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Attempt number two AOW

EDIT 3: Ok so I lied about edit 2 being the last one, so sue me. I've had to make a few major changes including the weapon ends (as you can see new ones are still WIPS) and I need to tidy the whole piece up a little.

The style I've used on the necklace is a new one, but it's growing on me, probably just need to practice a bit more.

EDIT 2: Last update before the finished piece with paint.

Just have weapon work and ornaments left to finish now, plus a couple of other bits and pieces, but it's pretty much there now.

EDIT: New photos for you and links below to more photos, going with a fist smashing rock which is why you have those bizarre chunks, at the moment they're just there to add thickness and shape to the next layer.


So as you may or may not have seen the large Lizardman I sculpted for Avatars of war turned out to be too large for the range.

Although it's annoying when things like these happen, it's primarily my fault for getting carried away and adopting the Pete Jackson mantra of "make it bigger".

Never one to get too knocked down and perhaps too special enough to admit defeat, I've already begun on a replacement, definitely smaller and with much longer arms.

I've been drawing on the work of Allan Carassco (hideously talented miniature sculptor) and so have come up with a design for a great weapon wielding monster of a lizard. You can't see it yet but I'm also drawing on real life lizards and so this one will be using a lot of inspiration taking from the thorny devil and so covered in a large amount of spikes and scales, though I'm determined to add some variety to make this one stand out from all previous lizard sculpts.

More to come soon.

Sculpted with kneadatite, wire and patience.

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KarakNornClansman's avatar
Marvellous work as ever, Richard. Are you into drawing/painting art as well by any chance?

Besides, have you ever heard of Warhammer Fantasy's spiritual successor?
The-Build's avatar
Thanks mate!

I'm terrible at drawing and really impatient when it comes to painting (ironically).
I have heard of the 9th age, some good focus on the group, but.....not really my thing.
KarakNornClansman's avatar
You do masterful work in sculpting. Ever an inspiration. :)
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GerethBR's avatar
Has this piece been finished? Will it be cast by AoW?
The-Build's avatar
I've no idea what's happening on that.

I sculpted and finished it a while back and Felix has it, but I've no idea if or when it's going to see production.
GerethBR's avatar
Dang! That thing is awesome. Wish we could see it released soon. We can only hope.
The-Build's avatar
I've no idea on the plans for it, best bet is to ask them on their forums, or email.
Willlake's avatar
I can literally hear the echoing roar from this fella, nice one'
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Doomedlioness's avatar
I'm not a big fan of lizards but this one looks great ;)
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Thank you, glad you like it.
albatrash's avatar
I'm GREEN with envy. Great work. It really is a fine art(not just a hobby).
ForestRogers's avatar
A Formidable Personage!!
Wood-Splitter-Lee's avatar
This one is exceptionally exquisite! So much detail and the proportions are phenomenal and my goodness...If those are you're fingers in the picture, it is even more impressive at such a small scale! :jawdrop:
The-Build's avatar
Lol, I made a few mistakes on this one, the insertions of Pec major I managed to get wrong, along with the twist of obliques (internal +external) and the serratus anterior.

But it's all good practice, I did an advanced anatomy course afterwards so became more aware of how everything works together and it beats trying to pose in a mirror to see how your body/muscles move.

Thanks! :highfive:
Wood-Splitter-Lee's avatar
:D Your very welcome, :thanks:
evilsyndicatemember's avatar
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWESOME. I love the details and the preciseness of this piece. Great work with the shaping and the fierceness of the character. Keep it up! :D
The-Build's avatar
Btw, do you think you can post of this beast beside your lizardman champion/hero? Because I am looking for lizardman miniature that's large like the D&D ogres( I forget scale). Anyways best of luck to you man and I cannot wait to one day own this badass lizard.
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I don't have any copies of the lizardman hero I did unfortunately, but I can tell you how large it is compare with the GW kroxigors, it is however, definitely large enough to use as a D&D ogre.
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