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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1525 on: October 08, 2012, 08:12:24 PM »
Sheesh! Excuses, excuses :D
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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1526 on: October 08, 2012, 08:43:37 PM »
ive one, im waiting for the outher.  that way ive no worries abought weither its sappire penguins or mine that im working on  :smile:.  plus i need to make certain ive the time and space to be able to work on it.
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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1527 on: October 09, 2012, 01:03:30 AM »

60 to go til yours, Darsc...

Thank you sir.  :)
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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1528 on: October 10, 2012, 05:05:52 AM »
Getting... closer... to mine, at any rate. :) (#52)

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1529 on: October 14, 2012, 03:15:38 PM »
My sisters is sat waiting for me to have time to put it together, but Charity Warmachine Tourament next weekend takes priority.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1530 on: October 21, 2012, 11:39:56 AM »
Alas Inso, life keeps getting in the way. Ive started it, but Im convinced I need to buy and learn to use an airbrush to do justice to this beasty.
I think mine might be done when the last dragon is shipped and recieved at this rate!

My wife continually mocks me about it. :P
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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1531 on: October 21, 2012, 01:50:48 PM »
Spending today cutting the Dragon up again, this time into parts that can be successfully moulded in a 2" thick rubber spincast mould. (So the leg is now separated from the foot on the rock, for instance.) Sending them to Ed Fortae in America to squeeze into his overflowing schedule at some point. Hopefully he should be able to do 90% of the Dragon, but it's an 'if and when' situation at the moment.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1532 on: October 23, 2012, 01:28:03 PM »
Took me about three solid hours to very carefully dremel out the two halves of the Dragon torso to remove as much extraneous mass as possible whilst keeping enough rigidity to survive the moulding process in the same shape it started it in (I hope). Removed at least enough material that in metal would make about 3 Manbane the minotaurs, I think. Also covered myself from head to toe in flakes of dremelled-out putty, looked like I was made of vivid coloured static grass. Oddest bit was uncovering all those layers of work from the inside-out, like looking at a wasp nest made of loads of layers of differently coloured materials. Bits of wire, brass rod, a ribcage, mad ideas like dividing the body in two along the horizontal that I had forgotten about, all were revealed like some miniatures-based epsidoe of Time Team but one where they actually find a lot of interesting stuff and not just a shard of pottery.
Spent the next 4 hours just going over the scales and removing any little bits of putty or plasticene from between scales or flakes of weird crap or bad sculpting. Fixed up the original masters for the head and stuff in case they are needed.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1533 on: October 28, 2012, 11:32:33 PM »
I think having it done in "Trollcast" is actually the only / most feasible way to get them done. Troll forged miniatures have their hands in a lot of things atm, with Red Box Games and now their own Kickstarter, but still- if they can fit this in, it would take it from a snail's pace to a much faster one.

However, there are lots of models that have been sent to Trollforged that haven't been cast, so... I'm guessing you'll continue to have them cast up as you are, while you wait for them to get to it?

Either way, I think that is the way to go... definitely worth biting the bullet for.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1534 on: November 05, 2012, 11:16:12 AM »
In order to have any chance of Ed getting any work done on this (he's casting 1000's of figures for Red Box Games' kickstarter and his own KS is about to finish and create another pile for him to do) I have to do as much work at my end as possible. So I've spent any spare time in the last few weeks re-cutting the Dragon yet again, this time into bite-size chunks that I can cast the bulk of in metal myself - only the wings, torso and rock are too large (Even those could have been done but the Deep Tin I ordered that finally turned up four months late was totally the wrong size compared to what i had painstakingly ordered over the phone)



Am about to try squeezing these rather massive parts into the one remaining blank mould that I have. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1535 on: November 05, 2012, 07:27:48 PM »
Good luck. Lets hope it works.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1536 on: November 07, 2012, 12:24:24 PM »
Likewise. Good luck Andy.
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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1537 on: November 17, 2012, 06:34:28 PM »
dragon number 2 was collected from the local sorting office today  :woohoo: :woohoo:  looks like ill be doing them over chrismas. geep!
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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1538 on: November 17, 2012, 08:33:41 PM »
Still only two (?) painted Dragons :(.

There really is a lack of moral fibre amongst Dragon owners :(.
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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1539 on: November 18, 2012, 02:05:55 AM »
Out of interests sake. What number are you up to now Andy? Can't still be 47 like in you signature.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1540 on: November 18, 2012, 02:25:56 AM »
One would hope not. :shock:
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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1541 on: November 18, 2012, 10:12:13 AM »
i was 47 and 48 so i can confidently say 48,   but any more than that ( unless some one else can confirm)  is pure guess work
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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1542 on: November 18, 2012, 07:27:22 PM »
Oh, so it can. Maybe I'm just not taking enough notice of things :)

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1543 on: November 20, 2012, 08:26:26 AM »
51 is the current number now. 52 will be the next one. I don't know when that will happen as it involves a substantial amount of mould making at one end or the other. More news as I get it.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1544 on: November 22, 2012, 08:30:03 AM »
Well my sisters dragon is sat built on a shelf at mine. Needs a little more greenstuffing and then she can go get it painted.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1545 on: November 25, 2012, 01:29:35 AM »
51 is the current number now. 52 will be the next one. I don't know when that will happen as it involves a substantial amount of mould making at one end or the other. More news as I get it.
52? Woo hoo! That's me! :D

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1546 on: November 25, 2012, 10:12:02 AM »
It is indeed!

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1547 on: December 03, 2012, 10:15:05 AM »
Just to say I got mine a few weeks ago (I think) and have started cleanign it up over the weekend - you should be proud Andy, it's head and shoulders above anything else you have done, the effort shows

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1548 on: December 16, 2012, 07:31:23 AM »
So... there are 60+ dragons out there and I have seen two painted.

Where are the rest of them and why haven't they been painted and posted up?!?

I don't know... you wait an age for them to appear and then everyone hides them away and don't show them off ;)

I've seen three.

There's mine
the other on the website
and someone posted a purple one on facebook over a year ago.

But, you're right I would have liked to see some more.

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Re: Heresy Dragon Big Thread Of Doom
« Reply #1549 on: December 16, 2012, 09:10:22 AM »
There will be more once the bulk of the rest of them shift.

I have now finished cutting the Dragon into parts that can be spincast by Ed fortae in the USA. I'm waiting on the deep mould tin (this time, the right size, as per my instructions, rather than what they sent last time which was twice as big as i asked for) which I was promised would be finished last week, so that i can get some metal masters to send to Ed. Then it's a case of him fitting it into his production schedule, but even if that takes another couple of months, it will still mean that everyone gets their dragon a lot quicker than the current method.
The only thing left for Ian to labour with is the big rock, so it should lift the sisyphean load by quite a bit.