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Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« on: January 04, 2011, 03:23:36 PM »
First post here after being an avid lurker... not 100% sure if it's in the correct place or not...

So... for those waiting on their Heresy Dragons, how do you plan on painting yours ?

I'm planning on using mine for my frozen wastes themed Warriors of Chaos army... as a Galrauch stand in (albeit with 1 head instead of two).. but can't quite decide on a colour scheme...

If there's any clever people out there who are good with photo shop, please please please do a couple of mock ups with the existing dragon pics and show it in a couple of different colour schemes...

So far, I've been thinking along the following lines..

Frost Dragon - Essentially white / light ice blues tones...

Deathwing - From WOW.. so Black / Dark Purple with lava like colours poking through cracks in the body..

Or classic Galrauch pre chaos possesion... gold / red.. using model Rc 2 tone paints... so that it changes between red / gold depending on the angle your looking at it from...

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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 05:52:17 PM »
THIS is a good question, indeed.
Well, I will paint it maybe in the 2012, so I'll have time to think about it...
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011, 05:55:09 PM »
 :welcome: Haven't ordered one yet, but when I do get round to getting one / convincing the wife. I would have to go for a classic Smaug Red colour.

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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2011, 06:30:36 PM »
Car 2tone colours sound good but in practice are horrible on small models. They need smooth surface area to get the colour change effect otherwise they just look a mess.

I haven't invested in one, but if i had one to paint I'd stick with the classics red or green. Plenty of tonal variety in those colours to get a tone you like. I wouldn't be brave enough to paint something so big in White , I can never get the blue lowlights right.
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 06:34:23 PM »
with an airbrush and oils

god knows what colours, i haven't got him yet!

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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2011, 07:19:28 PM »
But black?

I'm tempted by Ancalagon the Black.
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2011, 07:27:00 PM »
im not certain, possibly green/brown.....
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2011, 08:13:49 PM »
I still can't decide - hoping inspiration will strike once I have it in my hands !
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2011, 10:10:16 PM »
I've said it before and I'll say it again: beige.
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2011, 11:13:11 PM »
i havent got one and if i did i know i would never get time to paint it but i would go for the ice dragon with white/blue cos most people will go for classic red/yellow/orange
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2011, 11:22:01 PM »
i havent got one and if i did i know i would never get time to paint it but i would go for the ice dragon with white/blue cos most people will go for classic red/yellow/orange

Hmmm...  :thinks:

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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2011, 07:51:15 PM »
Judging by my current inability to paint anything due to my recent move and childcare demands, it will probably stay boxed coloured for a very long time...... :crazy:
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2011, 10:05:53 PM »
I was thinking that dinosaur based colours could work for something different. Ie Real life reptile colours. Perhaps greens like a crocodile, or something.

Alternatively I would be more inclined to do something different like Purple, or Blue.
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 01:16:17 AM »
From the Dragon WIP thread:
I'm gonna paint mine red and call him Shratak Eternalflame, who happens to be the father of all (red) dragons in my home-made fantasy setting.

The WOW Deathwing is a nice colour scheme (magma dragon), but I don't think you can reproduce it on Andy's dragon because it has no 'cracks' throught which the inner fire could be seen.
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 09:44:38 AM »
damn you weareblind, i want to do black now. really dark, oily black

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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2011, 01:50:03 PM »
damn you weareblind, i want to do black now. really dark, oily black
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2011, 11:57:28 PM »
Well she wants to go out 'cos it's raining and blowing...
But she can't go out 'cos her dragon's showing
Paint it black, Paint it black.... lol
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2011, 12:48:29 AM »
I won't ever own a dragon (of any kind because I am a sci-fi geek) but I would truly love to see a well painted, green, Heresy Dragon.  It is a classic sculpt and a classic, green paint-job would be perfect to behold :).
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2011, 10:11:45 AM »
 If Andy produces the heads I'll do a green one I think.

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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2011, 12:07:40 PM »
If Andy produces the heads I'll do a green one I think.
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Re: Heresy Dragon: How will you paint yours ?
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2011, 05:37:08 PM »
I would do a black colour scheme but it would just end up looking like a lump of black resin !  :erm:
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2012, 02:35:44 PM »
Like this maybe...? :D

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