Cain and Abel Duel finished

by Roman aka jar

"Abel and Cain


Race of Abel! eat, sleep, drink.
God smiles on those that he prefers.
Race of Cain!in swamps that stink,
Crawl, and die the death of curs.
Race of Abel! your crops sprout,
And your flocks are safe and sound.
Race of Cain! your guts howl out
In hunger, like an ancient hound.
Race of Abel! warm your guts
At the patriarchal fire.
Race of Cain! in caves and huts
Shiver like jackals in the mire.
Race of Abel! Pullulate :
Your gold too procreates its kind.
Race of Cain! Hearts hot with hate,
Leave all such appetites behind.
Race of Abel! grow and graze,
Like woodlice that on timbers prey.
Race of Cain! along rough ways
Lead forth your family at bay.


Ah! Race of Abel! your fat carrion
Will well manure the soil it presses.
Race of Cain! One task to carry on
Remains for you, a task that presses.
Race of Abel! Shame is nigh.
The coulter's beaten by the sword.
Race of Cain, climb up the sky,
And to the earth hurl down the Lord."

— Roy Campbell, Poems of Baudelaire (New York: Pantheon Books, 1952)



Cain and Abel, a duel which really has something into it from the depth of my heart these days. It shows the fight against my own inner bad guy - reasons won't be told because this goes way to deep and personal ;)

I have used 2 Red Box Games Miniatures, Bolverk the Bold and Conrad the Crazed for this epic duel. A pleasure to work with again and again - thanks to the Sculptor Tre' for making such cool models and help my ideas and visions get manifested. Who is who should be up to your own imagination. Sorry for the picture being so big in its seize - please be patient:

Kain and Abel

For information about the Duel check out "Kong's WIP Thoughts Oct01 ~ 02"... i hope you like it - it is also up to CMON if you want to vote or drop a line there - would make me very happy and happy is good:

Kain and Abel on CMON

This one is a gift for a friend from Italy - because in Paint we trust - i have planned to visit and finally meet him this year, but i wasn't able - so this is for you my friend MXP, you'll get it when we meet because shipping is not an option. I am so much looking forward and i hope the gods may be with us in the future. So far it stays in my cabinet :) 

Happy painting all around the globe!


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