|Wutha-F'Kahwi dinosaur cavalry. Finished!
Just a short one this week. (ooh-err, missus!)
Sadly, my creative output this week has been somewhat curtailed, derailed, distracted and crippled by the brutal onslaught of some lovely weather and a convenient pub...
|The finished unit, unpainted. At this stage, things looked pretty sketchy.
Nonetheless, I battled through and completed the dinosaur riders I started last week - which is a result, at least.
As you will recall, I set myself the challenge of taking some prety awful plastic dinosaurs and making them look good in a short space of time. Here are the results...
|The unit leader, unpainted. I gave him a rifle in the end - he started with a spear.
|What a fearsome fellow!
|Standard bearer, unpainted.
|The finished standard bearer.
The keen-eyed and pedantic amongst you will doubtless have noticed that I completely forgot to add girths and martingales to these fellows - a mistake which eluded me until I was well into painting them. "Bugger!" I quite accurately stated, "Oh well, these felows are probably used to living dangerously - they're riding bleedin' dinosaurs for Pete's sake!"
So I carried on regardless.
|Warrior #3, unpainted.
|Warrior #3. Finished. I love the contrast of blue and yellow on this one.
|Warrior #4, unpainted. This one was a challenge - he's riding the most ridiculous looking dinosaur in my opinion. Rather like a big duck.
|Warrior #4 finished. Not a bad result. I couldn't do much about the flash lines on some of these creatures - I would have ended up carving huge chunks out of their legs!
|Warrior #5, unpainted.
|Warrior #5 finished. There's a great feeling of movement to this one.
You might also notice that each mount bears a different colour for their livery, something like that of feudal knights. I wanted to make this a very bright and flamboyant unit and I think I have achieved this.
As with my warlord of a couple of posts-ago, I added feathers from GW High Elves to the livery. These have been painted in identical colours to bind the unit together, as have the riders' very simple clothes.
Not a bad little unit of beasties, if I say so myself!
Next up for theWutha-F'Kahwi forces: A Shaman...
|It'll be interesting to see how this fellow develops. Right now, I haven't got a clue!
|Wutha-F'Kahwi cavalry prepare to charge...
All the Best!