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something i drew many many many years ago   seems fitting

I totally agree with you in that those particular exaggerations are not very realistic in function. This was a challenging character/figure to create because I wanted her to read as feminine but als

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11 hours ago, R2ED said:

Speaking of dragons, this is the first dragon(s) I've ordered.  I'm not quite sure how to tackle these daunting winged beasts, but is there a different strategy you need for these larger models?   


Put them together, base them, then fill in gaps, then prime?

Is there anything you do to pick a color for your dragons?  

Any videos you recommend? 

I do have an airbrush, which I'm sure will help with this much plastic to cover. 



i always fully assemble first. fill gaps, resculpt any areas that are needed, remove mold lines, etc.  that said, i also create custom paint stands/holders as needed.   


so i find a way to support the model, turn it upside down, etc with minimal contact. i find its easier to manage cause, even if you attach wings after and fill gaps, what if you need to have complex freehand or blending over that gap? that can be annoying to match it up, etc.    i would rather spend more time in prep to find a way to manage the model, than to have to deal with it in separate parts.


but ive also been doing larger monsters for a very long time, so have kinda found my groove with them.


regarding colours, i tend to do dragons as per their D&D counterpart if its D&D based.  For example, im repainting the wizkids new ancient white (the massive one released in jan).  put it on hold due to the brushbeast contest due end of may, but for that white, ive used the 3e, 4e and 5e art of white dragons. where they have tons of tints of other colours, especially on the wings. ive done that with my airbrush. when i get back to it, will bring most of it back up to white while keeping areas of those other tints. 


if its not something D&D based, i just look for colours on lizards i like, or other peoples paintjobs, etc.



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12 hours ago, Sirithiliel said:

i even teach a class about it at reapercons

I keep meaning to try to get into this one but had schedule conflicts last time... hopefully I can catch you doing it again sometime.

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6 hours ago, Mckenna35 said:



You're talking about the person who's putting a Minotaur Demon Lord on top of a tank, and Narthrax kn too of a different one... ::P:


If I want a hot pink dragon, I'll paint a hot pink dragon! ^_^ I paint mine for displaying though, so there is that. 

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2 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

You're talking about the person who's putting a Minotaur Demon Lord on top of a tank, and Narthrax kn too of a different one... ::P:


If I want a hot pink dragon, I'll paint a hot pink dragon! ^_^ I paint mine for displaying though, so there is that. 

The legendary Pepto Dragon of Ulceria 

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On 5/5/2021 at 12:13 PM, MoonglowMinis said:

Anyone else mentally preparing for campaigns to use all these minis in?


I added every piece of terrain to my pledge. I plan to build scenarios for Rangers of Shadowdeep around them.

The bridge will be the bridge in existing game scenarios

The spider wall will be a clandestine rescue scenario

The gatehouse will be a holding action. The players have to seize and hold it until reinforcements move up

I am not really sure about Madapur pass

The charnel pit will be an ambush scenario

The ravenhome ruins will be added to my chapel ruins for the Burning Light campaign

And the Brinewind terrain will be added to my pier for the Ghoststone sabotage scenario



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I painted a full set of Chromatic Dragons,  mostly to whatever they were listed as. 

Once I got a full set I started branching out - A sea dragon, Dawnsfire the Dragon of Sunrise, I did one in purple and gold, 

and the next will be a Wingless Brown & Yellow. 

I usually assemble everything but the base and the wings before painting, and add those afterward. 


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I'm actually going to do the dragons as their 'traditional' dnd chromatic/metallic variants this time, not because I'm feeling constrained or obligated to,  but because I've spent so much time painting random colours on my previous dragons that we really need some traditional versions for our pathfinder games. I'm considering doing WIP threads for each chromatic/metallic variants, mostly just so that I don't get bored doing just the one paint scheme. 


Aganzarax will probably be painted to match this fellow though, as I always thought black dragons should be iridescent (pardon the WIP)



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To date I've painted exactly one dragon, the Temple Dragon (77503). I went with a super simple palette of a couple of greens and browns. I've never been a fan of the color coded dragons. I have plans to paint Aganzarax to look like a tauntaun. Always go with your scaly heart when painting dragons.

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5 hours ago, ksbsnowowl said:

I see the fathom tyrant still hasn’t located his dentures. 

Yeah we missed that, and didnt catch it till the video was made. Whoopsie! 

Since we posted the Youtube video, I figured i would just drop it here (i didnt get around to do it yesterday) 

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7 minutes ago, Reaper_Jon said:

Hey Reaperites I'm working on boxing sample orders and working on what boxes the boxing team will need. i have small, medium and large to test as just a few tests

But I figured it would be fun to test some random orders from the community. So if you want to participate could you take a screen shot of your box KS order and post it here!! :) 

where in the PM do you find that?


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2 minutes ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

where in the PM do you find that?


Should be in your Order history, or Your box info. ill grab a screen grab from someone on the discord.

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