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.

D&D Monster Manual 39: Dungeon of the Mad Mage – Trobriand and Flying Swords

D&D Dungeon of the Mad Mage - Trobriand

HADOUKEN!

More D&D stuff being churned out in the name of both easy wins and getting ready to play through the upcoming boxes. Today we have Trobriand, which according to a D&D Wiki is/was a wizard also known as “The Metal Mage” who apparently specialised in metal golems and listening to lots of Slayer. I think this particulat model reprsents a Golem that he has posessed in some manner, which I guess explains the fireballs.

D&D Dungeon of the Mad Mage - Trobriand

Pretty simple paint. I added the touch of gold to the trellis and the glowy bits around the head-area to make it a little more interesting, but let’s face it, it’s a pretty uninspiring model so I wasn’t going to put too much effort in. Good enough for the tabletop was the aim here!

D&D Dungeon of the Mad Mage - Flying Swords

The other models I’m bundling in here obviously don’t deserve a post of their own. They’re not terrible, but nor are they amazing or exciting. We have some (low-) Flying Swords. Whoosh!

D&D Dungeon of the Mad Mage - Trobriand and Flying Swords

Aaaaand… that’s that. Another 4 models towards the eventual playthrough of the Mad Mage board game.