So, I love dinosaurs. Ever since I first saw Jurassic Park, I couldn’t get enough of them. So, now that I’m an adult and into tiny toy soldiers, OF COURSE I’m into tiny toy dinosaurs.
I’ve been sitting on a Start Collecting: Seraphon box for a while, and when some local buddies wanted to get into Age of Sigmar by way of Skirmish and then Path to Glory, I was all in with some SPACE DINOSAURS!!
First, I had to paint her in separate pieces, because her crossed legs added some interesting challenges with getting the interior cloth painted. Luckily, they’re a separate piece, so it was not hard to do this. Still, for speed I rarely paint models in separate pieces anymore, so it was fun to go back to a different method for conquering a tough model.
(Be sure to click the pictures, they’re friggin’ huge!)
There’s a unit of Nyss Hunters here, converted using bits from Games-Workshop’s Wood Elves models. The conversion work was done by good buddy, @cutthroatcure. The only work I did on them was swap out all the swords for Nyss Hunter blades, and paint. The client wanted them to be inspired by the White Walkers from Game of Thrones, so they were done in muted blues with a slightly warm final highlight. We also kept them very simple, they’re 70% airbrush work.
On this side, we have the Dragoon solo, Skeryth Issyan and the dismounted version. I personally love shields, so I had a blast painting the shield here and calling out the emblems on it and the horse. There’s also a unit of Spears of Scyrah, led by Eyriss3. These girls were done in a largely greyscale scheme – something fun and different for Mage Hunters in this army. Lastly, Elara1 with her neon pink hair leads her new Harpy in to battle. (I think that one’s the Harpy… I don’t know what they are or what they do, I just make them look good.)
Aaaaand over here, we have the big boss himself, Vyros! His bird is painted like a peregrine falcon, black/blue on top and a creamy brown underneath. He’s flanked by some jacks – a Siren and a Banshee. They’re orange. What else do you want from me?
The dust swirls around the long forgotten ruins, aloft on eddies of warm air stirred by the sun’s harsh rays. The distant sound of hundreds of feet marching on the packed dirt floor reverberates down the stone canyon, easily mistaken for far off thunder. Side-by-side in immaculate formation, columns of Exalted Immortals walk in lock-step. Each cohort is accompanied by an Extoller Advocate, a watchful shepherd of the ancient souls inhabiting the stone and metal bodies of the sleepless soldiers. Led by Zaal, the Ancestral Advocate, his Obsidian Staff alight with magical essence and purpose, the Immortal War Host of the Exalted marches tirelessly to battle…