Sunday, 19 July 2015

Dinosaur or Monster?

      It's been a while since my blog was graced with a dinosaur, but now that's about to change. This is the Megalosaur from Antediluvian Miniatures*, one of the two victorian Crystal Palace dinosaurs. Now that I have said all that it's time for an omission; I'm not planning on using as a dinosaur, this thing just looked too generic monster for my liking. I can see this thing living in dark caves scaring the peasantry until a Knight came along to do his thing. Ok so I might have gotten a little carried away there.

* I'm really glad I only had to write that name and not pronounce it.

     I'm not going to take credit for this find though, I had one of those emails during the week from another guy at the club (Antmaster) who had obviously stumbled across this company himself, and I sold from the moment I saw it.

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      Now I have the photos up online I'm not sure about the base, I think that may be re-done in the future, but I think this thing will look amazing as part of a Dragon's Rampant army as a men-at-arms equivalent in the future.

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       I bought a few more bits as part of the same order that will be painted as part of my dinosaur project, but I haven't even started on them yet so they will have to be a topic for another day.

Thanks for reading.

8 comments:

  1. That's a Victorian pastiche of a dinosaur and would proudly grace any VSF or steampunk game.
    ; )
    Great paint job too!

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    1. Thanks Evan. That's kind of what I am thinking, why I didn't want to just bung it in with the rest of my dinosaurs, this feels special.

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  2. I've been coveting these for a while and now all resolve has evaporated! Great job Mike.

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    1. Thanks Michael. I like it when it's not just me that has weak will power.

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  3. Darn, that was quick. Did you pick up the adventurers too?

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    1. It's what I do! I didn't pick the adventurers up, really wasn't sure what I would do with them. Got a small packs worth of the flying dinosaurs, though. Have to say postage was a lot more reasonable than the terms page suggested it would be.

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  4. That is awesome, Mike! It looks very similar to the beast portrayed in the Nile mosaic of Palestrina - which is shown being hunted by native troops.

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    1. Thanks Dean. Native troops eh . . .

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