D&D Monster Manual 49: Dungeon of the Mad Mage – Death Tyrant

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Today is another two-fer post day as I attempt to catch up with my painted stuff. Another D&D model once again, this one is a Death Tyrant from the Dungeon of the Mad Mage set. A Death Tyrant is pretty obviously an undead Beholder of some description, but it wasn’t immediately obvious to me that the balls all around the head were disembodied-but-glowing eyes. Because Beholders have all those eyes on stalks, you see…

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Now, if you were to purchase this model from the Nolzur’s range, the “flight stand” as well as that “crest around the head would be in transparent plastic, as would the eye socket area – sp you could then paint those eyes in and ahve them appear to be floating. The models that come in the Mad Mage game don’t have the transparent plastic, and so you’re stuck needing to paint them. I (obviously) leant right into the obnoxiously huge crest and painted it as a glowing green magical aura. It also coincided pretty much with my new Citadel Terraract Glow technical paint arriving, so this model provided an experimental canvas for that, so this is what it looks like, slightly thinned with Contrast medium over a yellow base coat. I did both the front and back seperately and laid the figure flat to allow the Terraract Glow to dry to avoid having it all just flow down with gravity and pool at the bottom. Gemstone Spiritstone Red for the eyes, and gloss varnish to complete them.

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Once again we have the same deal with the putty-flagstones, and here’s a scale shot to wrap things up for today!

D&D Monster Manual 48: Tomb of Annihilation – Giant Four-Armed Gargoyle

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Tomb of Annihilation - Giant Four-Armed Gargoyle

Another D&D model now, though this time from the Tomb of Annihilaiton set. The Giant Four-Armed Garegoyle is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. As with the previous Gargoyles I painted years ago from the Castle Ravenloft D&D set, I painted this one with the same stonework colours I used on his base. I added some putty and carved in the lines on it to create the simple flagstones, as I do with the larger-based models in these sets, and the only other thing I really did here was to add in a little bit of purple and green via washes to add some tonal depth to the otherwise pretty boring grey of the model.

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Tomb of Annihilation - Giant Four-Armed Gargoyle

This one is a decently-sized model. Not sure what it’s like in the game, but I’m possibly not looking all that forward to meeting this model in-game if it’s anything like its smaller cousins scaled up…

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Scale shot!