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Author Topic: Dragons from the Golden Age (New - Asgard Great Emerald Dragon)  (Read 5444 times)

Offline Admiral Benbow

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In 2010 I posted most of my warbeasts and some dioramas from the eighties and announced to post my dragons and dragon dioramas here as well. The old thread can be found here:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=18262.0

So, let's start with the "Rattenkönig" (King of the rats). With inspiration drawn from many sources, among them The Lord of the Rings, Rodney Matthews, Patrick Woodroffe and other artists, it's settled somewhere in the dark wastes around Mordor.







Some very early miniatures were used:

Two of the very first Citadel dragons, painted in oils ...





one of the Citadel LotR-range eagles ...



Citadel Hobgoblin, Chaos jester, Uruk Hai, Oger on a modified Ral Partha war machine ...





... and a hooded assassin at the back ...



... and of course lots of rats:




Some smaller guests appear in the back: the first Gollum miniature, a frog and a snake around the swamp:






Nostalgia. Enjoy!

 :)



« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 07:35:51 PM by Admiral Benbow »

Offline Steam Flunky

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 05:10:19 PM »
I dont think i have ever seen this diorama of yours Michael.
Super!
Looking forward to some more.
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Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 05:42:21 PM »
I also can't remember seeing this ever before! Another piece of art :-* Amazing creaton, Michael, thanks for sharing it with us.

Offline Legion1963

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 05:57:30 PM »
This is the stuff of dreams. Pure gold. And one of the main reasons i started painting miniatures myself. I too cannot live without creativity. Thanks for sharing.  8)
« Last Edit: July 07, 2014, 05:38:12 PM by Legion1963 »

Offline Diakon

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 06:45:52 PM »
Beautiful. Love every detail.  :-*

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 07:14:16 PM »
Excellent work Michael  :-* :-*

Nostalgia at it's best  8)

cheers

James

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 07:37:38 PM »
WONDERFULLY DONE & HIGHLY IMAGINATIVE...like so many of your LOVELY creations. This is the stuff of PURE INSPIRATION.
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Offline Timotl

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 07:06:41 AM »
The Golden Age is right! That is some seriously old skool goodness right there! Thanks for posting these pics up for us to enjoy! Keep 'em comin' in you got more!!!

Offline Michka

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 08:28:23 AM »
Thank you for adding the link to your other golden age thread. I have to admit I didn't read many of the posts because I was too busy looking for the next photo. These are the kind of images that got me into the hobby. Amazing dioramas and paintings that drove you to grab a brush. It was an inspiration to not just mimic the work of others, but to create something personal.   

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2014, 08:32:07 AM »
Lovely  :-*

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2014, 12:51:50 PM »
Great stuff Michael, as always! Totally and utterly insane, but great!  ;D Love the organic pieces used. Have it survived intact over the years? I imagine all the lichen and stuff to go a bit brittle with time...
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Offline Admiral Benbow

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2014, 07:48:54 PM »
Great stuff Michael, as always! Totally and utterly insane, but great!  ;D Love the organic pieces used. Have it survived intact over the years? I imagine all the lichen and stuff to go a bit brittle with time...

Well, it's pretty much in good shape. And what does time mean ... the organic shapes at the sides of the warmachine are pieces of fossil starfish shells I collected in Tuscany many years ago. They are some million years old and will stand a couple more, I'm sure ...  lol


I also can't remember seeing this ever before! Another piece of art :-* Amazing creaton, Michael, thanks for sharing it with us.

Most of my dioramas and vignettes have been published through the years here and there, but this one has never been before (as far as I remember ...). But it's nice to have some surprise treasures laying around.  :D


Offline Mason

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2014, 07:52:30 PM »
Seriously stunning.
A real blast from the past with some of those classic miniatures.
 :-* 8) :-*


What else are you hiding from us?
 :D


Offline thebinmann

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2014, 07:55:05 PM »
Stunning!

Thanks a lot

Offline Funghy-Fipps

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Re: Dragons from the Golden Age
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2014, 09:49:08 PM »
Awe-inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

 

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