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By Mini Dreadful
With a new year, and a resolution to paint more I thought what better way to kick things off than with a challenge. As I searched through my lab looking for the prefect mini to inspire me I thought, since I'm resurrecting a older challenge why not use a resurrected dragon. For this challenge I will paint the Zombie Dragon (77466 ).
And the colors I rolled are:
Resulting in Lava Orange (3), Marine Teal (17), and Earth Brown (13). I don't have any of the colors so I will be substituting with Reaper HD paints. 29805 HD Burning Orange (Lava Orange), 29813 HD Bright Turquoise, and 29829 HD Golden Brown (Earth Brown). I'm going for the 3 Star challenge so I'll only be using my rolled colors plus black and white for value adjustments. So while a dominantly orange zombie dragon could be tricky to make interesting, I am excited to see where I can push the limited color palette.
In my substitutions I chose Bright Turquoise over the HD Solid Blue because, to me at least, the Marine Teal looks like an almost even mix between green and blue, and if there is any color basis it would be towards the green side which is where I see the Bright Turquoise leaning as well; the Solid Blue had a much more Blue basis I thought.
Now to get it assembled and primed.
The challenge complete! I present Kai, the Strawberry Dragon!
Thank you all for the challenge and the feedback!
I, Echoside, will be undergoing this awesome challenge as my Dragon and paints have arrived from Denton.
I have chosen the victim of Kyphrixis, The Copper Dragon for this 3-star challenge. Will be using green and red liner to prime.
So after his bath, it was picture time!
I think he will end up being a Strawberry Dragon!
First off, I sorry for the Cut/Paste first post, but it was fitting.
Secondly, Kai (the moniker I've given to him) got himself primed up and ready for more layers while out at a miniature painting event at a local gaming store. Such a splendid way to start the challenge.
I bathed the base unit in Sepia Liner, as I don't believe the base was to be done strictly in the color scheme of the dragons. Kai himself was bathed in the Red liner, which is very purple if you ask my eyes. The wing membranes were done in the Green Liner. I'm hoping for some interesting undershading effects once the 3 primary colors start to roll on.
I've blocked out in my head what scales are going to be which shades and such, I'm just hoping I have the skills to bring whats in my head out on the dragon himself. But without further ado, picture time!
This is my first post here! I have been encouraged for a while to join the forums and share some of the mini's that I have painted. I have been painting for many years dabbling in many styles and mediums. I've gotten more serious about my mini work the last couple years though.
I was hesitant to share my work, but figured, "What the heck! Why not!"
I decided to start with this model as it is one of my favorites to paint and I just love glitter, man!
I painted this up for my first con last fall and it was actually purchased by my bestie, he then requested I add the glitter (to match another halfling mini I did for him.)
This is now his alternate ego character (he is the DM lol), which in his campaign ge had only revealed himself to be a helpful travelling halfling wizard until this guy was done. Then it was revealed he was a celestial dragon all along and the main adversary...or something like that lol!
Please be honest and feel free to C&C! Ultimately I know the owner loves it, but I would love to see what others think!!
And thanks for welcoming me into this community!
Oh, and as I am sure you guessed, I did get the Bones 3 Kickstarter so, please feel free to request I share any other minis I might have painted already or will paint :)
After seeing my first thread on it (I think it was @Glitterwolf's thread for such an honour) my first thought was pretty much "that looks like a LOT of fun", followed closely by "but I've never painted anything other than a few Space Marines!". Yeah, well, challenge accepted, because I kind of fell in love with how Ebonwrath looks.
Yup, I'm going into this technically with very little skill in painting, but while I'm waiting for Ebonwrath (and some gnolls and paint, gnolls are the honour guard for the paint, I swear) I'll have both of the learn to paint kits to work through, and assuming everything pans out (aka assuming I filled out my Canada Post FlexDelivery stuff correctly) I'll be picking those up after work today, and then about a week and a half (ish) later Ebonwrath will be in. Seems like a semi-insane thing to do, dive right into painting a dragon when you originally were getting paints to steadily work on your WH40k Catachans army (and Skaven, sooooo many Skaven o_O ), but I figure why not have fun with life. Besides, what better to put all the new skills the LTPK's are designed to help you get a baseline grasp on than a gigantic dragon of cuddles DOOOOOOOM that, in my eyes at least, can be bribed with cookies.
Some say I'm insane, I say to be a good delivery driver you need just enough insanity... Not enough to pass the entrance exams, but enough to be perfectly fine wearing shorts in -5C weather. :P
Anyways, onto the rolls!
I wound up rolling 14, 19, and 3.... So Terran Khaki as the main, Pure Black as the secondary colour, and Lava Orange as a highlight. Well now, that's an interesting mix in my eyes. I'm not quite certain as to how this mix will pan out, but on the flipside I chose to dive into this headfirst, so I'm also going to give it a whirl as a full on three star challenge. I'm actually kind of liking the sound of these colours, as I've had a number of different design possibilities come to mind already!
Obviously, given the current promo and Rictus seeming like a nice and dedicated, honourable skeleton, I had to get a few other items into the cart for free shipping (plus a free skeleton!), and for someone to keep the gnolls in check while Ebonwrath is napping away in it's blister pack. Can't let the gnolls steal the cookies after all. Pure Black is included in one of the Learn To Paint Kits, so I didn't add it into the order from Reaper.
Here's hoping I won't have to make too too much room in my gaming area to work on Ebonwrath ^_^;;;;; (since it's still another two months before I can get a dedicated miniatures area set up, but man am I looking forward to such!)
EDIT (Jan 7th @ 15:44 MST): Totally forgot to add this in... For additional information regarding the rainbow dragon challenge, here's the main thread for it!
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