Category Archives: Dragon Rampant

Arkanaut Frigate

This is the first GW model I have seen in ages that I could be persuaded to purchase, especially with my steampunk fixation still running high. I say “could”, as at £50 (US$80) it is a significant amount of cash.

It should be available with 10% off from an independent reseller, which would make it £45.

Clockwork Dragon Wings

A few weeks ago, I started to put together my Reaper Bones Clockwork Dragon. I had to do some boiling water reshaping of the legs to get them all level, but I am getting quite good at that with plastic models.

I was not happy with the position of the wings as they stuck straight up. I wanted them spread out a bit more.

It was actually easier than I thought it was going to be, the wing tabs just needed a small bit of trimming to get them to the required angle. I also drilled and used a small pin to add a bit of strength.
Where the wings join the body still needs some work, a bit of plastic to cover the tab and a cog or two to hide the join.

Reaper Clockwork Dragon

One of the models I picked up on my visit to the USA last year was a Reaper Bones Clockwork Dragon. I had spotted online that a few people had added extra cogs which looked rather cool. So not wanting to let a good idea go uncopied, I decided to unashamedly rip it off.
clockwork-dragon-2The default position for the wings is vertically straight up. To me, these look a bit to close together and parallel with each other. I am going to position the wings so they are angled out a little, or perhaps a lot. I just have to be brave and start cutting into the hinges. I’m sure the cat will help…

I found some cogs on eBay and a small bag arrived all the way from the far east for a few pennies.

A Dragon For Dragon Rampant

After several games of Dragon Rampant, I really thought it was time to have a game that actually includes a Dragon.

This is another of those models that has been kicking around in the Loft Full Of Lead for many years. I think my girls persuaded me to buy it when they accompanied me on a trip to a wargames store.
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This is a Reaper Dragon that I originally undercoated black and then decided I wanted it in a much lighter final colour. I also noticed on the underside of the base that it is a Bob Olley sculpt.
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Just before the weather got really cold and damp, I managed to get it resprayed in white and then did a quick green paint job so it will fit with the rest of the Treefolk warband.

It will get its first outing tonight!