Sunday, 11 August 2013

Of Lizards And Men.....

As I mentioned in my last post I'm looking at putting together a Lizardman army, using my good lady wife's cast off figures. It was mainly down to needing an excuse to paint the new monster kits, the Carnosaur in particular, which I think is one of the best looking big kits GW have released.

I've always had a fascination with dinosaurs so I struggled to pick a scheme - should I stick with the 'traditional' blue or go with something else? I thought of using a more natural scheme on the basic troops but came to realise that they'd end up blurring into the base. Back to the blue then. It does mean I can go with a more natural scheme on the big fellas.

With the blue in mind, I set about painting a test figure. I went with the Lizardman themed blues from GW, basecoating with thinned Sotek Green, then shading the scales with thinned Stegadon Scale Blue. With the two colours I thinned them with glaze medium to keep the colour vivid but also allowing it to flow in a closer manner to a wash. Characters will get more detail but for a rank and file figure I think it does the job.

I'll knock up a tutorial in time but for now I'll leave you with the test figure.

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