After Paul tagged me for the Dragon metal tag I had no choice but to man up and come up with something. Consider the previous entries and you'll realise I had to come up with something unusual to stay clear from the paths my WIPster friends had explored already.
That's why I thought of coming up with something new. The Dragon metal tag challenge is here to boost our imagination and creativity so I thought I'd push the limits of the concept a bit.
When it comes to modelling, my heart is always balancing between sci-fi and fantasy and dragons are most usually associated with fantasy...
So, if I were to take dragons into the future, what would be their equivalent ? Dinosaurs... Dinosaurs are the dragons from the future (read that a couple of times until it makes sense)
Dinosaurs are a huge part of retro sci-fi and the way I see, it' because they can pretty much be copy-pasted as they are and they still are a formidable threat with the added advantage to have existed and thus being "real" letting the "sci" in sci-fi take all its sense. Yes, dinosaurs are our own earthly monsters
I've made the rider a noble (using a Bratt for confrontation) to keep the link with the medieval lore with a 40k equivalent and I've tried to make a contrast between the dino itself and the rider, suggesting the rider is probably not attached to his mount but used to changing every now and then.
Now I feel a bit relieved to have this cleared, I'll tag my excellent friend Colin who should be able to come up with something both cool and new and in no time.