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I, Echoside, have accepted the d20 rainbow dragon quest!

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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.

 

My rolls:

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So after his bath, it was picture time!

 

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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!

 

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Was able to get a bit of time in today on Kai.  Focused on his wings and some secondary scale work.  His main coloring will take a while as I go scale for scale.  

 

First I added the green liner to the wing membranes.

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After letting it dry a bit I was able to layer some Brilliant Green onto it, and the under-shading effects were pretty cool.  Not sure the pictures do them justice.

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Next was the scales below his chin and along the chest.  I am using them as a color break for some 'fruity' flair for the Strawberryness.  

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Last step I was able to do  before food needed to be cooked and devoured was the main scale colors on the wings.  The Fire Red picked up on the Red liner really well.  Might need second coat tho to really bring out the color.  

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Whatcha all think?  

 

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Having today off from work allowed me to get a lot done with Kai.  Mostly focused on the main scale color for everything (Fire Red), but made time to do a few details too!

 

First came the Fire Red.  This red is a bit transparent and needed at least 3-4 coats to turn out this good.  In some areas I can still see the Red Liner undercoat showing thru; but that does give a nice age or shadow effect that I don't want to mess with.  I'm not sure how well these  pics show the Red Liner shadows, but it person its really noticeable. 

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Also note, the base got a quick drybrush of a pale grey-blue and then a washed with Vallejo pale grey wash.  I hope to add a little something to the rocks, such as gold coins or skulls or snow or a mix of it all after Kai is done. 

 

Next step after the body was the Clotted Red details.  I stuck mostly to the wings and the chest scales for this color.  

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The Clotted Red was a bit brownish, which gave me the idea for the wings to make them look like the leaves of a Strawberry.  The green fading into a red/brown. 

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Final touches for today were a little edge highlighting on the green chest scales using a 3:1 mix of Brilliant Green : Pure White; along with the eyes (Pure White, and Green Liner).  I'm hoping to fade the starkness of the highlights a bit at some point, but I'm getting hungry...

 

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Cheers for another day y'all!

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You can make a wash out of the green and use it to shade the red with.

This will bring out the red more.

Since you got green as one of your colours this is totally allowed.

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

You can make a wash out of the green and use it to shade the red with.

This will bring out the red more.

Since you got green as one of your colours this is totally allowed.

This is a technique I've not tried, maybe try on his tail and go from there. But thank you for idea. 

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So since @Zanderina posted me working, I can post up the WIP pics from that little brush session.

 

I got a bit of work done in my mind, but looking at the model there isn't a lot of new paint.  I mostly worked on the scale details, teeth, and a bit of blending.  I took the idea of the green wash and failed in practice of getting a decent shading.  So after a few red touch ups I tried a bit of a glaze edging idea I had.  Z says it looks good, I am on fence at the moment, only for the fact I can see hard transition lines still...trying to figure out the fade transitions.  Maybe a thin red glaze over the green??  But enough words....pics tell better story.

 

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Took a few layers of the glaze to get decent effects, but it reminds me of a ripening strawberry, the older the Dragon, the more Red?  Z's daughter says he is a Christmas Dragon; but I don't really think he'd give presents away, but rather horde.

 

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His pearly whites came out decently, proving Dragons have great health insurance with amazing dental benefits.

 

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And whats a Dragon without his roost?  The base from earlier got some Snow texture paint (Thanks GW) and I'm toying with grabbing a couple skulls to add on too.  

 

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Any thoughts of anything else he needs to have done before his wings get attached??

 

Cheers y'all!

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