Yes, another ProLogue by yours truly.
For as long as I have collected 40k, in my quirky way, I have always loved the Aztecs and their ways, so naturally I always had a soft spot for the reptillian Lizards of Lustria. Finding myself with access to loose change and being on location to do so, I purchased myself a Lizardmen Batallion, and some Water Effects, to begin my plunge into Fantasy.
As I'm also starting up an Imperial Guard army, I'd like these to be dual projects, one to compliment and motivate the other, if I bore of blacks and greys, I can paint blues and golds, and vice versa.
But I digress so onwards...
- Painting has not yet commenced
- Bases are to be Swamp bases; like this
, or something more complex: Cutting bits out of the base, GS-ing a 'cup' under the base covering the whole, painting the base (inside of GS cup as a greenish colour), water effects in the cup.
I want the bases to be 3D whilst maintaing the models at the right LoS height, so this seems to be the most viable way.
-Fluff (the larger section for this post until assembly/painting begins)
(a made up god) is the a God of Mystery and Shadow, he is all but lost to time, having been removed from the runes and carvings by the Slann. Unknownst to the Slann, Ibu is crucial in the Old Ones Great Plan, however the reason for his removal was that there had been no spawnings of warriors that bore the shadowy black crest that represented Ibu. Then recently a while a Skink scouting party from Tlaxtlan were scouting past the ruins of Tlax, they encountered groups of Skinks, and later Chameleon Skinks unlike they had seen before.
The 'new' Skinks were on first glance the same as themselves, with teal coloured skin and deep blue scales, it wasnt until these Skinks raised their crests in anger at the intrusion, that the Tlaxtlan Skinks saw the black membrance between the crest and neck of the Skinks. After establishing a mutual distrust the Tlaxtlan Skinks were escorted towards the East Waters, upon reaching the coast, they were led into the swamps just inland from the Tuok River. Here they encountered a strange sub-species of Chameleon Skink, the Skinks still were able to blend into the terrain seamlessly, but in appearence were completely dissimilar to the normal Chameleons. They also appeared to be normal Skinks, sporting the same crest-to-neck membrance unlike average Chameleons, their skin was still teal, but their scales and crest were of the same shadowy black as the 'new'skinks, and their membrance colour was a yellowy-orange colour.
As they moved on, now escorted by more Skinks, and the Chameleons, they came to the ruins of a Fortress, as they neared more and more Lizardmen appeared, all seemed to sport some form of black spawn markings. Upon reaching the base of the Fortress, a Scar-Leader, mounted on a Carnosaur approached, demanding to know why the trespassers had entered the lands of Ibu Shenka. After much deliberation and negotiation the Tlaxtlan Skinks were released and returned to Tlaxtlan, there they notified their Slann of the return of the Shadowed Ones, the Forgotten.
Altun Ha, is the name of the Fortress, 'the Forgotten' call themselves, 'Chosen Shadows' and wait in their territory until they are given the sign to help in their place of the Old One's Great Plan
So they are painted as the normal blue Lizardmen, with black spawn markings,
Skinks are Skinks, Chameleon Skinks are painted as in fluff, all creatures used by the Chosen Shadows (Carnosaurs, Cold Ones, Stegadons) are painted like this
That's all I have off the top of my head for them at the moment so we'll see how we go.