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Deathsleet (77110) - 12 Hour Dragon Challenge

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Welcome to my 12 hour dragon challenge, loosely based on Professir Buglips original 7 day challenges. Why only 12 hours you might say? Well, there appear to be quite a few of us who have difficulty stitching together two, much less seven, days of consecutive painting sessions. Therefore, I'm trying to pathfind a challenge that fits for the more time deficient among us!

 

If you don't know what in the world I'm talking about, you need to check out the latest one to accept the challenge, OneBoot's Crazy Too Kaladrax WIP. The goblin's challenge is to paint a large centerpiece figure (Kaladrax, Dragons Don't Share 2, etc) in seven calender days. There are several rules that go with it, which you can read in the WIP linked. Since this is a different challenge, a few twists are in order.

 

So, my rules for the 12 hour dragon challenge are:

1) No using a brush larger than a standard size 0. The Professir is going to codify this shortly, but roughly 10mm long is all you get.

2) The brush you select is the ONLY thing that is allowed to apply paint to the figure. This means just one brush! Dry brush, if you dare.

3) You have only a straight 12 hours from the start of the challenge to finish. Any breaks, meals, family outings take away from that time. Plan ahead.

4) The only prep that is allowed beforehand is boiling and setting the figure (if in Bones), fit checking the parts, pinning the legs if needed, and making accomodations on the base by drilling holes for the pins. No mold lines may be removed, no primer applied, no gaps filled, and no other work on the base is allowed.

5) Paint must be applied by only the brush bristles. No finger painting or using the handle of the brush to dot the eyes.

6) Brush may not be altered, other than from normal use. And bristles that fall out are excluded from eligibility.

7) Single painter only, no teaming up with someone to work in shifts.

8) The figure must have pigmented paint on all visible surfaces, less minor, incidental gaps where it is joined or based.

 

It's a bit of a large set of rules, but I've been trying to find ways to "cheat" at Buglips' challenge for a while, so I've had time to think about it.

 

I was thinking about Livestreaming on YouTube, but I think I may skip that. If there's interest, I did manage to figure it out. I have to cut it up in several blocks, and there's no point in filming me eat lunch or dinner.

 

But let's start with the beginning picture, and then I'll see you at Monday, 5/30, at 8am (Mountain time) for the start of the challenge.

 

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Ooo, that's a Raphael, isn't it? Great brush, not sure how it stands up to determined abuse, though. I only use mine for detail work. ^_^

 

I wish you luck and success in your challenge! :bday:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Ooo, that's a Raphael, isn't it? Great brush, not sure how it stands up to determined abuse, though. I only use mine for detail work. ^_^

 

I wish you luck and success in your challenge! :bday:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

It is my beloved 8404... that's nearing the end of its useful life. I really did look at other size 0s, but none of them held a point like this one, and then that's only when wet. It may get retired after this, but then again, it may hold up the entire day too.

 

I have brand new Series 7s waiting to be used, but I don't think I want to start them out on something like this.

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Has everyone lost their dang minds? Lol. Good luck to you. I love your color choices btw.

Yes, and it appears to be spreading....

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That's a LOT of painting for a 0!  I won't have 12 in a row any time soon though.  Good luck all!

I was thinking so as well, but comparing the dragons to Kali, there's not that much really.

 

I say that now, and not Hour 6.

 

:huh: One brush? Wow. Good luck.

Thanks! Course, it's only a challenge when I restrict it. My normal painting I do is near 100% with a single brush, and actually it's this particular brush. Really going to have to see if it hampers me. 

 

You are Insane!!! :upside:

 

Good Luck!!!

Has everyone lost their dang minds? Lol. Good luck to you. I love your color choices btw.

Let's chalk up the recent activity as Spring Fever.

 

I should post up the mockup picture. Maybe for the challenge kickoff post.

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It's 8am, and the challenge has begun! Up first... prep work. I didn't notice many mold lines while washing it the other day, but another check doesn't hurt.

 

And for fun, here's the mockup of the color scheme. It'll be interesting to see how the plan breaks with reality.

 

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Ooo, pretty! :wub: May your brush hold out and your paints give you good coverage on the first coat! ^_^

 

Will you name your brush?

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Hour 1 Update:

 

Relatively few mold lines on it, but were very visible on the wing claws. Took about a half hour to get that all cleaned up.

 

Then I found an issue with the wet pallet. Pallet paper stinks. It had some paint from my last session, maybe 2-3 weeks ago, and it had turned into paste. That didn't happen with parchment paper in the ghetto version I used before. So the pallet paper is in the trash and a new sheet of parchment is in.

 

So, the below picture is about 20 minutes of Grey Liner (9065). Was going to go with blue liner, but think this will work better for the red tips. However, I think I'm going to use the brush on primer on the tips, after the grey liner, as that will be more bright in my opinion.

 

Nothing on the dragon body yet, just the wings.

 

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Now for a little walk around the back yard.

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