Gosh, is it that time already? Did we just lose three months? It's gone far too quickly, I still have two regiments of Seven Years' War Imagi-Nations troops to paint, along with a battery of artillery! And the ECW cuirassiers, and the other monsters, and the Orks, and the undead horde and all those pulp figures... well, you get the idea.
This is my final entry for the 8th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, so let's get on with it...
First, the monster; the Fire Dragon, another Reaper Bones model, this reptilian pyromaniac is 70mm from front foot to the top of his head, 80mm across the wings, and 90mm long. I have absolutely no idea how to score this, but based on my Curtgeld Frost Giant, I'll stick my neck out and guess 20 points since they're both of a similar size.
Like the giant, the dragon is based on an 80mm Warbases MDF round, with broken cork and pumice paste to build up the groundwork. Sand and gravel mixed with PVA glue were used to add texture and blend the figure's base in with the supporting structure.
I didn't add as much detail to this base as I would have liked, but the Tajima1 Tufts again rescue it from total blandness.
You can see the reason for the raised basing here; the tail is actually lower than the level of the figure's feet, so to allow room for it to curl around and follow its natural inclination, he needed a little lift.
The last half of my last entry for Challenge VIII is a matched set of Dwarven warriors, four formidable women.
These are more Scibor Miniatures Dwarves, incredibly detailed and loaded with character.
Here's the venerable General Freydis Ranveigsdottir. Battles won, 29; Number of Challenges Issued to Enemy Commanders, 0; Number of Enemy Commanders Obliterated by Long-Distance Cannon Fire, 12 (because battles are too damned important to entrust to the results of stupid duels).