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...will be starting this weekend. But first, I had to do a little cleanup. Here's a before/after of mildly tidying up my workspace. I was tempted to post this in Show Off (cleaning is a project!), but that was just a little too cute.

 

Either way, I'll be diving into an ill-advised project soon enough. Probably starting Friday evening.

 

 

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This challenge was done under Goblin Challenge Roolz, described here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69639-7-day-goblin-challenge-official-rules/?p=1396173

 

Final result is up at http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/72501-77381-dragons-dont-share/

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I look forward to watching this one.  I considered this for the first one I did but the adventurers were what worried me.

What's the plan of attack??

 

I think it should be fairly straightforward, there's just a lot of it. First will be making the dragon red all over and the scenery grey all over. That should be terribly tedious, so whenever I need a break, I'll work on the adventurers. They're very active, but they don't have that much stuff, so it should be okay.

 

I'll start early this afternoon, so that I actually get a bit of working time left in the morning before the deadline. Also, I still need to boil the dragon again.

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I got a bunch of brushes for this, mostly because they were on super-duper sale. Is squirrel a good material? We'll find out!

 

Unfortunately, they were also just slightly oversized. This purported to be a size 2/0. The ferrule size was just barely within guidelines, but the hairs were too long. Damn squirrels. Just a little off the top with my trusty boxcutter and it's back within spec though. 

 

I'll be starting as near to 1400 EST as possible.

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You had me wondering if this was a Goblin challenge or a personal one.  Seeing what you've done to the brush definitely puts this in Goblin challenge territory.  It would be awful to go through the challenge with the wrong size brushes.

 

I've never used squirrel on a miniature, but don't own any labeled as squirrel to try them out.  I thought it was a softer hair that didn't hold a point, but I doubt that matters when you're doing a huge miniature.

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It's a Goblin Challenge :)

 

Seams on the scenery are about gone. I hadn't looked closely at that yet, but they were all well hidden and fairly clean. Kudos to Reaper for that. My usual seam remover wouldn't fit for many of them though, so I had to break out a new tool. New Tool went through the material like butter, which was good and bad (very easy to start removing detail next to the seams). That's New Tool there with the "e" on it. 

 

I also went through and filled a couple gaps. And also spent a while trying to fill what I eventually concluded was a bit of hair. C'est la vive.

 

Wife also brought me some tea, which fits nicely into the bottom of the tower. 

 

Next up, lots of gray.

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