Today’s blog post is a special one, I got to paint Krondys, Son of Dracothion early for a Warhammer Community article and in today’s Tale of Painter’s post I’m going to share some size comparisons, different angles and my paint recipes.
Holy moly! Would you look at the size of that thing. Krondys, Son of Dracothion is a brand new plastic Dragon kit from Games Workshop and I was lucky enough to be sent one early to paint for a Warhammer Community article. I chose the Krondys build, but there is an optional assembly in the kit where you can build Karazai the Scarred.
When it came to deciding on what colours to paint my Krondys, I knew I wanted him to fit with my Primal Kings’ lore. The Primal Kings are situated in Ghur, the Realm of Beasts, that helped me decide that I wanted a forest dragon scheme.
Forest Dragon paint Scheme
Bone Wings and Skin
- Undercoat the model with Wraithbone spray
- Wash the wings and underbelly with 50:50 Skeleton Horde + Contrast Medium
- Drybrush the wings and underbelly with Screaming Skull
- Lightly Drybrushing with Wraithbone
Light Green Skin
- Wash the scales with 50:50 Nurgling Green + Contrast Medium
- Wash the scales with Militarium Green + Contrast Medium
- Shade the recesses, shins, backhands and nose with 50:50 Caliban Green + Contrast Medium
- Highlight the light green scales with a drybrushing of Wraithbone.
Dark Green Scales
- Paint the large scales Abbadon Black
- Paint the large scales with two costs of Caliban Green
- Paint a wide highlight of Warpstone Glow on the scales
- Edge highlight the scales with Moot Green
- paint a thin line of Dark Angels Green Contrast in the recesses and around the large scales.
When I painted my Zombie Dragon, I thought the 130mm base was huge and sparse, Krondys comes with a whopping 160mm base with a huge chunk of ruined masonry in the middle. There was still a few empty areas on the base so I filled those with plasticard tiles and painted them in my sandstone ruins scheme.
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