... is his lizard of course!
Or at least his Cold One Warhound to be specific.
These old chaps have been lurking in the lead pile for far too long. I actually assembled and primed them back in the summer but what with one thing and another remained otherwise untouched until now.
As you might have spotted from the strange colourings going on in my pics (low light conditions on the rain forest floor of course!?) I'm still struggling with an ancient hand-me-down camera - about time I did some shopping for a new one - recommendations would be most welcome.
Anyway, I decided on a vaguely crocodilian colour scheme as that seemed to be the main inspiration behind the minis. To contrast with those earthy tones their rather imposing handler got the yellow treatment with a nice flowery head dress. I had thought of giving him some black markings but this would have identified him with the Venom Tribe braves - he seemed to be of a slightly higher station than that.
I will at some point get some of that jeweller's chain to make a pair of leads for the handler - lord knows I strike a similar pose on a fairly regular basis - leads stretched to breaking point and my two Labs doing their best to dislocate both my arms in their eagerness to greet some new doggy acquaintance! Mind you I have foreseen difficulties in storage, transportation and casualty removal should I tether the Slann handler to his charges. I've seen superglue used to stiffen chain before so that it holds the desired shape - this would negate the need to actually attach it to the Cold Ones, but would be a little brittle. Again any advice or tips would be most welcome.
As you might have spotted I've also finished another piece of terrain. I've mentioned Amera before and this is another great (and very reasonably priced) piece from them.
The terrace Ruins were looking pretty good with a simple base coat, drybrush and brown and green ink washes, but I went the whole hog and added extra rubble and crumbling masonry. A few bits of foliage and hey presto - a set of ruins that won't look out of place in the jungles of Lustria or a more Old World setting.
I do have another Lustria update ready to go but I'll have to wait for a certain painting competition to finish first...
In other news, many small parcels have been wending their way to me with even smaller contents - my Warmaster collection is growing slowly and I hope to get some of my new additions painted up in the coming weeks, in between a couple of other little commitments.