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Blog The Jade Host: Mayan Lizardmen

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Warden, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Warden
    Skink Priest

    Warden Well-Known Member

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    Terrain projects continue with some custom tabletop terrain Mayan Stela!

    warden201811_mayan stela WIP 3.jpg

    First three were made with foam and some cast Mayan glyphs. The face is just soft foam.

    warden201811_mayan stela WIP 1.jpg

    After making a mold of the three of them last night, the resin cast versions were spot on! Minor imperfections that can easily be explained away as they are ruins after all.

    warden201811_mayan stela WIP 2.jpg
     
  2. tom ndege
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    First thought it were knee pads for working trousers... then zoomed in and thought yeah... nice... a bit of an Oreo cookies look... guess it's my phone... otherwise some highlights could make it look more stone like...
     
  3. Aginor
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    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Those are nice!
     
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  4. Warden
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    Not quite done yet... going slow.

    warden201811_mayan stela WIP 4.jpg
     
  5. Warden
    Skink Priest

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    My Mayan Stela are complete!

    warden201811_mayan stela 3.jpg

    Got a total of two tall ones, four small ones, and a small plaza-base.

    warden201811_mayan stela 8.jpg

    Pleased with how they turned out, and ready to cast some more! :artist::artist::vulcan:

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  6. Cageyblood
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    Unf...I love those stela so much. Such a cool terrain piece.
     
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  7. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    In Shadow of the Tomb Raider I saw some of those, but covered in gold. Those also looked awesome, but I think I would also go for the stone look.
     
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  8. Warden
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    Thanks they were fun to create! I had the small stela I saw when I went to Uxmal in mind when I painted these, which is why they are stone colored!

    Uxmal-Stela.jpg
     
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    Nice sculpted stones mate!!!! looks quite real :D
     
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  10. Warden
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    A while ago I started these two dudes...
    warden201902_WIP salamander and skywitness.jpg

    … and finally finished them yesterday! Here is the salamander:

    warden201902_salamander 6.jpg

    The salamander model is known as a "sailback," from the Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago expansion.

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    The model was a pain to put together, as it was a mix of metal bits and a resin body. Lots of gaps, and the feet 100% did NOT line up with the base, so I built up a muddy hill for him to rest his back to feet on. This allows his head to face directly forward.

    As much as it was difficult to assemble, I love how it turned out! The 6th edition metal salamanders never looked that good to me, and the older 5th edition models (that looked a lot like this one) were way too warty for my taste.

    warden201902_salamander 8.jpg
    With his hunting party of skinks:

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  11. Killer Angel
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    Killer Angel Prophet of the Stars Staff Member

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    Beautiful sally!
    It's a feral beast?
     
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  12. Warden
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    Well it prefers to eat warmbloods, but it wouldn't say no to a skink for a light snack ;)

    Mostly I wanted to paint this guy up for use in Mordheim games as another addition to my random encounters.
     
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  13. Warden
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    Also finished my "skink" leader, my stand-in for a skink priest with feathered cloak. The model itself is from Reaper miniatures (known as a skycaller).
    warden201810_skycaller basecoated.jpg

    Sky Witness:

    warden201902_sky witness 1.jpg

    Named for a Mayan ruler of Calakmul, Sky Witness:

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    Back of the model:

    warden201902_sky witness 2.jpg

    Happy how he turned out!

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  14. Warden
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    Pic of both recent lizardy acquisitions together:

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  15. Tarash
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    Nice have been a while since I was around but youre still going strong with your theme! All of it looks fantastic together
     
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    Nice work :artist:, i really like the Terradon priest!

    Looking at it gives me the idea to convert some GW Savage Orruks with Terradon bits ;)
    (sadly i'm lacking the time and money for such a project)

    Gr, Imrahil
     
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    Yeah, the terradon priest is pretty nice!
    ...but i also like the salamander... ;)
     
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    I love the sally and it’s pose so much. The effort was worth it, they look so dynamic!

    As for the terradon priest, the old joke of “hey buddy, why the long face” springs to mind. :p But in all sincerity it’s a cool model and I think you found a great use for it.
     
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  19. Warden
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    Thanks all! I really love the theme of the GW Lizardmen in general. Whats not to love about Mayans and dinosaurs. :D:D:D

    Lizardmen for the win. :vulcan:
     
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    Looking good! :)
     
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