Sunday, 14 September 2014

Talisman Prophetess from 1985




8 comments:

  1. Looking great Marcus, lovely bright colours as usual. I would also say great colour choices but then you can't go so wrong following the illustrations. You should post up some pictures of your Talisman figures in action on the board.

    I'm afraid my prophetess is based on a 20mm square and does duty casting spells for my Bretonnian Baron. Hex bases are not so good for warhammer.

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    1. Thank you very much Erny. I've still got a couple more models to paint to have a Talisman game using all painted miniatures but I will definitely post a picture of them all in action.

      I thought about putting the Minstrel and Prophetess on 20mm square bases but in the end I just liked the idea of the hex bases. I'm not actually sure why 2nd edition Talisman models seem to always be based on hex bases though. I assume it's because they originally came with the models.

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  2. Hexagonal bases are reallt the 'ultimate' base for looks, but as Erny said, using them makes it difficult to field the model in a fantasy game. Another bright and exciting model, but have you considered doing a little free hand symbol painting on that yellow collar in line with the artwork?

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    1. Thank you. I had thought about outlining the cast on detail on the collar with a much darker shade colour, it certainly would have added more interest to the model.

      I haven't tried any free hand painting on a model before, but if the right wizard turns up I'm going to attempt to paint a night sky (or some stars, anyway) on his robe.

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  3. Erny is right - the colours are really vibrant - she'll look great on the Talisman game board. I'm also working on old Talisman miniatures right now... I started painting only those miniatures I'd need to run the 4th edition game, but my obsessive nature is getting away with me, and now I'm trying to paint all the oddball minis from the expansions (Zulu? Witchdoctor? Sure, why not!). Tonight I just finished the Centaur.

    I've a question for you or for Erny. I just saw on ebay a "variant" of the Prophetess (item #121247839218) - she's the same except that she lacks the yellow ribbons wrapped around her dress. I can't find any info about this variant online -- do you know if this is a legit variant, or just some sort of homemade conversion?

    Anyway, beautiful job on this mini -- she really pops!

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    1. Thank you very much. All the 2nd edition Talisman models have a lot of charm about them and I hope to paint a lot more in the future.

      I've never seen a version of the Prophetess without the ribbons, but I know very little about the Talisman models apart from what they look like on their character cards. If anyone knows it would be Steve: http://www.eldritchepistles.blogspot.co.uk/.

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  4. Thanks for the tip! I've sent Steve a message.

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