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    Awesome!!! Always wanted to be one of the Cool Kids!! HEY!!! I figured out how to get the badge working!! Extra Awesome! :) Well... I'm sure there are few more than I'm remembering right now.... I was on a such a mad rush to finish this thing, with my vacation 6 vacation days and the occasional distraction, that there were a couple days that just seemed to be paint/sleep/paint/sleep... next thing I know it's 4am and I've been sitting there since 8pm kind of days... and now that's it's done, I kind of miss it. Freedom is a bit scary.... I'm already looking at my row of Dragons and trying to decide who's up next!! Challenges? First of all I'm colorblind on the red/green spectrum so anytime I delve into those colors I'm always a bit concerned. I pretty much only see the bright solid core colors there, and any of the gradations get muddy REAL fast. For home games with close friends who feels they can't paint at all... I roll with it. Posting pictures online in a community like this? Yeah, that was an added level of stress I don't care for. But yes, that's the reason for the bright colored dragon heads. I really don't care much for the muted more realistic colors... I like my colors BRIGHT and POWERFUL! Still even with that issue, I have painted a LOT of figures over the last decade I'd say... and it was still fun to actually enter this kind of challenge and see how I stack up in the big time ;) Horror Stories? Probably Mold lines. I have issues with them hiding on my ANYWAY... but with this timeline I tried scraping them off as I went, but every time I got a 3rd layer or something done on a part BAM! There was another one. Some I could fix up, but I left a lot more than I would have liked. Drybrushing was the big one. My preferred Dry brush is rather large... and trying to get the same kind of effect with these tiny brushes was frustrating to the say the least. Especially with all those spurs and claws and teeth that had actually rather nice sculpting, but I don't think I got nearly the details picked out that I would have normally. All in all, It was a lot of fun and I enjoy completing a challenge.

    Obviously I need a bigger light box too :D

    I watched as it crawled from the ruins of it's ancient temple. In it's scales I could see eternity and it's wings were the fury of the storms itself. It's spine glowed brightly with and when it opened it's mouths death came as it spewed forth the power of the elements itself. Regardless of the name you knew it by.. Tiamat, Takhisis, Ma'al Drakar... This was the god of the dragons... Ma'al Drakar My intentions were pretty ambitious with this one, not sure how well I hit them... I loved the idea of this being a god with a body like Marvel's eternity and I also liked the idea of just seeing lighting and fury inside of the wings. I also tried for a godzilla spine effect that travels up it's body and out through the mouths... I put a bit of breath weapon color in the mouths, but i don't think that showed up to well. All in all, I think it went pretty well for a first 7-day challenge....and with my work schedule i'm used to horrendous sleep schedules... but even that was pushing it this time! Next week.... SLEEP!!!

    Ok... if I had planned ahead better... I would be 100% done right now. As it is, I'm about 98%. Technically everything is painted, soooooo SUCCESS!!! But I still want to dry brush the wing spurs a bit more... and I used so much retarder medium that it will take some time to dry. Should have done the spurs first. So tomorrow or maybe tonight all I have left are the touch ups and gluing the wings on and I'll clock this finished!! Can't wait to hear feedback with the finished pictures.... I worried I may have gone overboard on the body, but the wings are just how I'd pictured them for my dragon god :D

    Yeah, it's tricky to see with the smartphone camera. It was base painted with palmer prisms 'snow', washed/glazed with craftsman 'gray', then highlighted again with the 'snow' Then the blue ridge, and the ivory/brown/ivory/white on all the bone/horn spikes

    Slow day today, but got the wings base coated. May stay up and finish the bone spurs.... which would get me a technical complete... but getting sleepy. The wing pattern is going to be ambitious with a lot of retarder so I expect to get that done all at once during the slow dry. Definitely seeing a finish line here!!

    Thanks :) They're pretty big and awkward, so I'll be painting them separately then attach them when they're done. Center neck was tough to paint without it being separate like the others. Ma'al is an awkward beast I'll say!!

    May be done with this half now. All heads glued on, body may be overdone but hopefully look cool when finished. Now it looks like about 3+ days to get the wings done... should be doable :D

    Definitely feeling the fatigue and insanity settling in... yesterday was probably 8-10 hours....got about 5 so far today. Mostly on tiny detail work. Time for a break. Back to the grindstone in a couple hours :)
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    Feels like I'm spending a lot of time on the neck/heads... but that's where most of the personality is.... so that's probably right. Still looking at the big blank wings... probably better get those started soon... bare minimum I gotta get all the surfaces painted. Then I can get ambitious :D
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    So far today has been working on some dark washes, and trying to get all little bits and spots that the paint hasn't covered.... and there seem to be tons on the black...
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    Okay, time to interrupt paint for actual game night! Also some drying time will come in handy.
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    Today is base coat the beast!!
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    First night I'll call a sucess. I may tweak the base later depending on the dragon details and what I acomplish. ... but for now, I'll call the base good enough. Tomorrow.... the dragon begins.