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I am not good at telling stories on paper. my mind races far ahead of where the story wants to go and I never get it right so I will let the diorama tell itself. this is an original copy of the Clutch of Fear produced by Ral Partha in the early 1990s. The piece is high lead content. so soft infact that without some strategic pinning the joints fail (or so I have been told).
The basic story is that 2 egg thieves come to relieve a mother dragon of one of her eggs and she comes back early catching them just as they are leaving. The setting on the box seems to be some type of sulfur spring or volcanic hot spring and I get the impression of stillness of morning broken only by the shriek of an enraged mother.
I went pretty classic on this one, going with the red dragon and robin blue eggs like the box art but decided that the spines and chest plates should be more contrast than the slightly darker red of the box. I took the original base pieces included in the box and expanded them to a small diorama of a hotspring using Magic water, a transparent epoxy to create the water around the spring. The resin developed a little bit of a lip at the edge but I wasn't willing to cut it down and risk the clarity of the water by trying to sand and polish the resin. (its more rubbery that solid and difficult to polish -- I tried on two sample pieces and it didn't work out well.)
anyway the WIP is here if your interested: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/94482-a-new-year-a-new-old-dragon/
and here are the images of the final project. Hope everyone has as much fun looking as I did creating this. Feel free to comment and question away as always. The project was a lot of fun and the they got the expression of the egg thief who is looking back to see an enraged mother dragon bearing down on him just about right!
One shot from the human's perspective to give an idea of the trouble they are in....
And one from a mothers perspective as she hones in on the ones who are trying to steal her precious eggs!
The current center-piece of my Demonic Army, a Balrog "Balor."
This is "Errtu, Balor" from the Legend of Drizzt D&D Board Game. I painted him up about a year ago and he was one of the first huge minis I ever attempted. There's a lot that I wish I'd done better looking back on it, but you have to make mistakes to get better!
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Check out the rest of my Blood War project HERE.
Remy, the somewhat painted remorhaz, and his torturous misadventures towards his technicolored dreamBy Otyugh
Remy has been hibernating for a while now, ashamed to show his lame light blue hide (a misguided attempt is a paint job). Now that the weather is colder, Remy has ventured forth to embrace his dream of a better paint job!
Yup, Remy and his buddy Grim in this pic.
Remy just got a wash of purple so he would not look like a pile of nauseatingly light blue excrement. White was being added to "heating surfaces".
... Remy still looks like scat, but dark blue instead of light blue.
Digging around in the mini zoo and unearthed this pack. Painted them a while back.
I thought I did a pretty awesome paint job back in the day, but now I kind of want to repaint them.
Must... Resist...Urge... To...Repaint...
(Too many unpainted minis in the queue to go back and redo painted ones!)
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