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21 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

Red Drake:

 

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He kind of reminds me of a Moe sizzlak kind of bartender. 

 

Either that or he's the latest and greatest rock em sock em dragon.. 

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Just now, GHarris said:

A lion rampant pose may help him/her stay contained on a 1" base!

 

That was the primary reason, since the Red is really too long for a 1" base, yet is still a medium creature and thus must be made to fit on said base.

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Before I go any further, I want to create the feet as sub tools.  I am going to start out creating a rather generic draconic foot/hand and then adjust it for each drake.

 

Here is the mannequin for this that I created based on the Z-Brush human hand mannequin:

 

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I then sculpted this into the following:

 

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This is the left front foot.  I will adjust this for the rear foot by removing a digit.  Then I can mirror these for the right side.  Posing will happen when the rest is posed.

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On 2/14/2020 at 7:17 PM, TaleSpinner said:

At this point I am aiming for 1" bases, since D&D 5e lists them as medium.

 

On 2/15/2020 at 2:42 AM, GHarris said:

1" bases sound about right, if I remember right from Rise of Tiamat they were about the size of a large dog?

A large dog size would be perfect for a couple of the "someday" projects I've got in mind. 
- a "dog" sled racing game on an Hoth like planet using alien "dogs", loosely based on the FASA Circus Imperium rules. 
- a Space Marine Chapter modeled on the Space Wolves, but using all Dragon stuff instead of Wolf Stuff. 

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I hope somebody picks these up to produce.

 

In my opinion, medium-sized Drakes are right behind a not-Nothic in terms of, "WHY HAS NOBODY MADE ONE OF THESE YET?!"

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17 minutes ago, criticalhit said:

not-Nothic in terms of, "WHY HAS NOBODY MADE ONE OF THESE YET?!"

 

I do believe one of our own, made a Not-Nothic out of a Reaper ghoul.

 

@Loim Was that you that did this one?

 

 

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2 hours ago, haldir said:

 

I do believe one of our own, made a Not-Nothic out of a Reaper ghoul.

 

@Loim Was that you that did this one?

Good guess, but it was:

 

@Sabith

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60207-77186-tiik-warrior-converted-to-dd-nothic/

 

Or

@buckyball

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/58782-nothic-from-reaper-ghoul/

 

( And everyone thank @Pingo for the link to Buckyball’s work. One of Pingo’s posts is where I found the 2nd link. )

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This is a great thread so far. It's interesting to see the considerations your making in sculpting five similar creatures, like a generic sculpt for a foot that you can add and modify as needed. Thanks for sharing @TaleSpinner!

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Rear foot (will need anatomical restructuring of the back part when I fit it to the model, but it is a start):

 

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Last night, I started on the scales of the Blue Drake.  They are fairly rough here and will need considerable refinement after posing and increasing the resolution.

 

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Very nice! I'm actually making scales right now....did you go with sculpting them individually, a nanomesh, an alpha, surface noise, or....?

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13 hours ago, GHarris said:

Very nice! I'm actually making scales right now....did you go with sculpting them individually, a nanomesh, an alpha, surface noise, or....?

 

Individually. I’m approaching them in exactly the same way I would in putty. I think it gives a more natural result. 

 

I’m primarily using the Dam Standard and Move brushes, with a bit of HPolish. 

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29 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Individually. I’m approaching them in exactly the same way I would in putty. I think it give a more natural result. 

 

I’m primarily using the Dam Standard and Move brushes, with a bit of HPolish. 

 

I think this is how Andrea does it too and his scales come out really nicely. When I did Shadowthorn (the little kid dragon) I think I used mostly orb crack and polish (because I didn't know about hPolish at the time haha)

 

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Still a WIP but these scales were done with a Nanomesh, and are being tweaked with the Move Topological Brush. I did the scales on the Cockatrices for Bones V with Nanomeshes as well. Just a different approach, in the end the result is what matters.

Scales Closeup.jpg

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