I missed Cato on his initial release, but once his mount Ladon became I available I knew I’d eventually make him mine. Plus, his Exilii benefits give me an excuse to buy whatever other models from the line appeal to me. Win-win?
I’ve been doing a lot of greens and reds, so I decided to focus on blue for Cato. As usual, the Arena Rex models are beautiful, if finicky in the thin parts.
Ladon followed my usual approach for beast models. Airbrush the main color, with some highlights and modulation. Then wash and drybrush. The drybrush falls apart if you look very closely, but otherwise I’m happy.
Like Caho-Ta, I drilled a small hole for a magnet so that I can add/remove the rider as desired. The spear is metal, where the rest of the model is resin. This has the advantage of not being droopy like some other thin pieces, but it bends super easily.
Compared to Proximo, Atrox is just a tiger. While he may not be the most spectacular creature out there, there’s a ton of great detail in the model.
My color choice came out much less orange than I had intended. The stripes also leave something to be desired. On the other hand, I’m quite satisfied with the whites on the face and paws, and I fixed a nasty gap in the hips.