Friday, 4 February 2011

Khurasan Eldritch Horror Minis


The secret is out! For those wondering why I haven't painted anything recently, it's not just that I got over-absorbed in Gut Check rules, it was that I had to paint these guys for Khurasan and not say anything about it.

These cultists and Octopus god are amazing figures. The cultists have separate heads so are perfect for conversions. They are beautifully sculpted and take paint very well.  Painting the Octopus God got me thinking about Cthullu and I was looking at maybe getting a few 28mm figures.. Then I saw Jon's plans for the rest of the range and thought no way.. 15mm will be just fine thanks.


I was keen on the Strange Aeons rules as they are fast playing, have an excellent campaign system and are for very small groups of models.. The only thing putting me off was the price (with shipping to the UK) is very steep. If only there was a PDF version or UK distributor. :(

Anyway, enjoy the photos and pick up some of the minis if you can.. The best way to expand this range is to buy packs!

15 comments:

  1. Holy HP, Batman! These guys look fantastic, they're going on the wish list for sure.

    We've played a good deal of Strange Aeons in the past, I heartily recommend it.

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  2. Very nice work on very nice minis. The cultists could be a nifty alien faction for some 'normal' 15mm SF games too.

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  3. So...where can I find them? I don't see them on the Khurasan site yet :-)

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  4. Your painting is great on theses...hell everything you do looks Super-sexy.
    :)
    "I'm Spacejacker...and I can Paint!"

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  5. wow, great minis and really well painted!

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  6. I wonder how well they may suit to Octopod Aliens from http://15mm.co.uk./Octopod_Aliens.htm

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  7. I was thinking exactly the same thing, Umpapa.

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  8. Wow, another range I'm going to have to pick up. 15mm sci fi is really coming out with some irresistible stuff and Khurusan seems to be at the top of my want-list pretty consistently.

    I like 15mm sci fi with a touch of pulp so these are going to fit into the fluff setting I'm developing perfectly.

    Very nice paint jobs too! Bold & effective: I can't think of anything that would suit them better, so I'll probably use your scheme for mine too! :)

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  9. Thanks people, they were all very easy to paint, even the octo god. If you get some you won't be disapointed.

    Umpapa: While I really like my octopods, the Khurasan models are sculpted to a much higher standard and I don't think they mix particularly well.
    I did just order some hooded cultists from 15mm.co.uk to use as more human members of the same force. I might stick some spare Khurasan heads on them though, as they are too good to waste.

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  10. Thank You Spacejacker for sincere answer. And as always brilliant painting.

    Still I will try to paint them similarilly to Octopods. Keeping separate squads should be enough, I hope...

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  11. Those are some sweet looking minis and paint jobs! Need to get me some when they are available.

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  12. I will definitely be picking up some of them - and I must say you did a terrific job on that Octopus God!

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  13. Cheers dis, funny thing is that model is very easy to paint. Base coat, wash, one round of highlights for most of it. Bit more work on the face and wings, but all done in an evening. :)

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  14. Aha! There they are... Thanks much for the comment on my version of these guys.

    I didn't realize you did the house paint jobs for Khurasan. These would work well either as high fantasy (Illithids?) or as modern/sci-fi Lovecraftian. I specifically tried avoid making my paint job too similar to these ones, hence the muted brown and black cloaks. It really gave mine a different tone, too - very grungy.

    I notice that you gave them all two eyes... I thought the un-cloaked head had four, for some reason... Too much Warpstone, perhaps.

    - NSA

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  15. I thought they had multiple eyes too, but Jon wanted them done with 2 apiece, so I had to actually paint the two center ones "closed" again aftermy first try. I prefer the multi-eyes myself.. It's weirder!

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