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T'Rakzul as Red Dragon and Treasure Hoard

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I stayed one of my last big miniatures from Bones 3 finally, and put together a large base for him. He's enormous, so I decided he'd be my colossal Great Wyrm Red Dragon.

 

I assembled the base from some treasure pieces, including pewter Treasure Hoard II (02320) and resin Treasure Hoard Vignette (74016) as well as several loose bits, including an elephant from am old necklace is bought for the chain. I also used a piece of aquarium terrain for the rock formation. I did most of the sculpting using Super Sculpy, and I added modeling snow and rocks for texture. 

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I started with a base coat using black spray paint and started building up the layers on the dragon. Took me about 3 days off and on during my 10 hour shifts at the call center. I kept the head separate until everything was painted, but assembled everything else prior to painting. 

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I took a break from painting the dragon to turn one of the Bones 3 Pretty Deadly minis into a marble statue for his treasure hoard. I primarily used spray on black marbling and some white paint applications. 

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I got the crazy idea after already spring and assembling the base to try my hands at rigging lights into the cave piece to make it glow. So, I picked up some string LEDs and did some drilling into the wood and fiddled with it before I started painting the pieces. The treasure was tedious. I painted the inside of the rock, where the lights would go, red and orange and have it a coat of gloss varnish. I also drilled some holes for the light and installed a magnet in the bottom to hold the battery pack. 

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I can't but think that it looks like you are painting at work which is . . . jealousy inspiringly awesome!

 

Seriously though this looks great, I love the wings in particular. I keep putting off working on my dragons in large part because I'm scared of the scales and wings, but this gives me some ideas!

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31 minutes ago, Gargs said:

I can't but think that it looks like you are painting at work which is . . . jealousy inspiringly awesome!

 

Seriously though this looks great, I love the wings in particular. I keep putting off working on my dragons in large part because I'm scared of the scales and wings, but this gives me some ideas!

Yeah, I get to paint at work. It's one of the few things that keeps me sane(-ish). I'm sad that I didn't get more pictures of the treasure pile before I assembled the whole thing. The dragon casts a big shadow. Hope to get pictures for a show off thread soon.

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Awesome base!

 

I have T'Raukzul waiting....still intimidated by his size.

Looking froward to see this completed.

 

He looks vicious!

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