Well I thought I was done with this batch but once I got them under the lights I noticed I forgot to paint the base edges again to clean up the basing materials that slopped over. Well I decided to proceed with shooting them anyways and acknowledge that I still have that much more to do. With that said, here are the final shots of the first batch of my Lizardmen army redo.
This is them ranked as a Cohort of 24 with command. The (very rough) army list in my head will call for four units of 10-12 skirmishers and one 50 count horde with at least two Kroxigors and Tetto’eko.
This batch did take me a very long time to complete. I will confess that most of that was due to a blinding fear of commitment over how to paint and then base them. The shields alone were repainted three times. I spent two weeks cutting up and re-gluing plastic plants until I figured out how to make the ones I like. The color of the feathers may still change depending on the final color I choose for the Saurus. Still I feel I have solved several of the major hurdles for the army on whole and will go much much faster now.
The two shots from the rear show how jumbled the bases end up when trying to rank these guys. This is one of those kits that has always suffered like that. I think it was designed when the book contained only skirmish units of skinks so they were never intended to be so close. Reposing and repositioning them only seems to make it worse. If the movement tray was the right size it really wouldn’t be that evident anyways so I just don’t worry about it that much.
Here they are on some 2×5 skirmish bases which lets you see around them more.
Plants are plastic plants cut up and reglued to my liking. Sticks, gravel and leaves I picked up on the walk home.
I am currently working on setting up a space dedicated to a small cyc for tutorials so when I do the next batch I will fully document each step.
I would consider it a compliment to have someone copy my schemes. If you like it please do 🙂
Nice work. Really a good sight to behold. Would look excellent upon the battlefield
the synergy betwen basing and figurines is amazing, awesome choice of colors, they realy benefit from each other and the cartoon style is just lovely. alot to learn form u 😛
These are wonderful! The basing is some of the best I've seen!
That is pretty much one of the best painting/basing work I've seen. They look stunning and so lifelike.
I would also very much like to see a tutorial (or tips) on how you based them.
They look fantastic! Where did you get those skirmisher movement trays?
These look great – do you have a list of what colors you used?
I gott ask, did you make the skirmish tray yourself or did you buy it from somewhere. I love the fact it edge to edge … and obi love everything els too 😀
- Pawn Cocktail
Absolutely stunning level of painting & basing! A real visual treat.
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absolutely amazing, you guys are putting some quality out recently. have you done a basing tutorial? great job 🙂
Question(s) for you and hopefully stahly will see it and comment also, what do you think to all the people that want to copy your schemes? do you think it cheapens your army as the same colour scheme is more commonly seen or does it elevate your scheme in some way?