Monday, 8 July 2013

Sinbad: Cyclops

Probably like most gamers of a certain age, I grew up watching the Sinbad films made using the stop motion monsters by the late, great Ray Harryhausen. The one that really caught my attention was the 7th Voyage of Sinbad complete with the fabulous horned cyclops

When I saw that Crooked Dice had released a 7th Voyage game, this got me thinking of figures. Even though I'm not likely to game with the rules, when I saw an old Ral Partha cyclops up for sale on the Lead Adventure forum I just had to snap him up. Turns out he's no longer made so I'm glad I grabbed him when I did ..


So, after a few days of painting here is the best looking cyclops miniature I've seen. Standing on a new 50mm base and over 60mm tall he's a beast

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Here is a screen grab I found of the original in the film to compare


On other news, I'm still struggling a bit with my health following the appendix operation. I think I've been more in the doctors & hospital the last month then I have the rest of my life :/

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful miniature and a sensational paint job - I love it!

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  2. There was an old Broadsword mini that I still haven't been able to find that was similar. Classic stuff!

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