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Round Five Report from Abstracity

Blood Reaver
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29 April 2004page first published

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Minidragon Fezian writes:


Vidar Wolf-Helm knew something had gone badly wrong the moment the first of the massive lizard-beasts charged out onto the road.

The Gael druidess his column had met a few miles back had assured him that the way ahead was clear. Vidar had hoped he'd be able to march unopposed right up to the rear of the Fomorian army that had been devastating the region.

Apparently she hadn't noticed that the demon-spawn had set a rear-guard...Vidar's thoughts snapped back to the present as the nearest slavering beast nearly took his leg off with a huge maw growing from its tail. That would certainly keep things interesting...

Painting the Blood Reaver

I took one look at this thing and was perplexed. I had no idea how I was going to proceed with the figure. I decided not to worry about it, figuring inspiration would hit me along the way, and went ahead with assembling the mount.

I have to apologize - I didn't get any pictures of the rider in progress. I painted him in one fairly fast go, and it didn't even occur to me to get the shots. In fact, I'll hardly be talking about painting the rider at all!! No biggie though...the mount is the real prize here anyway!!

Back to the mount. The first picture shows that I decided to pin the beastie's separate limbs on. I chose a bit more dynamic pose than the one i-Kore had the thing pose is a bit more menacing, like he's taking a swipe at someone.

Pins placed in the limbs

The next shots show the big gaps where the limbs meet the body.

Gap where body and limb meet

The gaps might be so big because of my non-standard pose, but I'm not sure. I glued the limbs on with a non-gap filling superglue.

Gap around another limb

Out came the Testors Contour Putty. This stuff is pretty great. It dries fast, it is easy to work with, and you can sand it after it dries!

Out comes the contour putty!

I used it to fill in the gaps I mentioned above. Using this stuff is faster than green stuff - you don't have to mix it, and the drying time is much, much shorter.

The gap has been filled