Ooh I’ve got some lovely beasts for you today. From the Mekongese jungles of South Terra Nova come lizard riders – a team and a squad, ready for action in Heavy Gear Blitz.
These aren’t the official models – rather they are official southern infantry converted and mounted on 10mm scale dinosaur models from Magister Militum with green stuff saddles. I think they look rather nice though and show a bit more variety than the standard models from Dream Pod 9. I think they might also work out a bit cheaper!
The lizard rider observer team uses the Gasosaur model from Magister Militum, which you can find here:
The lizard rider infantry squad would normally be 2 or 3 lizard riders on a 40mm base, but I decided to go with two lizards of different sizes, one with 2 riders. I used the Baryonyx for the big guy and his smaller cousin is a Deinonychus (my favourite dinosaur growing up!).
My friend Ten-Six says she thinks Baryonyx sounds like the name of a soul singer. I can’t get that image out of my head now.
Hope you’ve enjoyed these little beasts. I had a lot of fun painting them!