Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dragon Part 2

 Been trying to think of a new layout and template, something mainly to do with scale modeling maybe. It might take awhile though.

 The other day I started a new model, a 1/16th Greek Hoplite from miniart.

 I hope I can do it justice as it will be my first figure of this size. I can already see that it will take a lot of putty, scraping and sanding.

 I do have a couple of finished WWII models, that are worthy of showing off, I might add, that I'll try to take some pictures of. I just finished a diorama of an M-18 hellcat that I'll be posting WIP pictures.

 On to the dragon:

 Black primer, ran out so I wasn't able to get everything but no biggie. You'll notice a divet in the first picture at the end of the horn. That area gets taken care of later.

 I added some scratches to the end of the horns (not sure if it comes out in the pictures), the idea being (s)he rubs them against cliffs and stuff to keep them sharp or clean...you know...hygiene and stuff. I also scratched up the one eye, you can clearly see in the first picture. Gives it some character I think.





 I don't actually have too many in depth work in progress shots, so some steps might be pretty short. I'll just fill the post out with more pictures than is needed in that case!

The red base coat was laid down with an airbrush:







Not sure what colors would work for the spire, I took a different approach. When I tried envisioning the finished statue I always saw the spire covered in snow. So...the mountain turned to snow.

And many many coats of white were needed. Not sure what I was thinking, white over black I ended up using oils for the majority of the snow, the brush strokes and paint buildup adding to the...atmosphere, or ambiance. Or some other big word that...might not fit...


  Next time I'll show you how I painted (and repainted) the jewels on top, how I added a blue hue to the spire and how I fancied the dragon up with gold.

 Thank for looking, hope It's not too boring.

29 comments:

SingleShot0 said...

Nice work man, thumbs up! :)

Caos said...

Not boring at all.

Good work.

Fermium Death said...

I still prefer the asian dragons.

Filler of that space said...

These are looking awesome!Great work.Thanks for sharing.

Pappa Püllï said...

Great blog! Keep the posts coming, i enjoy reading them!

chase said...

thats really cool, like the colors. followed

icey said...

it's not boring...do what you like and find others who are like you.
liek mudkipz.

HujoThug8825 said...

that dragon is badass

Bob said...

It's certainly not too boring! These are really cool!

My sister loves dragons, I'll show this to her later!

Chicity11 said...

I kind of liked it all black, but that's just my style. Good work and look forward to the next project.

JTouch said...

Damn... Your work is amazing, I love your scuptures. Dragons knights and skulls/deathly looking things are my favorite :3

Caos said...

I'm never tired of looking to this pics. Keep up!

Jesse Crows said...

oh man that looks so awesome. i cant wait to see the finished dragon!

game_artifacts said...

wow, awesome looking model!

ringring said...

oh shit nice work man!

Newhumanbreed said...

wow that looks amazing!

Bunny Hill said...

It's Good, not boring to look at

waa97 said...

Wow I'm stunned. That dragon seriously looks amazing, that really makes me want to get more creative.

Braden said...

Sweet colours man! You going to make another post with detail shots?

Lisa said...

WOW. Nice job!

Stephen said...

The dragon looks amazing!

Damian said...

Great Hobby ! rly nice. u must have a lot of time for that

mileHIGHpro said...

wow, nice

TIMMYTHEROBOT said...

The dragon is looking pretty good, keep us updated on it.

robbieritchie said...

Awesome! How long did it take?

Berry said...

Hoplites versus dragons...hoplites by a mile

zemzero said...

Thanks everyone. The dragon was completed about a year ago, but it took a couple months to complete in full. When I start posting real time work in progress shots...well it might take awhile to see the finished project, heh.

chrischaos said...

it would be tight if ur camera took panaramics


random rewiring

Zertuzzi said...

great blog mmmm

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