In keeping in line with my recent trend of completing models that have been collecting dust on my shelves, I present the Lizardmen Kroq-Gar on his carnosaurÂ Grymloq. This is the recently out of production metal model that has been in my collection for almost 5 years with no love at all. After the new Lizardmen models came out in the fall I felt even more guilty for never finishing this lizard-hero.
I had forgot how heavy metal monsters were until I started working on this beast – especially since he is so long it made it rather difficult to hold his base and paint either end. Color-wise I used to color and pattern of the new kit as I liked the contrast and organic feel of the stripes. It allowed me to color out side the lines a bit and not worry about it.
It also was fairly straight forward to paint. The fleshy color was simply the Flesh wash over white primer. The red and black were highlighted then washed with black. For Krog-Gar, he was also primed white, the dark scales painted Mordian Blue and the whole model covered in the blue wash. I then went back with black wash to add definition between the scales and lightly dry brushed the whole model with off white to give him age.
For the base I really wanted to add a jungle feel without distracting too much from the model. So I kept it low with lots of vegetation using static grass and foliage clumps. Once the glue was dry I added Devlan mud wash to the vegetation to add depth and contrast. Also the ground cover in deep forests are usually fairly dark anyways so the bright green needed toning down.
While I may never play with him (I’m phasing out metal models myself), he now has a place of pride on my display shelf.