Sunday, 4 April 2021

Hobby Diary Part 3: Monster March TO-DONE!!!

 





Hi folks,

Monster March has come to an end I managed to get my Forest Dragon finished just in time. To achieve this I had to graft a more modern elf rider onto the old metal legs. I kept the classic Wood Elf shield with the S shaped glyph on it, but swapped the spear for a Sisters of the Thorn wand. I imagine that would be a more useful weapon to use from the back of a dragon. I used a bunch of bright colours on the rider that I wouldn't use, inspired by some artwork of the elf-like Sitha from Tad William's Memory Sorrow and Thorn trilogy, which I love. 






I painted the hair a very dark brown, which was a suggested by my daughter. Apart from that, I used a lot of metallics, but tried to match them with the colours of the dragon as much as possible. Overall, I am very happy with how the project has turned out. It has earned a prized position on my daughter's model shelf, with the rest of her Wood Elves.  Here are some final photos:














See you across the table,

Marc


7 comments:

  1. Such a beatiful and evocative miniature! You can really see the dragon moving! I agree, that a magic staff might be a more useful weapon on the back of such a big mount.
    I like your use of colours to tie the rider in with the dragon.

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    1. Cheers :-) Trying to get close whilst riding a flying beast, even to strike with a long lance, seems like hard wok to me. Casting a spell, though, sounds quite manageable!

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  2. Very cool; and so colorful! Love the base here, very interesting with lots going on. The new rider w/wand works quite well.

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    1. Thanks mate, I was of two minds regarding the base. With all model I find simple is often better, but Wood Elves really do lend themselves to abundant undergrowth!

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  3. I loved that trilogy! But it was so long ago! :D

    Thanks a lot for participating in the challenge! It is a beautiful model and you did it justice. I like the rider a lot as well. Great idea and perfect overall effect!

    Cheers!

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    1. I know, right?! I got the first book as a gift during my first year of high school, from my best mate. I have read the entire trilogy several times since. It will always be one of my favourites!

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  4. The dragon's colour scheme seems so familiar to me, almost like I painted one that way in a previous life... But I know the only dragon I did was blue, weird?

    I too had Tad Williams trilogy, loved the covers. I always hated that 'never judge a book by its cover' advice because that's how I judged most fantasy books. That said I think I only read it once and I've misplaced one of the books. If I recall correctly I think I was disappointed how the hero had been manipulated throughout, which spoiled the ending for me somewhat.

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