As the title implies, I decided to print myself a Drogon for the CMON Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game! I absolutely love the game, but as of yet, there are no dragons. I got a hankering to rectify that situation and took to the interwebs to find a 3D model. I was not disappointed! gambody.com had an exquisite 3D model, sculpted by Xander3D. I bit the bullet, and purchased the stl files, despite being a total and complete 3D printing noob. This was going to be a challenge of epic proportions.
To wrap it all up, I built up the base further with some stones and rocks. I then drybrushed it with different shades of grey, and then added some sand in assorted colours to break it up. I covered the remaining exposed surface of the base in the same sand I use to base my armies. I glued Drogon to his base, and then gave the whole thing a good coat of Testos Dullcote, my favourite varnish for all hobby needs. I finished the base with some small tufts of grass. I would have added some flock as well, but didn't want to commit this theming to either warm or cold climates (since in the show he was in both environments).
I included Roose Bolton in one of the photos to give you a sense of scale with the other models.
His finished size is 15" tall, a whopping 24" from wing to wing, and around 11" from front to back.
Drogon, pictured above taking on some Lannister Halberdiers!
Because I'm crazy, just building this model was not good enough. I wanted to play with it! So I set out to make in-game rules for him. In consultation with my wonderful boyfriend/arch-nemesis (he's a Lannister player... enough said lol), I wrote up a set of stats and special rules. He is 40 points, the cost of an average army. Seems fair lol... He hasn't been fully play-tested yet, I hope to do so in the days to come. I expect his rule set to change and evolve as he gets play, the goal being as balanced a profile as possible. To further demonstrate my obsession with this game, I built a custom Unit Card Template and formatted his rules properly. I even hunted down the same font used on the real cards. Had to play a little fast and loose with the spacing of the text because his rules required so much explanation. Now for the fun part... WE PLAY! :D
3D Model - Xander3D on Gambody.com
3D printing, model building, painting and finishing - Aelia Petro
Digital Painting of Drogon - ertacaltinoz on deviantart.
Celtic Dragon Art for the borders - Kevin Dyer.
Dragon stats, rules, and profile by Aelia Petro
A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game by CMON
This project is completely not-for-profit. It is entirely for fun.
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