Friday, November 25, 2016

Skink Charge!

Next up is another of my favorite lizards!  Yes, the mighty Skink!

These little guys are just so active... I couldn't resist putting all of them in extra aggressive poses.

When I made my display board years ago, I created a few press moulds for the decorations on the temple walls.  These also made handy extra touches on the bases, especially when I needed to expand the base to make room for a wider footprint.

While the basic colors of this are "simple green", the gradations and muted stripes help to make him seem a little less cartoony.  When you are dealing with things this small, it's all to easy to make them start looking like hairless scaled zebras, so it is essential to approach the stripes in more of a transparent application.