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Hello All,

 

So, it has been a few days since i saw light of the forums, but catching up slowly on what i missed :)

 

Thought i would share my ideas and progress on possibly one of the most stunning miniatures i own! Dragon's Don't Share... I love it by the way :) From the moment it arrived!

 

This is a present for my dad, he is 50 next year and we play dungeons and dragons so this will be perfect for him!

 

So, my idea is to have the rock that the dragon stands on with marble effect (I know it is from the tower but hear me out) the chances are, my dad will want the dragon separate on display more than the tower :) So this allows him to do so, it also will give fantastic contrast to the rest of tower ;)

 

So far I have primed, base coated, 3 steps on my marble effect, and i have started to wash two sections of the tower. Note, i brush primed this bad boy as it was raining and cold outside! It took TIME! :D 

 

If anyone has any thoughts/ideas on how i might improve my marble effect i would appreciate it :) Note it it doesn't look all that neat on the floor, which will be charred earth around the dragon :) this will be done when i have finished with the milky washes and pigment :) 

Anyway, here are some progress pics on it, hope you all like and please please give me feedback on this one, good or bad i want to improve and get better so please comment away :) <3 

Elli x

 

 

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I love the idea of using marble blocks as a part of this mini. My recommendation would be to go lighter on the edge of each vein (so fades away), and also fewer overall veins. Not every block needs to have a visible vein for the effect to carry through. Doing a quick image search for "marble arch", I obviously came across the Marble Arch in London. It has some similar architectural elements to the ruins on the dragon base, and can give you an idea of several marble blocks stacked together.

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Settling down to watch this one. We want the Dragon :)

 

and my only feedback so far is that is one massive project and Your Dad should be over the moon with that as a present. 

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Thank you for the advice on the marble i will work on it over the weekend, i have however been drybrushing the hell out of part of the stone work today, and well, everyone i have shown it too loves my stone work, think it is why i love terrain and scenery so much more than minis, i struggle on my minis, i get like mental block ! 

 

My dad will love this which is why i picked it for him, its a big birthday for him, and he is the only person in my life to never judge, or block what i want to do, he encouraged me to do IT even though it is hard to succeed as a girl in the IT world, and trust me... it is... he lets me do my painting, own my snakes. Without my parents i would be lost, so forking out a bit more in the UK to get something nice for him was worth it, even if it puts me back £150 (i know right, 3 times what you guys can pay in the US) I need American friends :( Alas i have none :( But hey!!!

 

Still going on my progress so here we have, Some stone work, and whilst that sorts it self out i am building my dragon, Now here i may need help, I so far have been VERY lucky with all my minis, they have built perfectly with no gaps... i fear this one wont be so nice to play with, have you guys any tips for filling? do i need Green stuff? the only thing i have is Milliput will that work? :D Anyway, 

 

Small progress tonight!!! Hope you like :D xx

 

This is  just my Vallejo Cold Grey, Washed with Black and Brown thinned with water (2 drops each wash, to about 75% water) for a nice contrast, then the dry brush is Karak Stone in the first picture. After looking at this for about 20 minutes, i decided i wanted more on the grey shade, so i have just started dry brushing lightly and builiding up on the rougher surface, Stonewall Grey (vallejo again) I personally like it, it adds some effect that i quite like, but looking at broken rocks, or even bricks, there are more colours than just, grey, black and white/off white, so what do you guys think i can do, to get the slight reddish/brown in places?

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Starting of the grey dry brush

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Looking Good!

 

I have not done my Dragon yet, but my tower / terrain has been done for a while....

 

Take a look here, and see what I did, maybe that will help?

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This is my first major miniature, previously i have only painted scenery, my gnome and summoner of Tzeentch, so any feedback would be great, i have never in my life painted wings on anything!!!!

 

So made a little more progress today,

 

I was very close to repainting the whole thing, after the first paint of the inner wings i didn't like it, so i kept playing, and playing, they still are not complete, they need a shade wash next to each of the.... fingers? The big bits between each section (the red bits) 

 

I also need to partly drybrush an orange over a tiny section on one wing. 

 

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I also drybrushed a red on the brown scales and the section of the leg that are brown, i really liked the effect it had when i accidentally caught one of the scales with my drybrush so i carried on :D

 

 

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Please let me know what you all think, tomorrow i plan to start his belly, but i am not sure the colour to base it. I am thinking Zandri dust from citadel and work up to an ivory mixed with the base colour so its not as sharp. If anyone else has other suggestions i would love to hear them :) 

 

I didn't take a photo, but i very carefully added Water effect by vallejo to his eyes as well, and my oh my, they are pretty :) 

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I'm not familiar with that colours ..

 

When I look at him, I would give him either a yellow/orangy belly or a light grey/whitish belly.

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Ok been a long while ! Wasn't going to share the progress but I actually love how it is going so far. This is my first project ever and I think my dad will love it :) so here we go this is it together. I need to finish the minis off :) and I made the mud myself :o

 

I have also never painted flesh tones before! But the wizard has some sexy legs going on ;)

 

 

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