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OneBoot is INSANE! Ma'al Drakar in 7 days Challenge

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1 minute ago, Thes Hunter said:

In that pose, he looks just like my Bishop when he's asking Ripley to stop beating up on him. 

 

:lol: I keep thinking how much he looks like he's being tickled, and is rolling around laughing hysterically and begging for it to stop.

 

It's surprising how many dragon sculpts look like this when they're turned on their backs, actually.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Just now, Guindyloo said:

Are you leaving the heads off to paint? I was planning on assembling mine too, everything but the heads. 

 

Yes. Also the wings, since watching Ludo trying to paint around those gigantic flappy things looked like an exercise in frustration and angst. And my life already has enough angst. :lol:

 

I attached the leg so he'd have something to stand on, the necks so that I could blend the scales properly, and then the arms and tail because why not. If you're using GS, I'd highly recommend using a higher percentage of blue so that it sets faster and harder. At least, I'm hoping it will cure harder; it's certainly setting up faster at least.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Yay! the Oneboot party has started!!!!

 

Another large creature will bend to her will !

 

(her sanity might suffer but she will succeed  and if i was the cats I would hide or they might get painted as well)

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Guess I should finish up the write up on mine so everyone can learn from my mistakes.

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5 hours ago, Froggy the Great said:

That's what Bilbo Baggins hates;

So carefully, carefully, with the scaly pates!

I think this is most appropriate.

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2 hours ago, OneBoot said:

Thoughts:

-I really should have gotten the extra firm clay shapers.

Do you have any harder tools (wood or metal)?  I've seen other people using metal sculpting tools to good effect with green stuff, and wood tools (e.g., bamboo skewers, brush handles) can work well, too.  I've mostly used Milliput which works fine with those kinds of tools.

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43 minutes ago, Ludo said:

Guess I should finish up the write up on mine so everyone can learn from my mistakes.

 

You really did a great job for your first challenge! ^_^ Starting out with Ma'al as your first, in addition to your self-imposed time and location restrictions, was crazy tough, and you did a fantastic job.

 

18 minutes ago, Serenity said:

Do you have any harder tools (wood or metal)?  I've seen other people using metal sculpting tools to good effect with green stuff, and wood tools (e.g., bamboo skewers, brush handles) can work well, too.  I've mostly used Milliput which works fine with those kinds of tools.

 

I do have metal wax carving tools, somewhere, but I've found that because they're rigid, they tend to leave marks in the putty that are difficult to smooth away. I got it all figured out eventually, but in the future I'll look into combining the two (using the metal ones to do the grunt work, then the shapers to do the finer details and smoothing).

 

1 hour ago, robinh said:

(her sanity might suffer but she will succeed  and if i was the cats I would hide or they might get painted as well)

 

No felines were painted, intentionally or otherwise, but there were several Brown Liner casualties: my hands, keyboard, desk, wrist guards, headphone cord, shorts, mousepad and one knee. I, uh, tend to be a bit enthusiastic about slathering liner on stuff. :blush:

 

1.75 hours of work later, I've got two nicely blackened chicken wings, as well as the gold and brass heads:

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I'm going to give my eyes a break and do a load of dishes. By then, the greenstuff should be okay to gently scrub off. I'm going to liner the terrain and the other heads before I do that, though, to give it as much time as possible to set.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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5 hours ago, OneBoot said:

 

:lol: I keep thinking how much he looks like he's being tickled, and is rolling around laughing hysterically and begging for it to stop.

 

It's surprising how many dragon sculpts look like this when they're turned on their backs, actually.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

 

Guthrie dragons are notoriously ticklish and fond of belly rubs. 

 

3 hours ago, Ludo said:

Guess I should finish up the write up on mine so everyone can learn from my mistakes.

 

Photobucket ate my Ma'al badge, so I have to redo it.  I saw you finished, so when I get the new one done I'll reward you yours in your thread.  Just to let you know you're not being ignored.  ^_^

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You're off to a fine start!  I've got the metal sculpting tools, I should get some softer clay shapers for the finesse work. 

 

And I love how Buglips has practically promised your victory badge on day one!  ^_^

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11 hours ago, OneBoot said:

(sung to the tune of 15 Birds in 5 Fir Trees)

 

Ma'al Drakar
He's in my sink
Oh how shall I scrub
Off all of these things? 

 

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Big dragon Ma'al Drakar
Check out these wings! 
Oh what shall I do
With these giant floppy things? 
Oh what shall I do
With these giant floppy things? 

 

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Scrub 'em up good, then stew' em in a pot
Wash them, rinse them, with all I've got! 

 

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Snarl, shout, I'll scrub your snout
All of your teeth, and underneath
Until the fight, forum's delight
Ya hey! 

 

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Wash and scrub 'em, paint and glue' em
'Till scales gleam, and necks beam
'Till limbs squeak and plastic's sleek
Oil's gone, and greenstuff's on

 

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Assembled lie, beneath the sky
So Ma'al shall cry
And shine so bright, for our delight
Ya hey! 
Ya-harri-hey! 
Ya hoy! 

 

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Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

That was awesome!

Good luck!

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