Middle-earth has many legends and frightening tales about dragons. They fight with a fury that few creatures can match - a slash of their talons can break any shield wall and a snap of their jaws can bite a man in two!
Recently, me and a friend of mine bought two dragons from a toy store. They are made of plastic and painted with bright colours, one red and one blue. Mine is the blue one. They didn't stand on any base, as they were not miniatures but just toys for little children.
It was time for work! I decided to start with the red dragon. First, I used a GW base as a model to cut two pieces of wood of the same dimensions. After that, we made a drawing and marked the places, where the feet of the red dragon will stand on the base.
The Red dragon toy
The wooden base
The drawing with future dragon's footsteps.
Then, I used a piece from a super market food tray to make the pavement and hard paper for the paved road, as well as some plastic trunks and barrels to store the dwarven gold.
I needed some golden coins to fill the trunks. First, I cut the upper part of the two trunks with a little saw and then I sliced five spears into small round pieces which would become the coins. After that I glued them on the open trunks. That was a real torture!
Pegs was a contribution of my wife!
The stones of the paved road are grooved with a pen. Finally, I used sand, little rocks and white glue for the debris here and there.
The trunks and barrels
When the glue got dry, I sprayed the whole base with black colour.
That's it for today! Stay tuned for the painting of the base!