In this version of cretacea i'm initially aiming to be less precious about what dinosaurs i think people want to see and putting more impetus on what i want to field. I feel that this is a really authentic way to provide people with the truest and most passionately playtested types, and i'll enjoy working on others more when people start requesting them (i aim to cover as many dinosaurs as people want, one of the things i'm working on this time is a follow up plan, so i'll be releasing single page "insert" PDF's for your existing book at least month by month.
One of the dinosaurs i love most is Brachiosaurus, as suaropods go they're a bit wierd, and i love that. They've got those long front legs which kind of makes them look like they where put together backwards by a playing toddler and they have that mottled whale like skin that just dominates any image they stand in. I decided to repaint the two i have so far since i ordered £50.00 of dinosaurs of ebay last night and they're gonna arrive soon! Among them is some mommy and daddy brachiosaurus. These two in this image are only scaled correctly to play teenagers more or less, but i love the models so heck, i'll use the modificication rules to field them as teens then.
I used black spray to undercoat them then i stood further away and gently sprayed them with varying greys until i got a look i liked. Then i spotted them with white and black by gently pressing down the nozzles. When i got them to the paint table i picked out their fingernails and their eyes (i went for a sullen yellow) and i used a paint brush and soem brown eye shadow to work that lovely muddy "dust" on their bellies, legs and a bit on their necks. I think it's a really simple and quick way to paint them to a standard i'm super happy with. Plus i need to paint a few next week using the same method so i thought i'd keep it simple for now.
Seen here with my current ankylosaurus (but i hope to replace him very soon for a better one from ym ebay haul). I use basing paste for my dinos which is jsut polly filla and it keeps my basing simple and consistent and doesn't subtract from the mighty dinosaurs i aim to represent.
More on these guys soon. Here is another hint from the book re draft, Sauropod line of sight makes more sense as they are able to see over things (as in real life) but it is linked with grazing and alertness, so a grazing suarupod has a reduced LOS.
More hints soon!
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