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Hey all,  as I mentioned in the show off thread for my Hydra, my next major miniature to paint is my take on Narthrax, in Bones.  Well I just started tonight, having assembled the dragon, but not having glued him to his base, as can be seen below.

 

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For tonight, all I have done is to give him a simple black undercoat, using tube acrylic.. Unfortunately right now I do not have access to Reaper's own paints, but I make do!  This took me an hour and a half, though not constantly painting, using a size 0 brush.  This is because I am also using this as practice for a Buglips challenge at some point!!  I already have a Kaladrax, but before I start on it I need to get more of certain paints, as well as superglue to put the beast together!  Anyway, here is a picture of Narthrax having been undercoated!  I will be doing more on him tomorrow, with regular updates and pictures, hopefully it will prove interesting for people!

 

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This took me an hour and a half, though not constantly painting, using a size 0 brush.  This is because I am also using this as practice for a Buglips challenge at some point!!

 

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I look forward to cheering you on when you are able to jump in! ^_^ Giving yourself practice using size 0 brushes consistently is a very wise decision; it will get your hand used to how much paint they can hold and how they behave, etc. Pretty soon, that's all you'll be using, and then there's no going back.  :devil:  :lol:

 

Huzzah!

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00:30  First Update

 

Ok,  I decided I could not just leave Narthrax at undercoated for tonight, so I got his scales basecoated.  Simple enough, still using my size 0 brush,  a single coat of Army Painter Chaotic Red.   My progress is pictured below.  Forgive the picture quality, it's late, and the photo is taken with my phone, and I think my hands shook a little as I took it.

 

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Anyway, best to call it a night, and continue in the morning!!  I also have to decide what colour I should do the wing membranes.  Kind of stuck between black or lava orange, I know both can work well with most shades of red.  I plan on keeping the main scales fairly dark. 

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Nice work!  Better photos would certainly help, but I suppose it can be excused.... this time :lol:

 

Out of curiosity, have you already glued/pinned the beast together?  I find it's a LOT easier to drill, pin one part of the joint and dryfit, then paint these sorts unassembled and then put them together at the endMakes it a little difficult to envision light sources accurately and stay consistent across pieces, but it's sooooo worth not having the headache of trying to blindly apply paint in a nook at an odd angle.  Looking forward to more progress!

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Nice work!  Better photos would certainly help, but I suppose it can be excused.... this time :lol:

 

Out of curiosity, have you already glued/pinned the beast together?  I find it's a LOT easier to drill, pin one part of the joint and dryfit, then paint these sorts unassembled and then put them together at the endMakes it a little difficult to envision light sources accurately and stay consistent across pieces, but it's sooooo worth not having the headache of trying to blindly apply paint in a nook at an odd angle.  Looking forward to more progress!

I have already glued Narthrax together, apart from attaching hi to his base, yes.  Also, I just got on the computer and abaout to start painting again!  more pictures will be incoming in a bit!

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Ok, I have taken the next step on painting Narthrax, by base coating the wing membranes and all of the horns/spikes claws and teeth with a layer of Army Painter Fur brown, the next step will I think be starting to highlight the scales, I decided that I will be painting the wing membranes in lava orange to contrast the darkness of the scales.

 

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As ever, comments, criticisms and advice always gratefully received! 

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Looking good, hard to tell how bright it is in person given the light in the photos, but I think its up to personal preference now as to how bright you want him.

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Ok, after a day's work on this guy, I have now almost got him finished, there's just his base and the inside of his mouth left to do!!  I gave the upper surface of the wings two layers of Army Painter Red Tone quickshade ink, then the entire miniature a coat of Dark Tone to bring it all in together before I painted the spikes, horns claws and teeth using a few layers mixing Fur Brown and Skeleton bone.   The eyes I simply gave a coat of Weapon Bronze Metallic to make them stand out. 

 

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As before, the picture's not perfect,  but when all is finished I will find a way to get better lighting to take show off pictures!

 

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