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5 headed Dragon converted from Sandra Garrity's Hydra

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So be it! Be my guests and witness the chaos.
And thanks for the welcome back, I appreciate it.

I've cut grooves on the Hydra's back using my Dremel rotating tool. This way, the protrusion under the wings gets in the body and the parts can be assembled flush one to the other.

I'm preparing all the parts before gluing anything.

 

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Welcome back, good to see you again! :D

 

Wow, I'm surprised just how smoothly the wing fits into the body; it looks like it was supposed to go there all along!

 

Count me among the audience, this is going to be such a neat project!

 

*pulls over a beanbag chair and a bag of chocolate covered raisins*

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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This is looks to a great project.  I'm really starting to enjoy watching everyone who converts mini's. 

 

*Grumbles over how full this rooms is starting to get as he looks for a empty spot on the floor*

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Nice work. I'll be watching intently.  This is a big conversion for metal, so good luck and may your hands stay out of the ways of sharp objects.

 

*casts reverse gravity on himself and his snack*  Sits on the ceiling.  Depending on how long this goes, I can also cast Permanency.

 

*got me out of lurk mode for this* 

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Thanks for the welcome back OneBoot.

Here are the tools I'm using and my trophy room. I won't be using the Hydra heads for this project but it's interesting to see the size difference between them and the Dragon heads. In the end it may look like a bubble headed abomination. You can see I've already removed Karamor's head horns. The moose antler are Karamor's ears. I'll trim them to fit on Diabolus's head.

I'm off for some madness again tonight. Hellbent for Metal.

 

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While adjusting the second wing, I realized that I should bend the second neck from the right so it will not touch the central head. I used a clamp to hold the neck on my working bench and a plier to bend it. I protected the neck with thick absorbing paper. After bending and testing the parts together a few times I got it to the right position. I may have lost some of the scales texture in the process.

 

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The dragon heads don't look overly much larger (not counting horns and such) than the Hydra heads, so I think that part will look just fine.

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I think the pictures talks for themselves, but since there should also be some words my post...

I've cut, rectified, adjusted, bended, checked, drilled, tested and I'm now almost done preparing all the 17 pieces.

 

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And chibis ARE in this year. Project is looking pretty cool! Liking forward to completion

but that, is not going to be at all the same as this

 

 

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Amazing, this is incredible to watch..

Jay pulls up a chair and goes ....oh oh oh oh !!!!

Hmmm....Wonder where the wench with the grapes went to ??

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Snicker-snack! Vorpal Dremel +5!

 

That is nice clean work! To protect your piece during clamping I have found a piece of bicycle inner-tube rubber to be ideal, and also one of those thick rubber bands from a head of broccoli works pretty good too.

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