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WIP Heresy Dragon
« on: May 13, 2014, 05:51:21 PM »
I've been asked to start a log on my new Heresy Dragon miniature (a wrong word for something this size), so here goes...

First off, I'm going for a colour similar to my dragon head from my Chimera;



So here are some assembly pics;

The base;





The body;



The head;






And, if you excuse the pun, scale pics to show just how massive it is;

Huge without wings:



Ridiculously big with;





A couple of close ups;







Oh dear lord, I've got to try and paint it now! Since taking these pics I have primed it and put a basecoat on. More pics shortly...

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 06:30:07 PM »
I believe the only word for it is awesome. Looking forward to seeing it painted  :thumbup:

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 08:51:47 PM »
Dear friend, a pic with my 3 favourites miniatures. Hat off.
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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 09:15:51 PM »
First off, I'm going for a colour similar to my dragon head from my Chimera;

Good idea, pale underbelly?

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 06:16:12 AM »
The Chimera is great. Can't wait to see the while thing like that.

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 07:52:57 PM »
First off, I'm going for a colour similar to my dragon head from my Chimera;

Good idea, pale underbelly?

I'm not sure at this point, the underbelly is not very visible and is scaled so I'm thinking to stick to an overall look. I think I will paint it all as normal and see how that looks and possibly lighten the belly if it needs it.

Thanks beefcake.  :smile:

OK, after a good few hours psyching myself up I finally started the painting - only basic stuff done at this point (I am getting the impression this dragon could take a while)

Oh, and before I forget, I need to name it for luck. We had Sarah the Chimera and now we have Gloria the big Mo Fo Dragon.

Basecoated;







and here she is now after a few washes;



That's the easy bit done. Next is to try and get the skin some depth depending on the contours of the body - it could take a while!

Any idea for the colour of the wing membranes? I'm thinking a dark brown.

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 01:21:44 AM »
The Chimera is great. Can't wait to see the while thing like that.
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Yeah, after seeing your work on the chimera, I'm drooling with anticipation over how your dragon will turn out!

As far as the wings are concerned: do you think you can emulate translucency? Make it paler between the fingers and darker near the fingers (on the underside, at least) as if a bit of light was coming through?

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 07:00:23 AM »
 :popcorn: oh yeah - must stop eating popcorn and get mine finished............ :oops:
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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 03:37:27 PM »
She's looking pretty great so far! Can't wait to see how she turns out. Good luck! (^_^)



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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 06:14:13 PM »
Valejo mahogany plus bone for highlights for the membrane?

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2014, 04:21:56 PM »
Ok, been working on Gloria's skin - I spend ages doing parts and half the time it doesn't look too much different. Oh well!












What about this for the wing membrane?







This thing is so big it's a blinking nightmare to photo!

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2014, 05:39:32 PM »
It is progressing nicely and I quite like the pale brown wing membrane that you have painted. I think that, now you have darkened down the skin a bit, a lighter coloured wing membrane suits it more than a dark one would.

It is really starting to take shape :)

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 07:11:17 PM »
This scale-method is very interesting!
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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 10:14:32 PM »
The wing membrane looks really good, as far as I'm concerned. Nice choice! The scales are looking great, too. Thanks for keeping us updated!



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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 11:35:38 PM »
oo this is going to be good.
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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2014, 01:38:54 PM »
Nice to see someone having a go at it. Its taking form nicely.
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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2014, 06:09:11 AM »
That looks horrible. Send it to me please for proper disposal ;)
Seriously awesome work on that. The membrane looks especially awesome!!!!!  :D

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2014, 12:24:41 AM »
Gorgeous stuff!

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2014, 07:09:22 PM »
Thanks for all the kind comments guys  :smile:

I suppose you wanna see a bit more of Gloria

I've finished the head;










Sorry for the poor pics. :mad: I really am struggling to get pics where the wings don't cast too much shadows - they are huge and limit photo angles!

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2014, 12:09:50 AM »
Nothing wrong with those pix. Great work!

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2014, 08:58:24 AM »
 :blub: you make me wish I had more money! That is awesome!

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2014, 01:04:24 PM »
She looks incredibly awesome.

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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2014, 12:21:57 PM »
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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2014, 06:16:22 PM »
Enormous work. Time to steal your pics for future reference.
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Re: WIP Heresy Dragon
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2014, 10:24:59 PM »
It's looking great so far, I can't wait till I get mine and butcher the paint job 8:::