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Kabuki Miniatures Dragon Queen WIP

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It was requested that I begin a Work In Progress thread for this piece.  I don’t normally do WIP threads, so if anyone is looking for more detail, let me know.

 

This model represents a bunch of firsts for me.  This is my first bust, first resin, first model airbrushed, and first attempt at zenithal priming.

 

The model comes in 5 pieces:  The base, neck, and back of the head are the bulk, followed by the face/muzzle, and left/right horns.  The Queen makes the fifth piece. Assembly was fairly easy and straightforward.  Each piece received a good wash in soapy water.  When dry, I super-glued things together, but there were a couple gaps that needed to be taken care of.  I didn’t take any pictures at this stage.  The gap was where the face met the horns on each side.

 

After the putty cured, I broke out the airbrush and gave it a coat of Vallejo Black surface primer, followed by a zenithal coat of Vallejo White.

 

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For the Queen, she has been mounted on a straight pin and cork.  The model came with a hole pre-drilled in both Queen, and the dragon horn on which she sits. At this stage she has received the same zenithal primer coat, a single coat of MSP Tanned Shadow, and the eyes have been started.  Just need to shape them back into looking like eyes.

 

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Comments and critiques welcome.

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Off to a good start!!

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I was thinking of buying this bust myself, still need to paint like 10 more I already have..

 

So very interested!!!

 

GO GO GO!!!!!

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Worked on eyes this evening.

 

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wow.. gorgeous work on those eyes..

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Those eyes are great!

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14 hours ago, SamuraiJack said:

wow.. gorgeous work on those eyes..

 

2 hours ago, Xherman1964 said:

Those eyes are great!

Agreed!!

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Very cool bust, and yep, them some gorgeous eyes!

 

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I haven't done much on this one recently, but I managed to down the based shadows and a little on the jaw horns.  Plans are light for the next couple evenings, so I'm hoping to get more done.

 

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Let me be the first to tell you that those are some amazing eyes you have painted.

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3 minutes ago, lowlylowlycook said:

Let me be the first to tell you that those are some amazing eyes you have painted.

 

I must give credit to the excellent tutorial written by Guindyloo.

 

 

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Wasn't able to make as much progress this week as I wanted, but was able to get a mid-tone layer of Bones Dragon Red down on half the model.

 

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I know everyone has already said it, but oh my lord those eyes are stunning!

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Progress!!!!

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I'm glad you found my eye tutorial useful! You did a great job!

I look forward to seeing what else you do with this model!

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