So as Dinovember comes to a close there is just enough time for one last prehistoric beastie to shuffle off the painting table. Not technically a dinosaur, the Glyptodon was a large, 'armoured' mammal, not dissimilar to an armadillo that lived during the Pleistocene period.
This lump of resiny goodness is a DeeZee Miniature purchased through the consistently reliable 'Arcane Scenery & Models', a company that never fails to deliver top quality service. It comes with a substantially moulded base with rocks and vegetation and in the end I opted to keep it as it was, with just the addition of a few tufts.
He is quite a chunk of resin as you can see from the above picture, especially in comparison to Lofty Earnshaw, a 'Copplestone Castings' Dinosaur hunter. Unsure how to paint him, I opted for a 'beaver' look for the head and then built the 'armour' up with a succession of dry brushed layers.
So as we usher in December it is time for me to head up to the loft to dig out the Christmas decorations, but before I do, I can enjoy one last look at the fun that was Dinovember. Not a bad little haul and although a piece of self indulgent nonsense it did prove a wonderful opportunity to clear away some bits and pieces, that had for far too long, been cluttering up the painting table.
Excellent work as always. Nice to see a hunter for scale as well. I am beginning to think there are too many monthly painting themes. It would not be so bad if they were listed at the beginning of the year, maybe they are, if so let me know where.ReplyDelete
Always a joy to see your brush work.
Think you Clint as for themed months I would be you as I hate not been able to do what I want - it was just that I had so much dinosaur nonsense to finish!Delete
very nice, it looks alive!ReplyDelete
Thank you Luca, I was really pleased with how well he came out.Delete
He looks great! I always liked this animal, so many fun animals from the 'mega mammal' era. I'm pretty sure you should have every month be Dinovember.ReplyDelete
Thank you, like you I've always had a soft spot for these giant mammals.Delete
Just great work Michael , great paint !ReplyDelete
Thank you Vincent.Delete
He looks just great Michael!ReplyDelete
Thank you Christopher.Delete
Excelent work Michael!ReplyDelete
You are too kind Phil.Delete
Nice one. reminds of the ones from IceageReplyDelete
Glyptodon1: So, where's Eddie?
Glyptodon 2: Oh, he said something about being on the verge of an evolutionary breakthrough.
Eddie runs off a cliff - Eddie: Look, I'm flying! ...THUD!!!
Glyptodon1: Some breakthrough.
You'e got to feel for Crash & Eddie - comic genius!Delete
Very cool. Nice subtle banding on the carapace. Dinovember ends with a bang.ReplyDelete
Thank you Finch.Delete
As always, another beautifully imagined creature; the figure itself is quite a monster !ReplyDelete
It is certainly bigger than I though it was when I was painting it.Delete
Que bueno,una pieza interesante,para sacar un a buena escena
Hmmm, a prehistoric cross between a giant beaver and a tortoise. Clearly a genetic experiment by those pesky ETs.ReplyDelete
Lovely work as always Michael.
Genetically modified dinosaurs - now there's an idea!Delete
Amazing! He's quite a big beast. As Tamsin already stated I'm sure this must be some evil genetic experiment.ReplyDelete
His face is wonderfully realistic nice to see him next to a hunter it realy shows the scale of the beast. I'll be sorry to see Dinovember go.ReplyDelete
Thank you Robert, I was pleased with the face.Delete
What's his name?ReplyDelete
Now there is a question - there is a touch of the Brian about him!Delete
Wonderful finish to a great run! I really like what you did with his shell.ReplyDelete
Thank you Monty, it has certainly been great fun.Delete
very nice model painting.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jay.Delete
some top painting from you, you finished on a highReplyDelete
Thank you Ian, I wasn't convinced this was going to work as well as it it did so really pleased.Delete
Fantastic work as always, Michael. You truly bring your creations to life - this particular guy has a benevolent look about him. Best, DeanReplyDelete
He does have such a forlorn look, perhaps he knows he is about to become extinct!Delete
The work you do on the terrain is just about as perfect as you can get...ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Captain.Delete
: ) Very nice work. The miniature does look like it is alive. I wondered what they would taste like barbecued? Would feed an army I would imagine...ReplyDelete
To be honest, Glyptodon isn't the tastiest of meats, but you do get marvellous crackling.Delete
Worth waiting for I hear, it is just getting past the shell that is the hard part.Delete
what a painting work !! perfect !!ReplyDelete
this dinocember start very well !
Thank you so much Sam, I was delighted with how he turned out.Delete
You've maganged to paint those striations vertically on the shell and hit your highlights on the horizontal as the shell goes up and around. Again your blends are perfect and you brush control masterful. You are getting better so quickly I will never keep up with you.ReplyDelete
I went back and read all of Dinovember as I couldn't bear to miss your Dino's.
Hi lovely to hear from you Anne, we've been worried. Thank you fro j=kind words, but as you know my hobby is all about fun and these have been just that. I am really pleased you like them.Delete
I often looked at this miniatures but somehow managed resisted to buy it as it isn't your regular dangerous animal for a lost world setting but yours looks very nice!ReplyDelete
I know exactly what you mean, but I have to confess that I'm really pleased with how it turned out.Delete
Awesome work I really like how you've achieved the mottled shell on him. I've just had myself chuckling as one of these in the Ice Age movies decides he can fly and jumps off a cliff lolReplyDelete
Thank you Simon and you got to love Ice Age!Delete
Very cool job, you may not believe but we just watched Groundhog Day with the kids on DVD for the first time... yup its an armoured groundhog ;-)ReplyDelete
An armoured groundhog - genius!Delete
The colouring on this is superb, wonderful painting Michael.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pat, it just seemed to come together rather well.Delete
Excellent stuff, sir! Dinovember has been great to follow.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jon, I may have to try again next year.Delete
I think you can consider Dinovember a cracking success sir!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mate, same again net year then!Delete
Splendid Glyptodont, Mr Awdry! My hat is off to you, Sir!ReplyDelete
Thank you Ev.Delete
You're too kind Sir.Delete
Excellent piece of work Michael! Great final result of Dinovember!ReplyDelete
Thank you Peter, it has been great fun.Delete
Just wonderful! I like them all. Great work!ReplyDelete
Thank you Bruno.Delete
I definitely thought beaver.Nice theme and output.ReplyDelete
Excellent, thank you Sean.Delete
Top painting once again my friend!!!!ReplyDelete