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This shot was taken by Julie, not by me, so I don't know if the fig is in front or behind. I shouldn't expect that it is a huge distance though.

 

Also, no it had not been announced who would sculpt it during the project.

 

I should try to take photos when I am more awake.

As far as I can remember, (it was after a reeeeallllly long day of sculpting, and I did knock it off the stand at least once), the knight figure was directly in front of the Dragon's chest.

 

Julie, I would just like to say thank you for this (not so little) bit of draconic awesomeness. You've done (are doing?) an absolutely astounding job on Nethyrmaul.

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Great googly moogly! Honstly has to be one of the best dragon sculpts I've ever seen in and out of the miniature world.. This thing in cold cast bronze resin would be OMG..

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*swallows and looks nervously at his painting station*

 

That's one big dragon!

 

(So glad I purchased it, but seriously I have miniatures smaller than 1 chest scale that took 3 hours to paint...)

 

The smaller they are the harder they are to paint? I hope... I've never painted something this big... the biggest I've painted thus far is the bear-riding dwarf... and I'm going to have like, 10 of these things to paint... /faint

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Can you even imagine that thing in lead?

Yes.

 

Can I imagine trying to explain to my wife why I needed to spend $500 on a metal dragon?

Yes.

 

Can I imagine it going well?

Heck no.

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I love it.... but...

 

I have a concern in regards to the (clearly unfinished) pic from frothers site. The head and tail look much less rotted than the body, which makes the head/neck especially look a little big for the body?

 

Please! Lower your flame throwers! I'm still glad I got it and I think it's a beautiful piece. I'm just wondering if the head/neck is a little ambitious for the body?

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I had the same thought when I saw the full body picture initially. It looks like the head/wings are off scale to the body/tail, and any minor difference is exacerbated by the big gaping holes in its chest and spine.

 

I wonder if there is some weird perspective thing going on, like the figure is at a bit of an angle and/or the type of shot is giving it a bit of a fisheye effect. The wings look like they are furled almost straight out looking at Julie's hand. Her palm is on the edge of the wing, and her fingertips are along the dragon's spine. That's not a small distance. I can easily see some quirk of a camera making this seem off a bit.

 

I love the pose and the look.

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I love it.... but...

 

I have a concern in regards to the (clearly unfinished) pic from frothers site.

Wait, somebody posted another pic on frothers?

 

Nevermind, I see it. ... :grr:

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I love it.... but...

 

I have a concern in regards to the (clearly unfinished) pic from frothers site. The head and tail look much less rotted than the body, which makes the head/neck especially look a little big for the body?

 

Please! Lower your flame throwers! I'm still glad I got it and I think it's a beautiful piece. I'm just wondering if the head/neck is a little ambitious for the body?

 

You're right, but…

I went back to the Kickstarter page and that's how it's depicted in the concept art so I assume it's intentional. I like to think that the neck is as rotted as the rest but that there's an outer shell of scales just kind of hanging there that hasn't fallen off yet. I visualize it swaying as the dragon moves like a long, heavy necklace.

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Yeah, you can easily fill some of that void by having some gore and sinew hanging down from the neck acting almost like a curtain and giving it a sense of being filled without actually blocking it all in if the space is too open for your liking.

 

Did I just try to interior decorate an angry and active dragon carcass?

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Yeah, you can easily fill some of that void by having some gore and sinew hanging down from the neck acting almost like a curtain and giving it a sense of being filled without actually blocking it all in if the space is too open for your liking.

 

Did I just try to interior decorate an angry and active dragon carcass?

 

Yes - I do believe you did. Let's hope she likes your plan; if you think the folks on Trading Spaces can be hostile…

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I love it.... but...

 

I have a concern in regards to the (clearly unfinished) pic from frothers site.

Wait, somebody posted another pic on frothers?

 

Nevermind, I see it. ... :grr:

 

I got the picture I posted on frothers from your guy's twitter feed (@reapermini) when you tweeted it last night. http://twitter.yfrog...apermini/photos If it was put up on twitter by accident, I apologize.

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