With my Iron Dragon tournament 8 weeks or so away I need to knuckle down and paint my Ito clan.
I wanted to slither into new hobby realms and use some pre-fab base topper. I've steered away from these in the past but I wanted something different for the Ito clan, and found some great ones by Dark Age that feature a subtle snake motif. Mounting them however presented some additional challenges and some patch work.
The model is meant to sit flat on a base, and as such needed the tail extending down to meet the flagstones
Again this model is meant to sit flat, so needed more tail work done, but I also had to cut the coiled tail in two places and re-pose to fit around the stone rubble.
This shot shows the original tail piece, with some red arrows indicating the cut spots.
As the tail is meant to sit flat like Ayako's it needed some rebuilding
And where the tail crosses the main body there was a void that needed filling in.
Other minor works include re-cutting the skin where the end of the tail contacted it and the tail decoration itself.
On to painting!
So far... Undercoat
Am yet to settle on a list for the tournament, so I have to paint everything!