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Well 2020 is over and even though the year wasn't so great I did get my dragon goal of 12 dragons completed (actually completed 15 !) So with the new year I'm looking to try it again.   The

Final pics before I go to the show off thread. I think the whole thing came out pretty amazing!  At the last I added a small interloper who may or may not be permanent... He sort of snuck in and

Started on the dragon body.  No real surprise here, going for a bright reddish orange.  I think I want the wings in blue or green just to add to the contrast.  Thd belly will will be a reddish ivory w

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@Glitterwolf @LarsM @Kuroneko Thanks for the encouragement! Right now I am waiting for the clear resin to harden.  At its current rate I will be able to take it out of the mold on Monday.  Magic water makes a lovely clear long lasting clear water that takes color well but it does take forever to harden!

 

once the resin hardens, the next phase is final assembly and touchup on the various miniatures: this is the original kit from Ral Partha and the material is a very soft lead and I have to be carful or I can wear off the detail just by holding the piece.  Even a stiff nylon brush will remove material from the sculpt so you need to be really careful when handling these. my concern with the project, as a whole, is that it will droop or sag from the weight of the metal but I have added pinning and supports to try and prevent that.

 

Thanks again and next update will probably be Monday!

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Results of the pour are in

 

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There's a little ridge at the edge of the pour but I don't know if I'm willing to risk the shiny surface to get the surface flat.

 

I'll do the touch ups and formal pictures soon!

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Final pics before I go to the show off thread. I think the whole thing came out pretty amazing!  At the last I added a small interloper who may or may not be permanent...20210222_220145.thumb.jpg.d7e62e938186b7c8d3cd19405dde9d76.jpg

He sort of snuck in and found a home when noome was looking 

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Anyone have any final words of advixe/you missed something comments?

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@Samedi I was considering wave ripples but the material I am trying to duplicate is a heavy hot mineral lake similar to the sulphur springs in Yellowstone national Park.  When I was there many many years ago they would let you sample some of the water on the tour the stuff had the viscosity of glycerin even when it was near boiling and the pool was stinking hot and completely still even on the breezy autumn day we visited.  It was both amazing and a little scary.  Nothing living got within 10 feet of the pools and the atmosphere was almost choking on the Sulphur 

 

@Kuroneko thanks for that the water came out pretty well in my opinion.  Beautiful and with only stones for contrast, am implication of deadly.  I considered some bones in the shallows but I didn't know how clear it would wind up. Maybe next time I will hide the bodies ::D:

 

Thanks to both of you for the input, I really like how this came out.  Any thoughts about using some of the bos.art?

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Okay, if no one has any more suggestions (including whether or not the little pseudo dragon should continue to hide under the little cave) I will be taking some more photos against other backgrounds and see what works to post in the show off thread and maybe add her to the other miniatures contest.  I am still debating ripples.  the initial art has them but it would mess up the beautiful finish on the current surface and possibly wreck that deep blue that seems to add so much depth.

 

thanks everyone!

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This is absolutely awsome! I remember looking at this set as a kid through a shop window ..absolutely amazed. And this piece gives it life. 

 

I like the calm blue water, like an underground lake in a huge  cave.

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