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Offline Basementboy

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Tolkien dragons!
« on: December 04, 2023, 10:54:33 PM »
Looking for “tolkienesque” sculpts for an Age Of Stars era Morgoth army, but most dragon sculpts nowadays seem to be made for D&D- flashy, brightly coloured, and not really fitting the dark ages fantasy theme I’m going for. Any recommendations?
Anything is much appreciated, thanks in advance ;)

Offline jeffreythancock

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2023, 02:17:49 AM »
Do you have am image you can share of your vision of a Tolkienesque dragon?  Might help!

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2023, 07:41:52 AM »
brightly coloured

That's up to your own painting style rather than the sculpt, wouldn't you say?  ;)
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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2023, 07:45:03 AM »
This one is pretty much Glaurung.


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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2023, 07:46:55 AM »
My favorite is someone here on LAF did, using a Schleich plastic dragon without it's wings for Glaurung.
I've seen at least two people using toy dragons.

North Star's Oathmark Dragon is also inpired by Tolkien.

Otherwise maybe some old Ral Partha dragons, the ones that were once sold by Citadel too.
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Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2023, 07:56:43 AM »
The old Essex dragon is still available - none more old-school!


Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2023, 08:22:17 AM »
This is the Schleich conversion by James Morris that area23 mentioned (and very impressive it is too!):


https://mogsymakes.net/2021/10/27/glaurung-the-first-dragon-of-middle-earth/

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2023, 08:56:46 AM »
Here is a dragon from Grenadier I am working on:



You can read about my project here: "Here be dragon!"
« Last Edit: December 05, 2023, 08:58:56 AM by Hammers »

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2023, 10:39:29 AM »
GW do (or did?) a pretty good Smaug, which might fit the bill. Obviously winged though...
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Offline DalyDR

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2023, 03:00:09 PM »
You can still get the wingless "Fire Dragon" from Mithril Miniatures, which I think is quite nice.

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2023, 03:40:33 PM »
I find the Mithril dragons somewhat lacking.

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2023, 04:45:01 PM »
This one is 70509 Fighting Dragon from Schleich, that I bought in 2020, but it is not in the current range.
I repainted it.

« Last Edit: December 05, 2023, 04:47:32 PM by Mick_in_Switzerland »

Offline Silent Invader

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2023, 05:21:05 PM »
The old Essex dragon is still available - none more old-school!



I like that …. I wonder how big it is
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Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2023, 06:28:53 PM »
here's the previous threadomancy

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=133849.0

either find one you like and rip the wings off, or litterly search for glaurung 28mm or wingless dragons/serpents/lizards until you get something you like

The old grenadier dragons in style where meant to be very D&D in appearance, as quite a few were licensed for that. anyhoo link above gives some great ideas

Offline Basementboy

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Re: Tolkien dragons!
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2023, 09:29:09 PM »
That's up to your own painting style rather than the sculpt, wouldn't you say?  ;)
Caught out by my own poor wording once again! Thanks to all those who suggested something despite my error- the recommendations are very helpful ;)

 

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