D&D Monster Manual 62: Tomb of Annihilation – Su-Monsters and Velociraptors

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Tomb of Annihilation – Su-Monsters and Velociraptors

My next pair of simple Tomb of Annihilation model sets here – a trio of Su-Monsters, which are actually pretty nice sculpts, considering their PVC model origins – and a trio of Veliciraptors.

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Tomb of Annihilation – Velociraptors

It’s almost like the D&D designers went back to the actual information with the Veliciraptors, as they’re represented by much smaller dino models than we usually see. Which is, actually, how they were. Thanks to Spielberg deciding that Jurassic Park’s Velociraptors and Compsognathus should essentially swap sizes for dramatic purposes, we had a couple of generations of people thinking that Veliciraptors were much larger than they actually were. Which has remained the perception through pop culture, not to mention been subject to the usual exaggeration in size since then….

Does it matter? Well, truth be told, not to most of us in our day to day lives in a manner that affects them in that everyday manner, but by the same token, does it matter to most of us in our day to day lives if the Sun revolves around the Earth? or if the Earth is flat? Or if both Dinosaurs and the Moon Landing are hoaxes? You see my point.

Anyway, it seems that these D&D Veliciraptors are roughly accurately sized. Which was a nice surprise to see. Paint-wise they’re pretty simple. Some contrast over a green base with a darkened spinal area. Not that you can really see much as they’re soo teeny-weeny!

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Tomb of Annihilation – Su-Monsters

Su-Monsters. That’s certainly an interesting name for something. Luckily I checked out WTF these things are supposed to be before painting them, and went with a “close enough” approximation of their description, though the blackened face was tricky to pull off, since it looks a bit unnatural and I think the models looked better with their skin in that fleshy grey. But whatever. I’m not really sure what else to write about these? They “feel” like they’re from some old D&D splatbook like Oriental Adventures, but despite being very reasonable sculpts for D&D boardgame minis, I don’t care enough to look them up again. Evil Jokaero! Done!

3 more models for Ann’s “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge, which I am no doubt spamming like mad with those pingbacks right now!

D&D Monster Manual 61: Tomb of Annihilation – Firenewts and Yuan-ti Broodguard

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Tomb of Annihilation – Firenewts and Yuan-ti Broodguard

Into April’s models with a quick one today – a very simple pair of model trios from the D&D Adventure Boardgame Tomb of Annihilation. They’re all simple enough to share a post, and I’m obviously way behind in showing my April shiz, so…

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Tomb of Annihilation – Firenewts

First up, we have a trio of Firenewts. Apparently other versions of these have them armed with a sword, but this sculpt has them “armed” with a little ball of fire in their hand – so I presume in the board game they’ll be ranged opponents. As you can see – very simple models, so once mould lines were cleaned up they were very simple and quick to paint, so I used them as an excuse to play with some Contrast paints over the top of coloured, highlighted basecoats. Simple models, done quickly. There’s a sort-of-OSL on their right arms where they’re holding(!) the fireballs, but on slick-looking reddish-orange skin, it’s kind of hard to make out for some reason.

D&D Dungeons and Dragons Tomb of Annihilation – Yuan-ti Broodguard

Second batch are a trio of Yuan-ti Broodguard. Contrast for the ochre-yellow and traditional paint/wash/drybrush for the greens. Three more quick and easy models that will look decent on the board game tabletop, and three more for the broader D&D bestiary that I appear to be building…

All six are fodder for Ann’s latest painting challenge: the second annual “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge. And chances are strong that everything else that I paint this month as well. 🙂