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I saw this beast online and couldn't resist. This awesome piece is a dynamic dragon in flight being persued by a pack of angry velociraptors! I mean.. What is cooler than a dragon if not a dragon in flight being presumed by a pack of raptors? :D

 

Assembly has taken quite a lot of time so far, haven't even started on the raptors! Hers a few pics...

 

16535955684_7d5c93c945_b.jpgdragon vs raptors by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

16535949064_d18ea568e3_b.jpgdragon vs raptors by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

 

16951022117_faa463c21b_b.jpgdragon vs raptors by kittykat23uk, on Flickr

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Yes the wings are a translucent resin.This is the first time I have encountered a model with translucent resin wings and to be honest I have been feeling my way along and making plenty of mistakes too! I started with painting some veining in Vallejo acrylics red and pale flesh mix and then tried to block in the transparent colour with Tamiya clear acrylics, red, orange, yellow and then a very thin wash of smoke. I confess this was a bit of a mistake as it reacted badly with the veining and lifted it off in places. Once that was dry I then over painted with a Luftwaffe green Vallejo mixed with minitaire ghost tint midnight blue for the struts where the wing would be opaque and continued on with using more transparent layers of Vallejo transparent red, transparent orange orange and tan glaze up to green towards the struts. Now I am reblocking in the veins, and using thin washes, a mix of the ghost tint, Vallejo wood grain and transparent red, adding more green towards the struts, to create opaque black patterning on the wings. Trying to get the look of a flying lizard.

 

Have added a few pics of the wings to this album. The strength of the transparency is dependent on the strength of the sunlight. This was taken with ambient overcast lighting through window. You can see the opaqueness of the top coat on the wing resting on the table where no light is shining through. This is the effect I am going for.. https://www.flickr.com/gp/kittykat23uk/uw5wP2

 

17778993272_fd468101e9_z.jpgIMG_20150517_174417.jpg by Jo Dale, on Flickr

17161327973_de49d60598_z.jpgIMG_20150517_174533.jpg by Jo Dale, on Flickr

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