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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2009, 12:19:33 AM »
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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2009, 12:23:10 AM »
If I can work out where they fit and what they look like. At the moment, he has a slit from which dragon danglies would emerge to fertilise the female (or possibly just the eggs, like a fish or a frog.) I reckon dragons probably regurgitate undigested stuff like snakes, so no bumhole necessary. If anyone wants to find me some lizard willy photos etc, feel free.


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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2009, 12:46:26 AM »
Wikipedia knows all! The paragraphs on birds and reptiles may be of interest - many reptiles have two! (More pics)

I just found out something new - iguanas have three eyes!!!!
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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2009, 01:01:26 AM »
If I can work out where they fit and what they look like. At the moment, he has a slit from which dragon danglies would emerge to fertilise the female (or possibly just the eggs, like a fish or a frog.) I reckon dragons probably regurgitate undigested stuff like snakes, so no bumhole necessary. If anyone wants to find me some lizard willy photos etc, feel free.


You sicken me. :hmmm

If I remember correctly snakes have what is called a hemipene-kind of just an inversion of the inner lining inside the cloaca (common opening for all goings on in that region), which turns itself inside out and rolls itself up when necessary...or something like that. His family jewels are way up inside... I think most reptiles are roughly similar. Its more or less impossible to tell the difference between male and female snakes except by the length of the tail and some little spurs by the cloaca in some pythons (evolutionary remains of legs I think-dunno why only females have them)
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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2009, 01:28:58 AM »
Seems like an appropriate place to post this picture.



From http://andersson.elfwood.com/ Take a look - he's done some really nice stuff.
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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2009, 01:34:01 AM »
many reptiles have two!


 :lol: I knew that from reading Harry Harrison's Eden trilogy years ago.

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2009, 06:26:45 AM »
Seems like an appropriate place to post this picture.



From http://andersson.elfwood.com/ Take a look - he's done some really nice stuff.
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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2009, 06:29:12 AM »
Not something I'll be buying. It's a nice figure but the market for Dragons is pretty saturated. You'd be better served doing more SF.

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2009, 06:44:48 AM »
While there are a lot of dragons around there aren't that many good ones, especially really big ones...

This one certainly looks promising. The pose is good, I think getting the head right will be the main thing that will sell it for me. I think it needs to be mouth open if only one option is available. It has to look mean, so mouth open with it's lip raised on one side in a growl (like a wolf) would be cool.

You also have to remember that you have to sell a lot of SF minis to make the same amount of profit as a few of these big pieces like the dragon ...and Andy needs fast cash.  :shrug: I think this was a good move. The pre-sale on this one should raise a fair chunk of money and Andy doesn't even have to send out any minis ...yet!

There seems to be a lot of initial interest, hopefully a fair percentage will put their money where their mouth is. Unfortunately I'm a bit skint as far as mini cash goes at the moment or I'd doing the same. That and I want to see a little more before I make a final decision.
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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2009, 07:06:30 AM »
LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT.

my pre order is already paid

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2009, 08:14:02 AM »
That's really really good, but damnit, I can't afford it at the moment.   :blub:

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2009, 09:02:48 AM »
Andy - amazing! love this and want it on my shelf.

My only concern is that Its a week till I get paid - limited run means how many? You can have £30 next monday - i promise!

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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2009, 09:04:37 AM »
my pre order is already paid

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not alot else on the order, but hope it helps!

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2009, 09:17:53 AM »
Don't really need a Dragon...but it's a Andy-sculpt so of course I am going to buy it. I think it looks awesome already. I'll add my 30 quid after the 25th when my credit card resets again. I have abused it a lot already this month ;)
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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2009, 09:39:31 AM »
It's  :froth:-tastic, with a capital FROTH!

Lovely work, Andy. I know I've seen the WIP in real life, but this looks even bigger than I remember.

Lovely posing, anatomy (could use more muscles for the wings though :whistle:) and detail work.
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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2009, 09:45:43 AM »
OMG

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2009, 10:38:13 AM »
Bloody Hell Andy!!

:drool:

I absolutely love it!! He is HUGE! :froth:

What I really like is the bulk of the wing ‘shoulders’ really beefy, but still sinuous. I also like the crocodilian skin texture and spinal ridges. Open mouthed dragons are all the rage, and is absolutely what I’d like to see – I love painting the inside of mouths and glossing them for the contrast between the glossed mouth and the matte skin... yum

I’ll be pre-ordering on Friday as soon as payday is here – this is too good to pass up! Dragons always get my juices flowing ;)

I am very excited about this release! I have yet to complete one of your big models, so hopefully this will break the trend...

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2009, 10:39:48 AM »
Looking amazing Andy,

One quick question for you:

Is the dragon intended to be a stand-alone "monster" or is it going to be a ridden beast with a howdahw/saddle moulded on (or options for both)?  

I'd presonally prefer the former (or both options) as I have plenty of uses for a dragon on its own but not so much for a dragon with rider.

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2009, 10:50:53 AM »
This version is a stand-alone monster, (although it will be accompanied by a special Paladin model) although I might, If the horns and neck-ridges allow for it when I choose the final ones, sculpt a small rider to sit behind the head, Never-Ending Story style. Probably not, as it looks kind of uncomfortable right now.

Assuming this one sells well enough, then I will turn my hands to converting it into a Wardragon - replete with riders area and banner poles. As to necks, I might well do some alternate ones, time allowing, as I've already got lots of ideas for different poses etc. Plus people already requested two-or-more-headed dragons...

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2009, 10:57:53 AM »
Nice one Andy. :thumbup:

Where's DRAGON? Why has he not posted on this thread? Has he exploded?
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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2009, 11:37:23 AM »
Ordered!

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2009, 12:32:12 PM »
Nice one Andy. :thumbup:

Where's DRAGON? Why has he not posted on this thread? Has he exploded?

i was going to say the same thing  :lol:
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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2009, 12:36:36 PM »
This is awesomness personified!!  :notworthy:  To say I am totally excited about this would be an understatement  :boing: :boing: :boing: :lalala: :boing: :boing:  :boing: I too will be placing an order for one of these to add to my already large collection of other dragons. BUT this one has really got the creative juices flowing and I have so many ideas of how to base him etc.  I like the fact he doesn't have a 'seat' for a rider - he looks too mean and badass to allow anyone to ride him :wink:  muahahahaha

I don't think there are many dragons of this size around - there are a few smaller ones and the larger Rackham ones of course, but I'd be surprised if this boy didn't sell well.   :thumbup:

I echo the comments about the shoulders - I love the 'heaviness' they convey - lots of power in them their muscles.  :pose: I too would like his mouth to be open, as if roaring in defiance. Omg..I'm whipping myself into a right frenzie here  :oops:  Just carry on with the awesome work you are already doing with him Andy and he'll turn out to be "Chicken Dragon" #2 :wink:

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Re: The first ever Heresy dragon. A big one. (Work In Progress)
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2009, 12:53:51 PM »
I don't normally go for the over the top text speak when I see minis but...

OMG  :jawdrop:  :notworthy:

That is simply superb - it's going to be a real beauty Andy.

I'll have to see how the next week pans out (and see what the missus says) but I'll try to get some money down to you before 31st - even if it's an order for other stuff as I've been eyeing your range for many moons (just waiting for the financial planets to be in alignment).

Oh... and if you can't make the money in one hit for the tax I think the government are giving small businesses a hand in that they're letting them split their payments over a few months. Ask your accountant, they might be able to advise you - or even the tax office, as long as they're getting your money I think you can negotiate some terms with them - at least that's what I heard recently anyway.
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« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2009, 04:32:59 PM »
Spine Dragon "eat s**t & die... :whistle:

 :jawdrop: That is F'kin awesome Andy, I'm lost for words mate...it's the best I've seen, really it is. Nowt else I can say apart from, I'll be throwing a wedge of cash at you at the end of the month.

Bravo that man..... :applause: :applause: :applause: