And today, my final Monster MAYhem miniature – the T-Rex from Nolzur’s D&D range. As with yesterday’s Goliaths, I also completed this model on Monday night (31st May), and, I mean, it’s pretty obvious which of those models I needed to finish the challenge with to go out on a proper high note!
It’s a pretty nice model, really. I picked it up last December after eyeing it for about 6 months, because – just look at it for AU$25! Of course, with no specific reason to get it painted, it just kinda sat around until Monster March where it got moved to under the painting desk, but sadly I didn’t make it that far, and now Monster MAYhem that got me to take it out of the packaging, and get the sucker painted.
Since I wanted to get this one done, the other dinos I worked on this month essentually being the warm-up and practise models for several techniques that I applied on this big boy. From blends on the scaly skin through to the embedded weathering-powder dirt. I mean, it’s still a pretty simple model overall and the textures across it do a lot of the work of painting, but it’s still a nice sculpt, especially for the price.
I’ve still got another… close to a dozen additional monsters in the works that would have qualified for this past month’s challenge, and so even though they missed the deadline, I’m sure I’ll slowly work my way through them to completion. Still – a pretty decent outcome for Monster MAYhem. I noticed that with this challenge, the models I completed fell into three broad categories: Dinosaurs, D&D Monsters and Shadows of Brimstone Monsters. I guess technically, the T-Rex is a D&D model, and we all know Reaper just makes D&D Proxies, so it’s also kinda two categories I suppose. All good either way though. Now I just need to figure out where to store them all…
I’ve been snowed under from work since the latest lockdown so I haven’t been keeping up with the blogosphere properly over the last week… I wonder has Dave’s Season of Scenery started yet?