. . . you might as well have a dragon! Several years ago I purchased at a Schleich plastic toy dragon for $12.00 US with the intent of using it for gaming. Now that I have a copy of Daniel Mersey's Dragon Rampant it was time to get the dragon ready.
The dragon before any work is down; it is extremely detailed, sturdy and well painted.
A 28mm Gripping Beast hard plastic Viking for scale.
It looks like the unfinished ECW Regiment have their pikes ready!
The dragon is mounted on a plywood base with a hot glue gun. The bases come 8 to a pack and can be purchased from Hobby Lobby in the USA for $2.99. I then painted on a few highlights for the horn, claws, teeth, tongue and under scales to make them look more realistic (I know, it's a dragon!). That took me all of maybe 10 minutes. The original colors are really good. Add some sand, paint the base and cover liberally with static grass and Ta - Dah: A dragon fit for battle.
The fairest of them all and her seven companions take on the dragon rampaging through the kingdom.