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6 hours ago, Adrift said:

I’m really on the fence about what to do with the shadow dragon. 
 

1) paint him. (Meh)

2) ink him so that the translucence is still a major factor (better)

3) ink him and drill a micro LED light into him so that he’s translucent and emits a glow if I do choose (best)

 

I got two, one will probably be left translucent for gaming. I'm going to paint the head, neck and leading edge of the wings of the other one to try and make it look like he's materializing out of the shadows. Should be fun!

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9 hours ago, Adrift said:

I’m really on the fence about what to do with the shadow dragon. 
 

1) paint him. (Meh)

2) ink him so that the translucence is still a major factor (better)

3) ink him and drill a micro LED light into him so that he’s translucent and emits a glow if I do choose (best)

I'm wanting to do 4, which is of course 1+3. I want to paint all of him except for his eyes and the inside of the mouth and have them glow eerily from within.

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I have assigned mine colors too

 

The 'black' is going to be a iridescent oil spill color scheme, so black with oily iridescence. Should be interesting to paint 

 

The 'red' may end up red for real, or maybe gold. Not sure

 

The 'blue' is going to be earthy brown tones, and wingless

 

The 'white' is going to possibly be blue 

 

The 'green' is going to be baby alligator hues if warm Amber's, golds, greens and striping

 

Shadow dragon...I dunno yet

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I'm liking this idea to put LEDs in the shadow dragon. Not sure I could pull it off though myself :p

 

Colourwise for dragons; I haven't decided on all of them, but I definitely want to do a dark green/black swamp combo for the green, and do a pink/albino base for the white. Not sure about the others though

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As I bought mini’s primarily for playing D&D, I will be keeping to the traditional colors, but as I got three of each of those (save the white; only 2 of him), I will play around with different hues and skin patterns. 
 

For example, I plan to paint up one of the Aganzarax models using a lot of Coal Black, rather than in flat blacks and dark grays. One shadow dragon will be washed/inked & drybrushed, one probably just washed, and one I’ll attempt a transition to solid, like others have mentioned. 

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For colors I aim to stick to the proper ones, but i think my Shadow dragon will be the black one (not sure yet if it'll be inks and drybrush, or some parts of it and others painted thicker).

 

The "black dragon" from the picture is so incredibly fey in my views, i was thinking to aim it towards a Faerie Dragon.

Something like this paintwise

 

Pin on teken

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40 minutes ago, StarFyre said:

if someone wants to go crazy with the shadow dragon, there's this: https://www.ko-pro.black/product/musou-black-paint/

 

:)

 

Sanjay

 

That would be like the John Cena of dragons.  You'd never even see it.  "Look at my work, everyone"  ... crickets. 

 

It'd be like making a tree camouflaged colors in a forest setting.

 

It'd be like a trap door spider you detailed, but covered it under the trap door.

 

It'd be like...

 

Real real black.  I guess the eyes would look cool though. 

 

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22 minutes ago, R2ED said:

It'd be like...

 

Real real black.  I guess the eyes would look cool though. 

 

 

ya im tempted to get some when travel is normal again. friends wife is from japan and her family comes here to visit. shipping to canada is like $35 but the 100ml bottle is $30.  was thinking can use it for lime demon eyes and put just a pin point of bright colour in the center, etc.  BUT it says if u varnish it, it gets rid of some of the effect. as well, its very weak. rubbing your finger on it will break its surface so not good for heavy use, etc.

 

sanjay

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23 hours ago, R2ED said:

That would be like the John Cena of dragons.  You'd never even see it.  "Look at my work, everyone"  ... crickets. 

 

It'd be like making a tree camouflaged colors in a forest setting.

 

It'd be like a trap door spider you detailed, but covered it under the trap door.

 

It'd be like...

 

Real real black.  I guess the eyes would look cool though. 

 

TJ Miller in Deadpool vibes here. :lol:

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On 1/29/2021 at 2:54 PM, StarFyre said:

if someone wants to go crazy with the shadow dragon, there's this: Musou Black Paint

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Sanjay

 

If the Musou paint is as thick as Black 2.0 or 3.0, then it's not a very good miniature paint. Though it does mention having much lower viscosity than regular acrylic paints; acrylic paints come in tons of different viscosity levels. And adding any other medium to it might ruin its properties of super black.

 

But I've seen enough examples of super black paints to think it's more of a novelty paint when it comes to minis.

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Super black paint seems as good idea to put under the hood of miniature, at least that is what I think given the fragility of the paint layer. Maybe colouring in eyes or inking in carved writing could work. As long as it is used in the recesses of the miniature. 

Actually it could work for a really fun lantern/flame. Imagine a henchman painted in monotone with the lantern having a super black paint for the light location. You could add some colours on the opposite side of the mini, making it look as if life and joy where slowly being drained by the cursed lantern.

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7 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

 

If the Musou paint is as thick as Black 2.0 or 3.0, then it's not a very good miniature paint. Though it does mention having much lower viscosity than regular acrylic paints; acrylic paints come in tons of different viscosity levels. And adding any other medium to it might ruin its properties of super black.

 

But I've seen enough examples of super black paints to think it's more of a novelty paint when it comes to minis.

they use it via an airbrush . the alien and batman models they show on their site look.... interesting i guess.  ...so its not as thick and its darker than even black 3.0 .  but yes, it cant take punishment. i'll get some and use it for eye sockets in liches (but first have to contact them to find out what happens if i put another colour drop in the center of it. would it be like a pinpoiint of light like a star OR would it be drowned out somehow). as long as regular paint can put a pintpoint on top of it, i can make use of it.   it could also be useful for some space backgrounds but due to the fragility of it, have to be careful. on parts that people wont touch.   

 

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In a future adventure, the PCs meet & eventually will fight a corrupted unicorn champion & I thought of getting black 3.0 & painting it up, but the price is too high for what I want to pay for paint (25 + shipping + waiting). Too bad they didn't offer samplers as I'm not sure what I'd like to use the stuff besides the one mini.

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On 1/28/2021 at 1:13 PM, crowsandbones said:

Im aiming at #3 myself, was thinking I'd use some conductive paint to connect glowing LED eyes, then basically line it with either Reaper's Black Ink or Grey Liner(hiding the conductive paint strategically in the crevices). I want to leave most of the translucent plastic untouched except the lining so I can also put it on an LED base to light the whole thing from below.

"...conductive paint...?" :blink:

 

I know some companies make magnetic switch LEDs. Might look into one of those in the Shadow Dragon's head. We'll see how creative I feel like being when I get him...

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