Is this inspired by Megalania, or is it something else entirely?
Megalania was a giant monitor lizard that lived in Australia up to about 50.000 years ago, and might have been about this size compared to a human. It did as far as I know not have a spiney ridge all down the back or horizontally along the tail.
Or is this more of a Crocodilian precursor like Dynamosuchus Collisensis that lived a whopping 230 million years ago, at the very Dawn of the Dinosaurs? That one would be smaller though, and still not have the back- and tailspines.
At any rate, Hornslasher:
Painting beasts such as this is a doddle: black undercoat, heavy dark blue drybrush, then some darkish greenish ochre and assorted sandy, green, and some pale blue grey. Pale belly and undersides. Claws and teeth in offwhite. I did some electric blue dots on the face just to get some colour in. This is mostly a case of throwing some colour on here and there to hint of stripes or patterns in the hide, and then to just stop at some point. A very light dusty drybrush to unify a bit and done. Dark purply red and pink in the mouth.
I based it similarily to the Enormous Crocodile I did some weeks ago, with a thin, oval base that was half “muddy waters” going the length of the body. 100x50mm 3D printed base, built up to the left hindquarters with some scraps of plastic and putty.
Still large enough to be a serious threat to the denizens of the Lost Valley.
This mini was finished August 18th 2020.
from the Lost Valley Expansion
Bones 4 kickstarter, delivered 2019
Sculpted by Jason Wiebe
Made in Bones Black PVC
100x50mm bespoke 3D printed base
available from reapermini.com
Painted so far this year: (Miniatures: 213/365 goal // scenery and terrain: 11)
March: 45 / 10
April: 41 // 1
Bones 4 Lost Valley Expansion: 28+4 / 36+4 Just 8 to go!
The Bones 4 Lost Valley Expansion: