D&D General Building a better Tiamat

dave2008

Legend
You are probably not surprised to know that I am a Tiamat fan. I purchased the recent WizKids Tiamat and it is great. However, I have also always loved the old D&D Cartoon Tiamat. I am also fascinated by the idea of a more horrific elder god/ primordial, Babylonian creation god chimeric version. So, I have decided to take an older, larger, and unfinished Tiamat mini of mine and modify it heavily to combine all three ideas into one ultimate Tiamat.

I will post the progress photos in this thread.

Project Ideas/Goals:
  • A larger Tiamat mini
  • Dragon heads in-line with larger red head similar to cartoon Tiamat
  • 2 pair of wings
  • Possibly 3 pairs of legs, one set possible smaller / vestigial
  • Possibly 3 tails.
Inspiration Images
My Tiamats - the one on the right will become the basis for my Ultimate Tiamat
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Inspiration Mini:
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D&D Cartoon Tiamat:
I always liked how the red had was larger/dominate. I also like the large teeth on the red. This are dragon slaying teeth.
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TSR Tiamat:
Old school look. I still like some of these designs better than the current generation. I also liked the description, though I wouldn't follow it explicitly:
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WotC Tiamat
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Babylonian Tiamat:
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WotC Io - I liked the 3 pairs of legs
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dave2008

Legend
I envision longer necks for the heads, like a hydra, rather than short necks like a chimera.
I see something like that. I see longer necks than the Wizkid model, but quite King Ghidorah length. If you look at the white model the necks are already longer than the WizKid version. Since that will be my base I will not deviate to much from that. The black, green, blue, and white necks might grow a little in length, but not to much. The red neck will be the same length or a little longer, but thicker so that it is proportionally shorter.

At least that is what I am currently thinking. I hope to do some sketches this weekend and then post them here.
 

dave2008

Legend
OK, some more reference photos of the mini I am starting with. Like I thought, these show me that the body and legs are to small for the massive heads and necks of this mini and I am only making them bigger. I also will have some trouble getting a 2nd pair of wings in their and the tail needs a massive upgrade as well.
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