Wyrmgear & Pathfinder Red Dragon

Clockwork Dragon Face

I only had about a week total (yay, procrastination!), so I had to do a model that would paint quickly. That meant not Kaladrak or Nethyrmaul. It’s gotten to the point where I can bang out metallics like nobody’s business in very little time, so Wyrmgear was top of the list.  Plus, it’s a clockwork monstrosity and, um, Skaven, so it’s not a big leap.

  Clockwork Dragon 2

Clockwork Dragon 1

Drybrushing, more drybrushing, washing, etc. This guy went together stupid easily, and painted up almost as easily.

If I’d had more time, I’d have cut the wings: along the top of that thickest “spine” and angled them outwards ~45°.  It’s entirely too flat a model.

This is the model with the screwy legs.  I did the best I could but, in the end, even that wasn’t good enough.


Those feet are all over the damn place. Fortunately, the basing sch eme I’m using here is pretty bland, so nobody noticed it until I pointed it out.  (Which, of course, I did to everyone who commented on how good the model looked.  “Thank you but look at these stupid feet!”)

If you do work on this model: be careful with the wings: they’re not Bones; just sheet styrene. That’s good for detail, but it means that trying to melt them will ruin them.

Pathfinder Ice Dragon Face

Did I say “Pathfinder Red Dragon?”  I lied.

I planned to run it as a Young Frost Dragon, so I figured I’d paint it appropriately.  Plus, this is the model that got gunked up by being painted on without primer and then stripped, so I kind of didn’t care.  It wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that I kind of hated this specific figure: that’s why it basically got a couple of drybrush coats, a wash, and done.

Pathfinder Ice Dragon 1

Pathfinder Ice Dragon 2

Obviously, this guy would have benefited from a lot of things: some color variation on the belly and or the wing membranes would be at the top of my list. More around the face wouldn’t be inappropriate.

But, like I said, screw this model.  Ugh.

  • G Red

    Nice job on the Wyrmgear. I have to say that I’m not such a fan of the bones stuff. It reminds me too much of the D&D miniatures, even though the plastic seems a bit better. The price is right if you need bulk amounts though.

    You can use Gesso for priming just about anything. I do, and have been for decades. It works great on pewter and plastic. Can’t say how it works for resin. With the right medium it is even airbrush-able.

    • Yeah it’s definitely poor quality material, but for the cost (especially at Kickstarter prices) it’s acceptable. The random heap of stuff aspect’s not bad, either: I know I can look into that box of Bones and find something close to what I might need.

      That’s entirely with priming via gesso, though: if that hadn’t worked out, I’d have to call the whole mess a giant waste of money.

      I’d tried priming with acrylic gesso before: Wee Toy Soldiers (now long gone, which is a shame ’cause it was amazing) did a great job of talking it up. I didn’t care for it… but I’m glad I thought to give it a try with this stuff.

  • Sean Parker

    Even with the quality of the plastic they use, the minis are still rather detailed and I must admit, they paint up really nice. And for the cost, you cant beat them.
    I love that Clockwork Dragon.

    • It definitely comes out okay in the cost/quality equation.