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As part of the 6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge (#6MMRPC) I've decided that I need to take on some of the bigger minis in my collection, the ones I've been holding off on painting till "I'm better" and "can do them justice" since the only way I'll get better is by actually painting them... So, dragons. First up is Ebonwrath. I started it a while ago when I'd spilled some black paint, and needed something to use it up on. Aside from that, I hadn't touched it before this past weekend.

 

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This is what it looked like before I really got to work on it.

 

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Airbrushed.

 

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It's hard to see, but the wings, belly, and spines are now GW Dark Angels Green, while the body is Noir Black. The plan is to add in a bit of purple to the black, and lighten the green toward yellow.

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I'm diggin the green right now. Can't wait to see this guy finished.

 

As I recall when Anne was painting the Reaper display model she used purples and greens.

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Looks nice, I like the green. I can't wait to see the finished product, I'm sure it'll look wonderful

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Slow progress, especially as compared to a certain goblin... but progress.

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Washed with purple ink over the noir black. Green for the tops of the scales and the spines is next...

 

I'm also thinking about what I want to base her on... Something swampy? A hirst arts ruin? A hirst arts ruin in a swamp?

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Re: your question in the other thread about claw colours - I use the Reaper master series bone triad (the bone shadow, aged bone one) as my go-to for claws.  Also horns.  And also teeth.  And sometimes also bone.

 

Part of the reason I am able to paint things quickly is that I've more or less standardized mixes and colour groups and generally use the same recipe across many models for similar parts.  For example, pretty much all of the leathers I paint on every model are either Coat D'arms Barbarian Leather or Coat D'arms Red Brown, depending on whether I want it to be light leather or dark leather.  So any time I see a leather bit on a mini, the only question is light or dark and it's usually done in 5 minutes or so.

 

But I also use the bone triad because, well... I have rather a lot of it left over from my Kaladrax.  I expected Kaladrax to consume a lot, so I bought like four complete triads and Kaladrax didn't even use up a whole bottle of anything.  So every dragon I will ever do will have bone triad horns and claws. 

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Re: your question in the other thread about claw colours - I use the Reaper master series bone triad (the bone shadow, aged bone one) as my go-to for claws.  Also horns.  And also teeth.  And sometimes also bone.

 

Part of the reason I am able to paint things quickly is that I've more or less standardized mixes and colour groups and generally use the same recipe across many models for similar parts.  For example, pretty much all of the leathers I paint on every model are either Coat D'arms Barbarian Leather or Coat D'arms Red Brown, depending on whether I want it to be light leather or dark leather.  So any time I see a leather bit on a mini, the only question is light or dark and it's usually done in 5 minutes or so.

 

But I also use the bone triad because, well... I have rather a lot of it left over from my Kaladrax.  I expected Kaladrax to consume a lot, so I bought like four complete triads and Kaladrax didn't even use up a whole bottle of anything.  So every dragon I will ever do will have bone triad horns and claws. 

That's a good idea... I was originally worried that the bone colored spikes would look out of place, but I'm pretty happy with how it's looking.

 

Now, onto the base... Trying to decide what to put on it, and where...

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Anyone have any suggestions on how to do a good swamp base? A tutorial or method you're really happy with? 

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