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Keep up the good work, you're doing great! :D Awesome color scheme you've got going on, very bright.

 

Does the white neck have paint on it other than the blue along the ridge? It's a bit difficult to differentiate between white paint and Bonesium sometimes. :)

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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56 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

Keep up the good work, you're doing great! :D Awesome color scheme you've got going on, very bright.

 

Does the white neck have paint on it other than the blue along the ridge? It's a bit difficult to differentiate between white paint and Bonesium sometimes. :)

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

Yeah, it's tricky to see with the smartphone camera. It was base painted with palmer prisms 'snow', washed/glazed with craftsman 'gray', then highlighted again with the 'snow'

 

Then the blue ridge, and the ivory/brown/ivory/white on all the bone/horn spikes

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Ok... if I had planned ahead better... I would be 100% done right now. As it is, I'm about 98%. Technically everything is painted, soooooo SUCCESS!!! But I still want to dry brush the wing spurs a bit more... and I used so much retarder medium that it will take some time to dry. Should have done the spurs first. So tomorrow or maybe tonight all I have left are the touch ups and gluing the wings on and I'll clock this finished!!

 

Can't wait to hear feedback with the finished pictures.... I worried I may have gone overboard on the body, but the wings are just how I'd pictured them for my dragon god :D

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I watched as it crawled from the ruins of it's ancient temple. In it's scales I could see eternity and it's wings were the fury of the storms itself. It's spine glowed brightly with and when it opened it's mouths death came as it spewed forth the power of the elements itself.  Regardless of the name you knew it by.. Tiamat, Takhisis, Ma'al Drakar... This was the god of the dragons... Ma'al Drakar

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My intentions were pretty ambitious with this one, not sure how well I hit them... I loved the idea of this being a god with a body like Marvel's eternity and I also liked the idea of just seeing lighting and fury inside of the wings. I also tried for a godzilla spine effect that travels up it's body and out through the mouths... I put a bit of breath weapon color in the mouths, but i don't think that showed up to well.

 

All in all, I think it went pretty well for a first 7-day challenge....and with my work schedule i'm used to horrendous sleep schedules... but even that was pushing it this time!  Next week.... SLEEP!!!

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15 hours ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

You picked a helluva beastie for your first challenge.  I'm so pleased you're not dead!

 

Since you survived, now you can show everyone what you've done with your Fancy Badge:

 

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Welcome to the Cool Kids Club!

 

Awesome!!! Always wanted to be one of the Cool Kids!!

HEY!!! I figured out how to get the badge working!! Extra Awesome! :)

 

 

11 hours ago, daveismyhero said:

Wow, great job!

 

Any challenges or horror stories you would like to share (after you are rested up!)?

 

Well... I'm sure there are few more than I'm remembering right now.... I was on a such a mad rush to finish this thing, with my vacation 6 vacation days and the occasional distraction, that there were a couple days that just seemed to be paint/sleep/paint/sleep... next thing I know it's 4am and I've been sitting there since 8pm kind of days... and now that's it's done, I kind of miss it. Freedom is a bit scary.... I'm already looking at my row of Dragons and trying to decide who's up next!! 

 

Challenges? First of all I'm colorblind on the red/green spectrum so anytime I delve into those colors I'm always a bit concerned. I pretty much only see the bright solid core colors there, and any of the gradations get muddy REAL fast. For home games with close friends who feels they can't paint at all... I roll with it. Posting pictures online in a community like this? Yeah, that was an added level of stress I don't care for. But yes, that's the reason for the bright colored dragon heads. I really don't care much for the muted more realistic colors... I like my colors BRIGHT and POWERFUL! 

 

Still even with that issue, I have painted a LOT of figures over the last decade I'd say... and it was still fun to actually enter this kind of challenge and see how I stack up in the big time ;)

 

Horror Stories? Probably Mold lines. I have issues with them hiding on my ANYWAY... but with this timeline I tried scraping them off as I went, but every time I got a 3rd layer or something done on a part BAM! There was another one. Some I could fix up, but I left a lot more than I would have liked.  Drybrushing was the big one. My preferred Dry brush is rather large... and trying to get the same kind of effect with these tiny brushes was frustrating to the say the least. Especially with all those spurs and claws and teeth that had actually rather nice sculpting, but I don't think I got nearly the details picked out that I would have normally.  

 

All in all, It was a lot of fun and I enjoy completing a challenge. 

 

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