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I will paint and create a Reptilian Army pure for fun.
It will consists of many different kind of Reptiles and Amphibians.
Mostly Snakemen, Lizardmen, Frogmen, Dragonmen, Turtlemen, Fishmen, Dinosaurs and Insects.
I will happily include any monster I think will fit.
A Tarrasque will be the centrepiece at some sort as the Living Lizard God.
I do not play any games, so this will be pure for my own and (I hope your) fun to create.
EDIT: The above was my original plan, over time and thanks to the comments made by other Forumites, this has developed into a story.
This resulted in more Factions I wanted to build and paint, so this Project now also includes Pirates, Conquistadores, Native Warriors based on Inca/Aztec/Maya cultures.
EDIT: And now it will also include Undead!
Captain Luigiano and his army had been travelling through the jungle for weeks now.
The sunlight was blocked by the dense canopy of trees.
Some of the men had contracted fever, and those darn mosquitos were a big nuisance!
He looked at the golden plaque he had obtained.
Gold, with a snakeman made out of gems on it.
With this he had convinced the men to follow him.
Somewhere in this accursed jungle there was a city made of gold, he was sure of it.
They would conquer this city and become rich beyond belief.
He looked at his army, they even had a few cannons.
Nothing would stop them!
Finally they reached a clearance.
The men were pleased, at least they could see the sun again.
They took a rest and a drink, tended to the sick.
Suddenly they heard a loud roar from the other side of the clearing.
Birds flew away, trees where falling!
Some poison darts flew and two soldiers fell, they died before they hit the ground.
A loud roar and an enormous terrifying Lizard appeared.
One soldier died out of fear from just looking at it.
Then the Reptilian Horde emerged from the Jungle.
By Chrestoph the Terribad
The necrosis carnex is an undead creature from 3.5e located in monster manual 4. It’s similar to a flesh golem, being an amalgamation of several corpses with multiple limbs held together with cold iron bands. They also have the ability to unleash negative energy in order to heal undead allies and damage living creatures at the same time. I was also interested in this monster since it can be created by player characters, giving necromancers in an evil campaign new possibilities. The problem was that I’ve searched the internet all over and could not find a good miniature for it, so I decided to create my own instead.
I started with some zombie miniatures, particularly miniatures 77342 and 77053. From here I cut up the body parts I needed. Doing this only used three of the 8 miniatures that came in the pack; however I was careful to avoid using pieces that had clothes covering the limbs or torso and tried to create the mini as accurate to the picture in the monster manual as I could. It is said that no two necrosis carnexes look the same so in theory one could make others using the pieces left over, in which case I think I could have made about 3 minis total from the two zombie packs.
After this I glued all the limbs onto the torso as best as I could match the original image. I had to cut and re-glue several limbs to get the angles right so the mini would stand properly (I tried heating, shaping, and cooling first but found the limbs went to their original position too easily). I also attached some pieces of wire in order to create the ribcage on the front as well as some of the smaller limbs/attachments. After this I went to work with greenstuff. I filled in the gaps from where limbs were attached and smoothed out the flesh. I also created several strips that I laid over the top of the mini to create the iron bands that hold it together. Last I placed a few tiny rhinestones I had on the largest band to create giant rivets binding the metal to flesh. After this all that was left was to prime and paint the miniature.
There are a few things that I would have done differently if I were to build this miniature again. First and foremost I would have cleaned all the flash off of the miniatures before doing any cutting. Trying to remove it from tiny hand and leg pieces was incredibly difficulty so having clean models to start would have saved a lot of time. Second, I would have added the greenstuff in two phases, letting all of the joint filler and body sculpt cure before adding the cold iron bands since this would have prevented the two parts from fusing and left more of a distinct seam between the two.
It's the weekend, so you know what time it is...
Along with all the Bones 5 I bought, there was a special on some Zombicide minis that were just too good to not buy. This is one of the many that are in there, and I'm stoked to get this one done.
* Continuing my use of drybrushing and being very successful. Did an overbrush this time to start with a dark brown. Then drybrushed to orange brown. Then lightened up to buff. Worked great!
* Saving the last color for last - flat flesh. I mixed this with matte medium and watered it down to kind of filter it and just use it to highlight the base colors. Big win!
* Went back around with some nuln oil to darken down just the deep recesses and area between the muscles. Starting to use the washes sparingly and only in very specific areas. Also getting a better grasp on using which wash for what job.
* Used Agrax Earthshade to create a transition between the fur and the body. Win!
* The fur was the same 2 base colors as the skin, but then lightened up with gray. Then taking the gray up another notch with white very lightly. Then EVEN LIGHTER adding white in peaks and areas near the face.
* The mouth is a combination of brown, then a purple ink, then breast cancer awareness pink mixed with a little of that purple to get the tongue. Looks nice and dangerous!
* I had another hard time with the nails on this guy. I didn't want them dark, nor did I want them too dirty looking, so I had to use something lighter. I feel like the grey is a fail, but it blends in.
* Eyes were a mix of bone white, gray, and black dot. Not impressed with it. Something ominous and glowing would be better.
* Got a little carried away on the werewolf's left ribcage. I was using the drybrush to find the volumes, but thought, hey that needs some highlighting. Wrong. Right above the ribs there's a bit too much buff color. Wah wah.
This guy came out great. Even with a few errors in there, I'm super happy with the results and love using the matte/paint mix to blend in.
As always - I love and grow from any feedback. Send it my way - I gain a lot from it.
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