|The whole saurian regiment.|
|The lizardman champion is part of the Stegadon Crew I got at a bitz store.|
|The bruisers are old Saurus warriors with newer weapon swaps.|
|I got these older-model archers in the same eBay lot as the Sauruses (Sauri?).|
|The melee warriors are either Stegadon Crew or Skink bits I got for cheap on eBay. The spears are 1/72 scale replacements, so they didn't look ridiculous.|
|The comparison shot with Sven the 1/72 comparison viking. They are a bit cartoony, but the Skinks and their friends hold up very well as 1/72 scale cold-blooded antagonists.|
Things that worked less well: I'm developing a love-hate relationship with The Dip. I thinned it with some Naptha thinner, and it more or less behaved the way I wanted. But it was probably a bad idea to dunk these figures in the dip directly, with all their splayed limbs and crevasses. The sorcerer and archers are single-piece figures with more compact poses, so it was easier for me to wipe off the excess dip; it's not surprising that The Dip had the best effect on them. If I had applied The Dip with a brush on the others, they might have looked less splotchy. The Dip I use is also toxic, messy, difficult to clean, and apparently takes longer to dry than I thought (by the way, thanks to the TMP guys for your tips!). In the future I may try something else, like water-based floor polish mixed with paint or ink.
The lizardmen were a huge effort to assemble and paint, but I really do like the overall results. I'm still very glad my next project will be dudes in simple, monochromatic robes.