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Kull of My Office

In my continuing efforts to collect and showcase my influences, I have added another statue to my office shelf. There is a statue/diorama that I want, Conan: The Prize by Sideshow Collectibles. It came out in 2010 with a SRP of $290, but you can't get it for that anymore and I haven't seen it anywhere for less than $900. There are couple on eBay right now, the cheaper of the two is asking $1,400 and the other is $200 more than that. I'm not willing to pay that kind of money for the Cimmerian. It's a very cool statue, but, NO. So, I've gone with another Robert E Howard character to fill the role of representing Sword & Sorcery on my shelf. The Atlantean, Kull, who is actually the precursor to the Conan stories; A kind of Conan prototype, if you will. [caption id="attachment_184" align="aligncenter" width="234"] Kull of Atlantis by Mark Schultz[/caption] You're probably thinking, shouldn't Kull look a little more like this...

Kull of My Office

In my continuing efforts to collect and showcase my influences, I have added another statue to my office shelf. There is a statue/diorama that I want, Conan: The Prize by Sideshow Collectibles. It came out in 2010 with a SRP of $290, but you can't get it for that anymore and I haven't seen it anywhere for less than $900. There are couple on eBay right now, the cheaper of the two is asking $1,400 and the other is $200 more than that. I'm not willing to pay that kind of money for the Cimmerian. It's a very cool statue, but, NO. So, I've gone with another Robert E Howard character to fill the role of representing Sword & Sorcery on my shelf. The Atlantean, Kull, who is actually the precursor to the Conan stories; A kind of Conan prototype, if you will. Kull of Atlantis by Mark Schultz You're probably thinking, shouldn't Kull look a little more like this... because I won't play conan He should not. Word on the internet is that, Kull the Conqueror, was su

Eye Issue

My left eye is what too much stress and not enough sleep look like. I'm not worried about that, but what is going on with my right eye. That looks wrong.

Eye Issue

My left eye is what too much stress and not enough sleep look like. I'm not worried about that, but what is going on with my right eye. That looks wrong.

Sword in the Stone

I picked up this sword and shield from wish.com. The shield looked larger in their pictures, but it's not in scale with the sword at all. I thought they were cool looking and for $3, I figured what the hell. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I like swords and I like lions. I thought maybe I'd stick them on the wall with the sword behind the shield or some such... I realized that wasn't going to happen when they arrived. So instead I carved a rock out of rigid pink foam and painted it up. Then I inset the tiny shield into the stone and hot glued it in place. I think the results look pretty good. [caption id="attachment_8985" align="aligncenter" width="183"] foam boulder[/caption] The sword comes out of the stone. It's very Arthurian in that regard, only there's no throne of Britannia to be had. And it looks pretty good on the shelf next to my map of the Skorr. [caption id="attachment_8986" align="alignce

Sword in the Stone

I picked up this sword and shield from wish.com. The shield looked larger in their pictures, but it's not in scale with the sword at all. I thought they were cool looking and for $3, I figured what the hell. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but I like swords and I like lions. I thought maybe I'd stick them on the wall with the sword behind the shield or some such... I realized that wasn't going to happen when they arrived. So instead I carved a rock out of rigid pink foam and painted it up. Then I inset the tiny shield into the stone and hot glued it in place. I think the results look pretty good. foam boulder The sword comes out of the stone. It's very Arthurian in that regard, only there's no throne of Britannia to be had. And it looks pretty good on the shelf next to my map of the Skorr. Robert E. Howard's Valeria from the Conan story, Red Nails