As a bit of a fiddler with Green Stuff and Milliput I wanted to come up with something a bit different for a Seraphon army. Digging back into very old memories - and very old and to be honest not very good early '80s minis - I decided to go with a Gloranthan Dragonewt theme. The similarity of Skinks and Saurus warriors to Crested and Beaked Dragonewts is uncanny, although obviously the modern minis are vastly better. The bit that had be stuck for a while was that Dragonewts are supposed to ride Demi-Birds rather than Cold Ones. Sadly demi-birds always did look kooky and odd so I decided to re-imagine them with the modern knowledge that carnosaurs were mostly feathered and semi-bird-like anyway. Anyway enough preamble, here are some photos of my first test model. There is a tricky balance being attempted here between being distinctive and remaining WYSIWYG and clearly identifiable for opponents. Comments on whether I have that balance right are very welcome. It is not finished, some of the detail work will need an ultra-fine sharpie pen which I do not have to hand and a decent fine brush as mine is too old to be doing eyes (or similar) any more.