I’ve never painted a Dwarf miniature before; and thought this would be a really good, dynamic model to paint in non-metallic metals and bright colours. The dragon-head on the base reminded me of the figureheads on Viking long-ships, so I decided I would try to paint it up as if the Slayer had been shipwrecked by whatever he was hunting; and is about to dive into the sea to face it off:
A brief step-by-step for making the base
These were just pieces of cork tile, covered in wood putty:
Attaching the plastic base the model comes with:
Stippling several layers of wood putty on, to give it a craggy texture:
Limpets sculpted on:
I’m planning to make a splashing water-effect. There are lots of good tutorials available on how to do this, but I want to keep it quite simple, if possible. I haven’t quite figured-out how to add seaweed though.