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.
A close-up on what the adventurers will be primarily concerned with, and the sickly waters of his habitat:
And a shot with a partially painted bones bathalian (Sir Garrick Forscale the Bold was downstairs as I took these pics).
Thanks for looking! C&C always appreciated!