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Today I spent working the base.  Originally it looked like this -

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Unfinished, I was indecisive as to what color direction I wanted so I let it go until I knew where I was taking the dragon's colors.

 

Inspired by the pic I'd referenced earlier, the stone now looks like so -

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Tossed in some Camo Green where I wanted some mossy areas.  I then glued in some test patches of fine turf.   And I hated it.  Too fluffy!  Even though it was fine turf.  Attempting to remove what I could, I couldn't, of course, remove all of it and thought I might be doing a lot of scraping and repainting.  But then I stopped hating it after it was "mowed down".  Less is more.

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Primed the base plate.  Made some partially buried stones.  Gave the body its Nightshade Purple wash and ended the day with this -

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Will probably pull some stones from the garden to add more rocky texture before going crazy on the greenery.

 

I'm wondering if I can get her done in 2 weeks before I go on an out of town vacation.

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Progress on the body.  One side pretty much completed.  Spine still needs to be finished.

 

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And for comparison, here's the other side which I'll be completing next.

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I feel like I'm home stretching, but then I remember I still have the wings.

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On 1/28/2018 at 2:35 PM, Glitterwolf said:

Those scales are amazing!

I'm doing experimentation each time I change a color.  Deciding what's best for the different areas and colors I've chosen.  It does mean there's some variety of effects on the body parts, some better than others.  But it's been a great learning process seeing what happens and what I like when I do different techniques and combos.

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Woot!  Finished the main body last night at 3am.  Will be putting the first coat of sealer on it sometime today so I don't hurt it.  Probably when I need a break from the next step - the wings!

 

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Woke up early this morning because the brain said "You must paint!" and did a couple hours basing and color blocking to define where the light hits.  It's my day off, so let's see what I can get done today.  After breakfast.

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Well, didn't get as far as I wanted.  Naps.  They happen.

 

Got about a third of the way done.  Went drybrush heavy, then washed over.  Working on pulling out the spine details.

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Getting closer.  Left wing more complete than the right.  Fitted them on to test the color matching.  Body is extra shiny because I put the first coat of varnish.

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Back from my vacation!  I could not finish before leaving town, try as I might.  But after I got back today, I got back to work on it.  Glue and grass!  A tease with some landscaping.

 

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