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 40: Dungeon of the Mad Mage – Scaladar (Mechanical Scorpion)

D&D Dungeon of the Mad Mage - Scaladar, Mechanical Scorpion

Another large critter from the D&D Mad Mage box today – this time it’s Scaladar. Or perhaps a Scaladar. We’re talking mechanical giant scorpion that shoots electricity from its tail. Or that’s what the model is telling me, anyway!

D&D Dungeon of the Mad Mage - Scaladar, Mechanical Scorpion

My uninformed assumption is that it’s probably a variation of the metal golems constructed by Trobriand the Metal Mage. Because.. well, it makes sense, right?

D&D Dungeon of the Mad Mage - Scaladar, Mechanical Scorpion

Paint was pretty straightforward. Black, Vallejo Game Colour Tinny Tin, Citadel Balthazar Gold, then a bit of silver mixed in for the final stages. Paint wash made from Vallejo Model Colour Black Green (you could use whatever dark green is in use for Dark Angels at the time). Contrast Aethermatic Blue over white for the lightning effects. It’s a decent looking sculpt and thankfully looks good with such a simple paintjob. Even if the lightning is a little goofy.