Awesome August: Azazels Community Challenge

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Taking motivation from both posts by Azazels bitz box and conversations with Eloths Endeavours I decided to take part in one of Azazels community challenges; this time trying to get the model done and finished on time!

The biggest challenge with this model was having to start the majority of it over again – I’d originally painted the Stegodon a really dull grey colour. I’m not entirely sure why I chose this because my intention for the Lizardmen army was to have it really vibrant compared to my other armies. So when I picked this model up for the challenge, I had to rebase coat the skin. I was somewhat concerned that I’d lose some of the details of the model in the process, but I think I got away lightly this being considered.

Photographing this particular model was a bit of a challenge in itself as it didn’t fit in the lightbox very easily – hence why there is a rather flattering model of it’s butt/tail, pictured above.

So I took the model outside and photographed it there instead; but it was a rather bright day so the pictures are a little shadow-y.

I must confess, it does feel great getting one of my larger Lizardmen models finished and off the painting table; as I’ve shared in a previous post, these models have been with me for a long time now and it feels like they’re finally nearing completion. Left to finish is a unit of 8 Cold One riders, 3 Terradon riders, 1 Kroxigor and several special character/hero models. The end is near!

As well as the above, there are a couple of casulties of war that need looking at. An old metal Carnosaur and a half-painted Bastilodon. The Carnosaur is sadly missing his head so a replacement needs to be found and the Bastilodon really should get it’s Solar Engine assembled and painted before I finish it off!

It wasn’t the intention for this post to become a ‘Here is where I am at’ with the Lizardmen army, but it has certainly served as motivation to keep on going – when the end of the Stegodon drew near, burnout was settling in with the army. It’s been held at bay and I am eager to figure out a vibrant paint scheme for the Terradons and get going again!

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