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  1. JackMann

    RAFM Dragon

    I was reading an article Bogleech wrote about dragons and their medieval depictions. Basically, he was bemoaning the relative uniformity of dragons. They're usually portrayed in games as big, majestic. Often quite intelligent, magical. Powerful and graceful. Almost not a monster, in other words. But the old pictures done in the MIddle Ages portrayed dragons as hateful, almost pathetic creatures. Dangerous, certainly. Wicked, yes. But also wrong in a way that modern dragons never are. He wanted to know why there wasn't room for both the modern, majestic dragons and the old, truly monstrous dragons. A day or two afterwards, I received a package from eBay. It contained a bunch of old minis. I hadn't looked too closely. It was a good price for a lot of minis. I opened it up, and went through the lot, and I found some real treasures, including this guy. There's a lot of things you can call this dragon, but majestic isn't one of them. If goblins were dragons, this is what they would look like. Painted primarily with Reaper's Christmas Wreath paint. I hope they bring that back next year. It's such an excellent color. Underside of the wings was done with a mix of vallejo livery green, reaper sun yellow, and reaper tanned skin. I went with the blue facial markings to help break up the green. They started with breonne blue and went up to sky blue. I tried to fix the mold line here, but it was just too difficult to get to without damaging the belly scales. Belly scale and back of the wing color was done with a mix of sun yellow, Christmas wreath, and oiled leather. Highlighted with the color from the bottom of the wings. Claws, horns, and other such bits were colored with GW Ushbati Bone, highlighted with some pure white mixed into the bone. Basing was probably the weakest part. I just heaped up the elmer's and foundation dirt flock, and then added some summer undergrowth from GF9 and Army Painter. The Army Painter stuff just kind of looked like bits of broccoli, and it had a really weird, chemical smell. I actually had to move the bin away because I started to feel a bit sick. Dunno what's up with that. I lack Sir Forscale, so here's Sam Ayers for a size comparison.
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