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1 minute ago, StarFyre said:

i still think they should have kept Argent at original size and done the wings in resin.  Much lighter and easier to mold.  

 

did you try pinning it? (and even pinning the dragon to the base) While they are big, they arent abnormally heavy for the material.  

 

As i mentioned to another reply, i do think rare earth magnets should work as well but would probably want to use 2 of them. 

 

Regards.

 

Sanjay

 

Resin wings might have worked better.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

Look familiar? The head is a bit different, but the wings and the pose? It is a spine frill away from this guy (which would be a very fun conversion, imo)

 

Image result for d&d 3.5 silver dragon

due to his size not working for me as Bahamut (yes, Bahamut can change his size, but still), im thinking now, as you said, to resculpt a new head, and add a frill to turn him into an actual silver dragon.  still small but oh well :)  Will overlay this artwork head vs argents actual head and see how far off they are and what needs to be redesigned.

 

Regards,

 

Sanjay

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FWIW, Argent's head is my favorite part of the sculpt. His expression looks like a wise older dragon who's seen a lot of stuff and won't put up with any nonsense. 

 

@Cyradis Thanks for posting that picture, I didn't realize he'd been working with concept art, and I think he captured the pose extremely well.

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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For anyone who might be interested, I have posted an assembly and conversion thread over on the Conversion and Presentation sub-forum,   to show how I remounted Mossbeard's arms so the wider parts were changed to be the shoulders rather than the wrists.

 

Mossbeard Conversion

 

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

FWIW, Argent's head is my favorite part of the sculpt. His expression looks like a wise older dragon who's seen a lot of stuff and won't put up with any nonsense. 

 

@Cyradis Thanks for posting that picture, I didn't realize he'd been working with concept art, and I think he captured the pose extremely well.

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

the head is nice, but i kinda like (where possible) stuff to look how the art is (if its supposed to be based on something).

 

For my tiamat model (Not maaldrakar... another one) i plan to resculpt the red dragon head so it matches the 3E art for red dragons - namely Klauth from the 2000/2001 FR setting book. Also modify the black dragon head to make the horns more curved and longer like the 3E art.

 

REgards,


Sanjay

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1 hour ago, StarFyre said:

the head is nice, but i kinda like (where possible) stuff to look how the art is (if its supposed to be based on something).

 

Sculptors and companies have to be really careful about that sort of thing to avoid copyright issues. They can be inspired by art but can't outright copy it without permission. 

 

As for Argent, I was on the fence about him when I pledged for him, but decided that it would be worth it to have a big dragon at a deal. But now that I have him, I love him. He's going to stand apart from the rest of my dragons, and I think it's great that Reaper is getting some more sculptors in on the dragon action. I love Julie Guthrie's dragons, but I also like having a diverse population of dragons

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1 hour ago, OneBoot said:

FWIW, Argent's head is my favorite part of the sculpt. His expression looks like a wise older dragon who's seen a lot of stuff and won't put up with any nonsense. 

 

@Cyradis Thanks for posting that picture, I didn't realize he'd been working with concept art, and I think he captured the pose extremely well.

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

 

I don't officially know if that's "the concept art" but it seems pretty obvious to me. Ebonwrath is based off the D&D 3.5 Black Dragon, Argent is based off the Silver Dragon. That art piece is by Todd Lockwood from the 3.5 Monster Manual. I like Argent's head too, even if it is less frilly. 

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18 minutes ago, Fire_Eyes said:

 

Sculptors and companies have to be really careful about that sort of thing to avoid copyright issues. They can be inspired by art but can't outright copy it without permission. 

 

As for Argent, I was on the fence about him when I pledged for him, but decided that it would be worth it to have a big dragon at a deal. But now that I have him, I love him. He's going to stand apart from the rest of my dragons, and I think it's great that Reaper is getting some more sculptors in on the dragon action. I love Julie Guthrie's dragons, but I also like having a diverse population of dragons

i think im a rare one here. i dont like Julie's dragons.    

 

Oh yeah i get the copyright stuff. I'm just saying thats why i try to redo the heads for some projects (like argent, and that tiamat model i have).  

Im still waiting to see if reaper ever releases at a convention a resin version of argent like they did with some past models.  Would prefer to get one of those if they do.

 

Regards,


Sanjay

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19 hours ago, Venun said:

Great to hear you're getting your package Gadgetman! Awesome xD

I JUST finished counting and inventizing.. inventorizing.. inventing... damnit. Making the inventory!

I'm happy to report I got 0 missing, 0 faults of mixed up parts, 0 breaks... it was awesome!

 

I broke the leg of the giant spider in the Darkreach expansion myself though, but it's already glued back on as we speak :) 

The Beetle Riding Bloodgnome has a difficult face to paint, hard to see the shapes of it, but I don't think it's a misprint but just 1 tiny detail not that clear in a huge bundle of insane quality detailwork.

I mean the gnomes and tiny folks with their tight faces, that's just insane. I love Bones Black! Seriously do.

 

I do believe the original metal mini, Werner Klocke did the sculpting so it will have a ton of detail. It may or may not have survived the transfer process 

 

Correction:  Bobby did the gnome, Werner did the beetle.  It still has detail. Aztec attire in all. 

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Tracking now says my package left England yesterday, but isn't scheduled for delivery until the 31st. 

Also, it's 'Pining for the fjords, so excuse us if the package stays a few days in a location that doesn't make sense' PostNord that's supposed t do the deed here in Norway.   

The Pledge Manager links to UPS Interlink, which of course doesn't recognise the tracking code.   

 

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I received a response regarding the replacement paint set yesterday.  That's a delay of 15 calendar days from the initial form response (which is reasonable since the form response said it would take about two weeks).  So they're still working through emails.

 

Were paint sets so problematic in the previous Bones KSs?

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It seemed to be.  From what I can tell, the labels on the boxes were different from how the paint sets were identified in the pledge manager, so there was confusion regarding which boxes belonged to which set.

 

For instance, the boxes were labeled "Bones 4 Set 1 A" and "Bones 4 Set 1 B".  The Pledge manager had Paints Set A and B.  I received two boxes, "Bones 4 Set 1 B" and "Bones 4 Set 2 B".  Unless you're paying close attention, it would be easy to miss.

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