Sunday, July 12, 2015

Unboxing Vermithrax

I have been really into Dragons this year and while waiting on the new Reaper Kickstarter I found these to keep me busy (not like I don't have enough already)
Pegasus Vermithrax Pejorative.  This has always been one of my favorite Movie Dragons and has been what seems to be the inspiration of many other movie dragons to come.  Since the1981 dragon slayer movie, Dragons like Smuag, Reign of Fire, Harry Potter all seem to look like this.  But besides having a cool name Vermithrax pejoritive,  it was in it's time just a bad ass movie dragon with some cool special effects.  
I was looking on the Reaper forum for other dragon and someone mentioned this.  I was lucky to grab the last one on Amazon for under $50, under $50 and its a big piece of vinyl. The art work on the box is great and will act as a great painting guide. inside the box are a number of plastic bags with the various parts in them, an instruction guide (not to useful) and a gray base.
The base depicts the cave floor with what  I would assume is a lava (fire lake) setting. In other reviews I have read there seemed to be a big complaint on this piece being very thin,  I did not find this to really be the case, it is a simple hard plastic detailed base that seems to me to be sturdy enough, sure it's not resin but its not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

The bags contain the parts for Galin the Dragonslayer (seems a bit to big compared to what I would have thought the size of  the Dragon would be) And Vermithrax all in a red vinyl in 16 pieces.

I dry fitted the pieces together and they went to well really nice (the instruction say warping can be fixed with hot water)  It might have to be done on one peice and I can see some minor filling that might need to be done, but little else.
Comparison shot with two of my WIP frostgrave henchmen 28mm  (reaper miniature conversions)

I also got this Safariland Guardian dragon as I have had a good deal of fun in the past with repainting them.  It too is a pretty cool figure standing all noble like.  I had thought I would add a rider but I am having a hard time on a location for the saddle, if this was a real dragon you would have to surgically remove some of his back spikes (ouch) or leave them in and the rider would have to saddle up on them still in place (OUCHHH)  
Hope to have them painted soon(or someday) But I would recommend them to anyone who likes Dragons


pulpcitizen said...

Looks like a magnificent kit. Cool stuff. :)

Michael Awdry said...

Now who wouldn't want one of those? Wonderful stuff.

Simon Quinton said...

These look ace dude!