Age of Sigmar: Dracoth

Roar! The Stormcast Eternals get a commander on a honkin’ big dragon-thing to lead their army. This is a Lord-Celestant on a Dracoth; the model comes from the Age of Sigmar base box.

The Lord-Celestant himself has the same color scheme as the rest of the Stormcast, with additional gold on the molded armor plates. He also gets a fancy helmet and crest to further differentiate him from the mass of troops. His cape has a nice black and bone-white reverse scheme to give it visual energy.

The Dracoth on the other hand is much more complicated. The client wanted a turquoise color for the scaly skin. This works as a good contrast to the deep purple and bone of the army color scheme. The skin was created with a base of GW Incubi Darkness, followed by a highlight with Incubi Darkness/Administratum Grey. After that, a wash of Asurmen Blue gave it some depth. A second round of highlights used Darkness and white, followed by P3 Green Ink to turn the blue to turquoise. Teeth, horns and claws were picked out in Rakarth Flesh and white.

Gold and bronze trim on black armor plating and bone-white saddle and reins completed the Dracoth. I wanted his armor to follow the rest of the army, but worried using the purple would blend too much with the rider.

The model is nicely done, though it has some of the problems of all the Stormcast so far. The details of the riders are generic, lacking any real personality (a design choice to be sure, since the armor is a gift from Sigmar, but still dull to paint). The Dracoth is almost over detailed, with lots of decoration, some of which has little bearing on the overall look of the model. This a common problem with Age of Sigmar models so far. Not a deal-breaker, but annoying nonetheless.

I still have 4 more Dracothian riders, but these will at least be ‘basic’ troops instead of a character.


One Response to “Age of Sigmar: Dracoth”

  1. […] on the head separately; this was then attached. The drake’s scales were the same as the Dracoths I’ve painted before for the army.  I wanted to differentiate the spines from the teeth, […]

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