“To crush your enemies…”

“Conan, what is best in life?”
“To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!”

Arnie was one of my childhood heroes, although I saw his best movies not before I was maybe 15 or 16 years old. First I was not interested in Conan at all, I wanted to see Terminator, Predator and all of his Action movies. But when I finally watched it, it kicked me and never let me go. It goes without saying, I would paint at least one Conan miniature.

Conan is from Elladan and sculpted by Andy Peters. I believe, Andy read one of Arnies books about Bodybuilding before sculpting this – the muscle tone is just amazing, not to speak of the excellent face, which really caches Arnies characteristic look. It was a pure joy to paint that figure and it gave me the opportunity to exercise my skills on skin. I’m absolutely happy with the result.

I had that miniature for quite a while, but started recently to read Schwarzeneggers biography. As Conan is such an important piece in his career he writes a lot about it and shares some fun insights from the set. If you’re interested in the man, his career or alone in his movies, I can definitely recommend the book.

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