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#1 Sanael

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:18 AM

OK, so Verocithrax has been sitting on or near my paint table for about three years without getting any additional paint. Before that, he was in a box for about a year on a shelf, and before that, he spent almost another year in the back of my flgs, all without getting any love. About six years ago, my flgs started a weekly paint night. It was awesome, loads of fun, and I brought the big guy there, leaving him on a shelf each week and then spending some time on him during paint night. Paint night happened regularly for about two months, then petered out to a monthly thing, then died altogether. Verocithrax sat in their stockroom, we moved apartments, eventually I collected him, we moved apartments again and I put him on the windowsill next to the new paint table.

 

Where he continued to sit.

 

Over the last three days, I've touched up a few highlights, deepened a few shadows, glued his head on (somehow didn't lose it in all that time!) and decided to call it done.

 

The color scheme and base show my concept of him as a Stygian Dragon, living in the memory-sapping waters of the River Styx deep in the hells. I'm probably about two years away from running it in my current campaign, but this is an encounter I've had in the back of my mind for a while. PCs will bargain with a ferryman to get farther down the Styx (this is one of the "easy" ways they can use to get to another level of hell) and then this guy will attack. Several hundred feet of VeryBadToTouch water on either side, a fairly small boat to stand on, and a dragon at home in air and water. The party will be 16th or 17th level by then, so it should be more fun than impossible.

 

Anyway, here he is. He's better-than-prepaint quality, better known as the classic GetThisOffMyTableNOW standard of completion, but for all that, he's pretty impressive on the table.

 

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A close-up on what the adventurers will be primarily concerned with, and the sickly waters of his habitat:

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And a shot with a partially painted bones bathalian (Sir Garrick Forscale the Bold was downstairs as I took these pics).

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Thanks for looking! C&C always appreciated!


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#2 Girot

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

base is pretty sweet!  nice work!


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#3 DocPiske

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:07 PM

Those pictures made me smile, just thinking about the players' reactions. They will hate that dragon.

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:18 PM

I'm sorry, but his pose makes me think he's just stepped in something cold and squishy and is jumping up and down trying to get it off his foot. :)

Nice paint job and congrats for tackling the beast and completing it.
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Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:33 PM

I'm sorry, but his pose makes me think he's just stepped in something cold and squishy and is jumping up and down trying to get it off his foot. :)

Nice paint job and congrats for tackling the beast and completing it.

 

thanks. Now I'm seeing it that way too  <_<


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:46 PM

I'm sorry, but his pose makes me think he's just stepped in something cold and squishy and is jumping up and down trying to get it off his foot. :)

Nice paint job and congrats for tackling the beast and completing it.

 

thanks. Now I'm seeing it that way too  <_<

Maybe its warm and squishy, hence he doesn't like it?

After all.... once your PC's are all mutilated they'll be squishy & warm....



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

I'm sorry, but his pose makes me think he's just stepped in something cold and squishy and is jumping up and down trying to get it off his foot. :)

Nice paint job and congrats for tackling the beast and completing it.

 

thanks. Now I'm seeing it that way too  <_<

That is now the only way anyone will see it.

 

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"Ewww... gross, it's between my toes...is that jabberwocky poop? Get it off, GET IT OFF!!!"


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#8 Sanael

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:13 PM

*sigh*

Poor guy. Spends a millennium gorging on the souls of the dead, terrorizing even the denizens of hell itself, yet here he is. Immortalized by one fleeting moment of indignity.

He's scary, I swear. Horrifying, even.
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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:05 PM

Everything about this paint job looks appropriately gross and unpleasant.  Nice.  I especially like the treatment on the eyes. 



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

He's really awesome, great job! I'll have to make not to tell my husband about your encounter idea for him; he has enough devilish ideas of his own.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:37 PM

Congratulations on finally completing him!  Any miniature off the shelf of shame is worth cheering about and a dragon doubly so!

 

And just for the record Jabberwocky poop isn't that bad...some cultures use it as part of a poultice to cure Xanthelerias pox or ward off Blue earred Snofflebeans.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:49 AM

the classic GetThisOffMyTableNOW standard of completion.

:lol:

I'm stealing the name for my quick paintjobs!

 

I like the fiery eye :)


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#13 Sanael

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 03:19 PM


the classic GetThisOffMyTableNOW standard of completion.

:lol:
I'm stealing the name for my quick paintjobs!
 
I like the fiery eye :)

I was inordinately pleased with the eyes when I painted them lo, those many years ago, and I'm happy to say they still hold up. Glad you like them.

As for the completion term, you're welcome to it. Useful for speedpaints, and long-past-their-due unfinished paint jobs, but I use it most often for those minis I'm just tired of looking at. You know, the ones you tried a new technique on their hair or cloak or whatever, but then just didn't ever find the inspiration to do the rest? Those are the minis most likely to meet this fate.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:34 AM

that's exactly what I do with minis from my Hall of Shame... minis which I sometimes started like 5 years ago or more... I GetThemOffMyTable! ::):


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