Asarnil is a cheap way to fit up a Dogs of War army with some shock and awe; sadly the original model these days would only elicit a wry smile, and possibly derision...
A beautifully painted example, but frankly a very outdated model.
My purchase of a huge model dragon a few weeks back, did threaten to sit on the painting table indefinitely. But I got the spray cans out and base coated the beastie after staring at it for a while.
With the whole critter sprayed a dark brick red, I had to consider two other requirements, a base and a rider. For a rider, I lucked out on finding an Elven General in a box of goblins I'd bought, complete with horse; which gave its live, well torso, to form an elaborate caparison.
As for the base, a well smashed selection of bits of slate tile gave a suitably large base some definition. Everything could then be pinned together, and in the case of the rider, in such a way that the model can be removed, for storage or to allow the dragon to be fielded without a rider (it can be done).
So with a red theme picked, I set to on a layer of deep red all over and then varying layers of highlights up to bright orange in places. The reds for the rider were somewhat different; but the net effect ties in reasonably well:
You get a sense of the sheer size of this model from the rider here. The base is 80mm wide by 100mm deep. I may yet add some sort of reins but the original model of course has none so I'm not so worried. The ability to separate the models is a definite benefit.
Better pictures and hopefully evidence of the chap in action to follow in good time. Oh and if anyone is wondering, I've counted the whole thing as a 'tank' and a cavalry model, 7 points!
Peninsular Real Estate
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