Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Savage Terror

This is one of my favorite Lizardman figures that I made for the army, and one of the larger conversions!

I added the old style dragon wings to the ancient metal Carnosaur, as well as armor and even some chains.  I could not resist doing some firey object source lighting on those wings.  In fact, at this time, you could give the Saurus units 'marks', which would give them different traits.

One would be marked as 'Fearless', which would be represented by a unit that was painted in this set of colors... a dark grayish blue, with lava OSL.

It was a challenge to mesh the wings with that body, and a lot of green stuff was required.  I was able to use the continuation of the scale texture to achieve that blend.

The head crest was made from plasticard and brown stuff.  The character is painted grayish white, as was traditional for an Oldblood.

Now for some views of the lighting.  It was a huge challenge, because he was really heavy, and there were endless amounts of edges that would catch that light!  Ironically, that's why I chose to do that effect!

This was also the last Golden Demon winning figure... I forget which year that was, but GW stopped doing Games Days in Chicago after that.  It was a Silver Demon for Loq-Qar, which is what his head crest spells in Lizardman glyphs.

He's also here:

The views from above show off the texture that had to be sculpted on to the wing joints to make them look like they were part of the original sculpt!  He was the centerpiece of the first Armies on Parade figure that won the overall in the U.S. back in 2012!


  1. You're selling a piece like this?
    He's magnificent and I can't imagine why you even decide to get rid of it.
    It's not meant as critique, rather that in the unlikely event I would ever manage to pull of a miniature like this, it would be in my display case for many, many years 😊.

    1. This is very near and dear to my heart, and pains me to no end to sell that off. But, I have not been able to get the patreon page going when I wanted to, and the funds are needed. Ironically, part of the funds from this go towards making the parteon page and those video tutorials possible ;-) My only solace is that I could possible sculpt one from scratch for myself once that takes over!!

  2. Absolutely breathtaking. That rich, coppery red-orange OSL on the wings especially - you can almost feel the heat radiating off the piece.

    1. Many thanks for the kind words! I'm looking forward to trying something similar to this with the fluorescent paints, which I didn't have back when this was done :-)

  3. An incredible conversion and awesome painting.
    Thanks for sharing the pictures :)

    1. I'm glad you liked this one! It is surely one of my favorites, even though it was painted years ago...