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#1 Planeflake

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

Would it be possible to get an extra set of shields for the Clockwork Dragon which appear closer to the concept art? possibly an extra tail option as the tail seems to lack a lot of detail from the concept art. Just thought if there was enough people interested could you make those parts removeable if there not already?

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#2 Heisler

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:17 PM

I suspect that we are only seeing a quick preview of the dragon and its not quite ready yet.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

Also I believe the clockwork dragons will come in several pieces which people can glue together as they choose.

Even if they don't, the Bones plastic is relatively easy to cut and reposition.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

I am not able to answer for Reaper, so the following are only my opinion. I think it would be easy to use inkjet printer decal paper to make the shield designs and then it becomes your concept as well. I didn't notice any loss of detail on the tail, just weathering. The tail just needs to be bent around to the left side of the dragon. This will be the test of seeing how easy it is to permanently bend Bones plastic
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

Reaper sells individual shield bits. I remember GW includes shields with its fantasy miniatures.

Freehand can be time consuming, but I'm seeing it more and more as a necessary skill.

Here're some shield freehand tutorials:
http://realmofchaos8...skulls-old.html
http://www.coolminio...ee-hand-designs

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:27 PM

The tail does look a bit less baroque than the sketch, though overall, the model is pretty close the concept art. Once reason it looks less detailed is the greyscale pencil sketch has more contrast for the details, where the preview is just green or white.

I am a tad disappointed that the shield is flat rather than embossed, though there was no specific word if this is the final or if the model was receiving further tweaks. Like say greenstuff embossing over the 3D printed shields.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:39 PM

The tail does look a bit less baroque than the sketch, though overall, the model is pretty close the concept art. Once reason it looks less detailed is the greyscale pencil sketch has more contrast for the details, where the preview is just green or white.

I am a tad disappointed that the shield is flat rather than embossed, though there was no specific word if this is the final or if the model was receiving further tweaks. Like say greenstuff embossing over the 3D printed shields.


If you browse the comments on the update it is officially stated that this is the finished model. The one caveat is that it wasn't assembled quite right for the photograph, the front kite shield should be positioned higher to cover the large rectangle. They also say its highly unlikely that different shield options will be included.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:44 PM

I may be in the minority, but I prefer the shields blank. I can paint on them whatever I wish that way. Moving the kite shield up would be better, yes.

Might end up buying multiple of these now. Hrm....

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:51 PM

Drawing some heraldry on the shields on this guy is going to be fun!
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:59 PM

Several mini kickstarters have revealed the amount people don't understand about the artistic process of creating minis. I love seeing the process, but I can understand why folks like the McVeys have stopped showing greens and probably won't be showing concept art in the future.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

Several mini kickstarters have revealed the amount people don't understand about the artistic process of creating minis. I love seeing the process, but I can understand why folks like the McVeys have stopped showing greens and probably won't be showing concept art in the future.

That is a shame. I know that I don't know a lick about the artistic process of creating miniatures, but I would really like to learn. The more I learn about an endeavor, the more I appreciate the results.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:41 PM

Yeah, it all seems very fun, actually! My local community college has a sculpture class that teaches design, sculpting, mold-making, and casting of models. I think I might audit that thing some time to see how well I do and learn something about the process.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:50 PM

Normally those are details I'm going to be painting back in!!!
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

While I think the tail would have benefited from more detail, like the underside blades near the base and the wider ring-like separations near the end, we did gain a lot from the sculpting process. We may have lost some detail, but we gained 28% MORE DRAGON! The Dragon was supposed to be 7" tall, and the concept made a lot of that wing. The actual model is "just under" 9" and the wings are scaled down from the concept, making it far larger.

Here is a rough scale shot based on the description we have.

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That skeleton is # 02225, not a puny model in man sized category, with his base he really is 1.5"tall.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:36 PM

I wants one in metal.
I wants one in metal.
I wants one in metal.

I've paid considerably more over $100 for things less awesome than this.

I wants one in metal.
I wants one in metal.
i wants one in metal.
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