by other sources such as the work of Frank Frazetta, my own imagination, and my own interpretations of the descriptions taken directly form Howard's writings.
First up is the man himself, Conan the Barbarian. Decked out in his loin clothe, arm band, bucanneer boots and sword taken directly from John Buscema's work on "Savage Sword of Conan" from the 1970's. The recipe is as follows:
Head: MU Punisher
Body: MU Warpath
Hair: Movie Baroness and sculpt
Belt: MU Namor
Sword and sheathe: Cobra Commander

I thoroughly enjoyed this guy and am looking forward to presenting my current wips: Frost Giant, Turanian soldier, Pictish warrior, Vanir warrior, Hyrkanian archer..... and more! Thanks for looking and as always comments are appreciated!


  1. Very impressive: I would love it if Mattel brought out an MU figure just like this.

    Looking forward to the others, especially the Pict and Hyrkanian Archer!

  2. Edit: Wait, HASBRO, not Mattel. Got mixed up there for a moment!

  3. Rock solid! Not sure how I feel about the boxy scabbard though.

  4. Wow, I saw your frost giant cfustom on HissTank and came to your site. Absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing your work. Now if you went and did some customs of characters from the Elric of Melnibone series I'd be pestering you to purchase them.

  5. Incredible work! I've been working on a 1:18 Thundarr the Barbarian series and stumbled on your work while image searching for inspiration. I'm awed by what you are doing. Can't wait for the next entry.