My first time buying a Lizardmen army was by accident, really. Like many kids, I walked passed a local Games Workshop and was drawn to the fantastical creatures. The starter box at the time, late 1996 or early 1997, was Lizardmen versus Bretonnia, with 88 miniatures divided between the two. They're still in my collection, as well painted as any 9 year old would at the time, especially with the starter citadel colors. As things evolved, I got out of Warhammer and back into it, always trying to follow the "canon" colors. When the Lizardmen went from green to blue, I followed, bought some new sets in the early nillies, but stopped painting and playing after realizing how difficult of a game it had become. So it was with great interest that I got drawn back into the game, thanks to Age of Sigmar. An occasionally well functioning adult now, I went on a shopping spree and dove back into painting. Liberated by the freedom AoS gave me, I didn't want to go with the standard blue or green, nor try something with any bright colors. I went with a solemn desert theme. See it as a metaphor; just like my passion for Warhammer, these Lizards have been hiding in deep desert. I imagine even the Old World Slann didn't remember these Lizards existed near Araby, until the End Times. They fought, but were wiped out, just like the rest of the world's inhabitants. Still, every time the Seraphon now go to battle in desolated areas, the Lizardmen of the desert constellations are the first ones to be summoned into this world. The painting scheme will feature a lot of Ushabti Bone, Tallard Sand, Balor Brown, Bestial Brown, Dryad Bark, Seraphim Sepia and Agrax Earthshade. I finished a couple of units, and I would like to share them in these thread with you guys, to see what you think of them. This guy served as inspiration for my painting scheme. First time assembling one of those, what an annoying motherfucker he was. Attempting some base conversion. Want to give this one a strong desert theme, but not go too far. After trying this on some Saurus warriors, I went for a cork base, a piece of cinnamon from pot-pourri (not kidding), some old Saurus shields and sand. Primed black, washed with Bestial Brown (Mournfang Brown now, I think), Tallarn Sand and Ushanti Bone drybrush. This is the finished base. Added some more grass (no Mordheim tuft) to make it look not too bare boned. The stegadon, sans howdah. Frontal shot. Went a bit overboard with the Ushanti bone, perhaps, but I wanted the howdah to have a throne of bones for my Skink priest to stand on. The most color I allowed was the Xereus Purple for the shields, one of the few. Balthasar Gold base and Hashut Copper layer for the Engine, drybrushed finish with Auric Gold. Side shot. Rakarth Flesh with an Agrax wash for the cloth (might be a tad zoomed out for that) on the howdah. Comforting shot from the back. Either the Stegadon has ran past you and not through you, or you're an ally safely hiding. This is the view from the back. The tail is the whitest it gets, to accentuate the bony structure of it.