Discussion in 'Itza Gallery of Fine Arts' started by The Red Devil, Aug 24, 2013.
FINISHED MY FIRST REGULAR TERRADON
Hope you like it!
Wow, I love that terradon.
Colour change on the wings, from burgundy to green to gold (nail polish)
Some terradon pics atop my jungle temple:
Nice job on the wings, they look quite shiny!
That terradon is perfect. Are you sure you didn't just go out and take a photograph of one in the wild?
Thanks man, it's the glaze with a colder green that helps sell the realism. Tonal variation is key to paint living things
Greetings all here are my three Terradon Riders led by the legendary Tiktaq'to:
The cagey but death-defying Skink Chief known as Tiktaq’to has proven himself peerless when it comes to aerial combat and leading bold hit-and-run attacks from the sky, leading his squadron from atop his Terradon, Zwup; a keen sense of when and where to strike has led TikiTaq’to to countless victories against forces many times greater than his own. Those among his foes who know his reputation attempt to shoot his force out of the air as soon as they come within range – a feat easier said than done, since the Master of Skies leads his formations in such breath-taking aerial manoeuvres that they can evade clouds of arrows and emerge unscathed to deliver their own lethal attacks.
Terradons are large flying reptiles that have haunted the skies above Lustria since time immemorial. They are dangerous predators with sharp talons and pointed beaks that are filled with needle-like teeth. Many creatures fear to see the ominous shadow of their wide wingspan or to hear the shrill and piercing cries of their hunting packs. Skinks have mastered the art of riding Terradons by capturing their hatchlings at a young enough age that the beasts bond with their future riders - no easy matter considering the height and precariousness of Terradon lairs. There is a great demand for Terradon Riders as messengers and scouts, and they are exceptionally useful in battle. There, they streak ahead of the main Lizardmen force, the Skinks clinging to the flying reptiles' backs, launching poison-tipped javelins or slinging deadly fireleech bolas. Veteran riders, known as Sky Leaders, know to harass larger units, whittling them down to size before flying into combat to finish them off.
Coming back from a 10 year pause I found great joy in painting again and I wanted to take the Terradons for a spin.
I wished I had the new models, since the old ones are so clumsy, but decided to do the best of the situation and got to painting the old ones. Here's what I managed to put together. Didn't care about the bases, since I need to re-base them sooner or later...
Quite happy with the color-scheme and felt nice to be able to do something nice with these old harassers. I just got annoyed that they brought back the Skink Chefitan. Now I have to paint another one and these took me ages...
My first Terradon Box finished:
12 terradon riders, with a chief to point them in the right direction.