I won’t lie: I’ve been wanting to paint these crazy little dudes since I saw them the first time. But since I no longer play Warmachine, I didn’t have a reason to buy them. However, having picked up Dungeons & Dragons, they seemed like a perfect type of crazy fit into the Feywild which is becoming more and more prominent in our currrent campaign.
Given I made a Dungeons & Dragons adventure that was crocodile themed for our current campaign, I decided that Lizardmen in my world, Heden Rei, would be Gatormen instead. Some minor tweaks to stats but otherwise identical. These Gatormen minis was speed painted as I needed them done fast in time for the adventure.
I think Privateer Press makes some fantastic miniatures, and some of them, like this Swamp Horror, is great inspiration for a Dungeons & Dragons adventure. My players haven’t faced this one yet in our current campaign… but they will! Base is using “Scenic Water” from Woodland Scenics and “Valhallan Blizzard” from Games Workshop.
I use the Gatormen miniatures from Hordes as Lizardmen in our current Dungeons & Dragons campaign. Mostly I use the stats like for like, but for Jaga-Jaga, I made her a beefed up Lizardman Shaman with a bonus attack taken from a snake making her quite leathal in close combat. She proved a serious challenge for the party.
Baldur the Stonecleaver Baldur follows the main colourscheme for Circle expect I have given him a Khadorian red coat to bring forth his Khadorian history and origin. I have also painted the glyphs on his coat in a light blue glowing fashion to give him a magic touch. I wanted to paint his sword as marble but it didn’t turn out quite as I wanted it to. It started to look more like white granite and I decided to make all lines heavier to support this and I am happy with the result. The photo doesn’t give the swords…
Kaya’s colourscheme follows the overall Circle colours, nothing fancy. However sometimes nothing fancy gets you something really good. I think Kaya turned out to be such a mini, both because I am very happy with all the blending etc, but also because her face has become the best face I have painted. And I think the light grey pants really works well with the green/ brown circle colourscheme.
Circle Colourscheme I am going to follow the “official” colourscheme (nature colours greens and browns) since I feel it is the right colours and I love the green/brass armour bits. However, I will allow myself some artistic freedom to bring forht the history of the miniatures, for example Baldur has red coat to symbolise his Khadorian origin. While I appriciate that the real Baldur would hardly wear anything connecting him to Khador, I think it is a good way of showing his history. Bases are made of a mixture of “Realistic Water” from Woodland Scenics and model foliage to give…
Hoarluk is following the overall Trollkin colourscheme with an exceptionin having royal blue and gold side panels down his side, just to give him a bit of royal feel. Orignally I wanted to paint the scroll with small lines as on my Menoth Choir to simulate writing. However I realised this doesn’t really reflect the wild nature of the Trollkin. Instead I started over and painted big chunky Trollkin symbols (taken from his armour).
Trollkin Colourscheme I have already painted Boomhowler and his crew some time ago, but I want my “real” Trollkins to look different: Where Boomhowler has bright tartan, I want the Trollkin to have more of a muted and faded and earthy pattern Where Boomhowler has red painted armour plates, I want the trollkin to have pure brzz and bronze metal plates without paint Where Boomhowler and his crew are light grey skinned, I want the Trollkin to have a deeper more rich blue.