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Gallery Dread Saurian

Discussion in 'Itza Gallery of Fine Arts' started by Scalenex, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Killer Angel
    Slann

    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Oh my.... that's awesome!
    And with 3 DSs, you would be our second member with 3 of such imposing monsters!
     
  2. Bigb
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    I love that dread. And that colour scheme wow
     
  3. Oh_Man
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    Dread Saurian
    Wasn't a big fan of this model, but had to have it as the centrepiece for my Lizardmen collection. The flesh on his neck is reminiscent of a rooster's wattle... hardly a fearsome creature. And I don't like the bone spikes along his back either, there's just something about them. Maybe they're too realistic looking or something.

    Maybe it's the fact that there are no Lizardmen actually present on this model, unlike the Stegadons, Bastiladons and Carnosaurs/Troglodons, which makes this model further stand out from the rest of the roster. Though of course ones can be kitbashed on, and I've seen some good ones of that already.

    And of course, the sheer size of this monstrosity. Is it even legal to call it a "miniature" at this point? :nailbiting: I wish we could get a centerpiece model more like Alarielle the Everqueen, Archaon Everchosen, etc. One day... :argh:

    It never occurred to me that this beast walked on all fours until they were released in the Total War Warhammer 2 DLC. I always assumed they would walk like Carnosaurs and this model was just posed with one arm resting on the ground!

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    Of all the reptilian nightmares that inhabit the jungle shrouded continent of Lustria, Dread Saurians are one of the most feared; an echo of ancient days when huge beasts such as they did battle with the forefathers of the dragons for supremacy. The spiked fins on a Dread Saurian's back brush the top of the jungle canopy as they move, the massive beasts constantly searching for prey to satisfy their unending hunger. Once found, their gigantic, snapping crocodilian jaws can tear apart an adult Stegadon in a welter of blood, the Dread Saurians thrashing and shredding their prey until the jungle around them is coated in red.

    Immense creatures, larger than the towering Carnosaur, Dread Saurians are few in number and sacred to the Lizardmen, and the fury of each that prowls the foetid jungles is moderated only by the arcane power of the ceremonial armour that bedecks them. Without this precaution even the power of the Slann could not hold their hunger in check.

    The trumpeting calls of the Dread Saurians echo through the mosaic-tiled plazas of Lizardmen cities as well as Lustria's deep jungles, the sound summoning their Saurian inhabitants to worship. Retained in certain cities' mountainous temples, these beasts are kept as living shrines to the Old Ones, symbols of their lost glory.

    Armoured in beaten gold inscribed with prayer and prophecy, the Dread Saurians are kept in lavishly decorated lairs as rich as any king's throne room, but under this finery are layers of old blood and shattered bones, the remains of those fed to them by the Skink Priests, torn apart as living sacrifices to the Old Ones. These ceremonial titans bear the most precious relics from the ancient days, items of power left behind by the Old Ones, and the power of these artefacts makes them all but indestructible on the battlefield as they charge forth wreathed in flame or with skin as hard as stone.

    When the winds of magic rise and a great storm draws close, the Slann Mage-priests will stir and chant the ancient rituals of binding, shackling the captives Dread Saurians to their will, while their legendary might is coveted by the sorcerers and wizards of the younger races. Let loose upon the battlefield these reptilian monstrosities wreak terrible havoc upon the foe with both their fang-lined jaws and the divine blessing of the Old Ones.

     
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  4. Captaniser
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    Did you actually model the, you know, on it?
     
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  5. Oh_Man
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    Lol, no. :p
     
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  6. DeathBringer125
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    At long last, I will finally be posting pics of my dread here!
     
  7. Killer Angel
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    What did you use for the base? Plywood?
     
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  8. DeathBringer125
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    Nope ordered a base off eBay and used plaster strips to shape it up.
     
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  9. Delta_Chameleon
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    Here is my attempt at a Dread Saurian conversion. I started with a T-Rex I purchased at a local museum. Then I built up from there with armor pieces, leather straps/ropes, skinks and a base that is the official DS base size.

    This is my first time posting anything painted, and AF89C344-0558-4180-8D46-A5C93B6314F4.jpeg E3B5DE40-718B-4C0D-8D02-91B41E67067F.jpeg A235F92E-134B-433C-A9D9-562CDD39E774.jpeg 7CF24CFC-C7C5-401E-BC0B-F91E3BB3B988.jpeg 272E4E53-5FBB-4638-BDE6-8BD2D13A965E.jpeg AADD2141-3164-4986-A59F-8A5914705954.jpeg E34C05A3-1527-4F4E-8ADE-C1BE606FD53A.jpeg 23AB42F1-2BA0-4561-9D08-6FB70A555877.jpeg i know I still have a lot to learn, so I am all ears for new techniques and advice.

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  10. Warden
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    Wow well done! Really characterful model!
     
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  11. Chicken Lips
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    This is the big guy I use as my Dread Saurian. He's a Reaper Bones 4 "mini". I started to adorn him with some L-man bling, but my daughters pointed out that all he needed was some lipstick to complete the full female transition. So...no bling.

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  12. Killer Angel
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    That's pretty good. Haven't you considered some golden trinklets?
     
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  13. Warden
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    Excellent! :cool:
     
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    That is a mount worth of Kroq.Gar! :woot:
     
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  16. Lizards of Renown
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    Jesus...

    These painting and basing jobs are awesome...

    I need to get back to my painting :(
     
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  17. kroxh
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    Thank man. Up in the sadel agen
     
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  18. Sauros
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    Love the idea to make the dread saurian a mount for Kroq'gar, your army seems to be mainly grey (or at least drab), will this be some units more colorfuls ? (Not to say this will be good, just asking)

    Can we hope for a global picture of the complete army on the future ? As all of your units are looking so great I cannot wait to see them all !
     
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  19. kroxh
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    My soldiers are mor colorful. My dinosaurs are more one colors. I want them to be more animal then something that you can find in a cartoon comicks from the 80s
    .most large predators how arent venomes arent so colorful. Becors they dont need to be
     
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  20. kroxh
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    When i hawe repainted ewrything. Pics Will be upploaded... but it will be meny pics. I have lots of lizards
     
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