Even after I got started it still took a fair bit of time to complete simply through complexity and size. The wyvern alone comes in half a dozen parts and needed to be pinned together as well as pinned to the base. The gaps where parts joined were quite substantial in some places and had to be filled, including the sculpting of additional scales. Even I can't see the joins now so I must have made a fair fist of it.
Shaman Muranduh was also pinned onto the neck and his fur loin cloth extended to hide where he was attached. In retrospect not the smartest thing to do as painting him was a right bugger as the wings were constantly getting in the way of the brush or casting shadows over the area being painted.
You can't tell now but at one point the wyvern was about 80% painted (red body, grey wings and black scales), however it just didn't look right so I backed up and started again. I'm much happier with the green and cream scheme he has now even if it is a bit run-of-the-mill.
The shaman is something of an orc-about-town and is sporting a rather natty "Cloak of Many Dead Things", lovingly crafted by the latest in hip orc fashion designers Killit Deadygone.
I've no idea what this is worth so I'm throwing myself on the tender mercies of the Snow Lord and hoping for the best. Surely it'll be worth closer to 1,000 points than not...
Fantastic work Millsy. You've done a stupendous job on this beastie and its rider. I've seen this model close-up several times and know what kind of a challenge it is to do properly. I quite like the cream and green wings, but what really seals it for me is the slate grey dorsal scales. That colour combination looks very, very sharp.
With it's mass and the attendant build, I'm going to score this as two 28mm vehicles, a rider, plus a few more pips to top it up. Well done Mr. Mills!