As a follow-up to the Dancing Dragonborn from last week, I have the actual replacement model that I purchased for it, nigh on 10 years ago and have only just completed. This is a Reaper model that fit the general description and more “realistic”, “human” proportions that the D&D miniatures have overall – It’s a Degenerate Serpentfolk, which seems a little unfair. Reaper obviously only have limited models via their Pathfinder licence, and their actual Lizardman models suffer from the same kinds of over-chunkiness that GW’s models also have, which is why I rejected them for the D&D Fighter role. But I did find this one. Obviously nowadays there are the Wizkids/Nolzur’s models and they seem to look pretty good from the renders, but this one is now done and painted and good enough for me.
Obviously, your D&D purists would note that this “Dragonborn” proxy doesn’t have quite the same kind of spiky draconic face or dreadlocks that much of the official art and the official models have, but given that this is a mini for a boardgame and I’m not super-invested (or even vaguely invested) in D&D lore, I’m obviously okay with it. This model is somewhat aother Contrast Paint experiment – I used both Aethermatic Blue and Terradon Turquoise over white to get the two (slightly) different skin and scale tones, and a bit of Apothecary White, followed by really thinned Skeleton Horde for the bone axe handle and skull-hat. Anyway, job done and the model is a decent upgrade over Dancing Disco Dragonborn!