My old thread has become a bit crowded and feels a little outdated, so I thought I'd make a new one focusing on the new releases. I'm so slow - I've so far only painted two characters and assembled a Troglodon. The first is my new favourite Warhammer model - the new Skink Priest. I mixed a bit of medium into every single colour and was so impressed with the smooth blends and matte finish that I have taken to doing this with all character models since. I love the mango coloured feathers on the 'Eavy Metal models, but I've never been able to bring myself to copy a paint scheme for some reason. I decided to invert it a bit by making the Skink bright and exotic and the feathers more natural. His name is Pocoyotl Tik'Tik. I don't like the model's staff though, which is great because it means I get to convert it each time (yes I already bought two). This one's staff top is made from a Savage Orc weapon. These pictures don't show it, but there is a square hole that goes all the way through, breaking the straight line of the shaft. This next one is going to get some really divided opinions I think. A bold idea and even bolder paintjob teetering on the thin line between cleverness and madness; Yeah, I'm talking about that headdress (courtesy of Karl Franz). For the record, I like it but it makes me feel guilty somehow. His name is Tzu-Karr. He is my Battle Standard Bearer of course. I have no ambivalent feelings on the Saurus himself. I love the way those scales turned out. The idea is that the skin between is more reflective than the scales themselves, so I exaggerated the highlighting there. That shield is the test scheme for my Troglodon and is based on the Dilophosaurus from Jurassic Park (my all time favourite dinosaur). Stay tuned for impending Terradons! (Or the Troglodon if I can summon up the fortitude).