“And that is what grieves me the most! You killed my snake.”

Conan and his fellows sneaking into Thulsa Dooms temple and suddenly finding temselves in a battle with a giant snake, is one of the many iconic scenes of “Conan the Barbarian”. I don’t know if the battle looked good back then, but I find it rather trashy – still, I love that scene.

When I started looking for miniatures from the movie, I knew that I needed the snake. Should I go for a toy snake just to have something in the right size? After a while I found this nice giant snake by Reaper. It may not be as huge as in the movie, but it is bigger than expected and fits perfectly to the other, human sized minis. Unfortunately it had some horrible mold lines right over the body, which made cleaning and trying not to destroy the snake skin a real pain. I then tried to imitate the pattern from the movie and found the miniature turning into a lovely piece for the collectors heart.

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