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WIP Critique Pathfinder Dragon from Reaperminiatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Brushguy, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. Brushguy Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Good evening!

    Thank you, Tinseltown. :)

    Ok, so we can proceed now. I have been busy last weekend and worked a bit on the dragon.

    After an ivory basecoat over the yet unpainted areas...

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    ... I washed those ivory areas with some thinned down layers of paint.

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    So, slowly everything is coming together now.
    More next time
    Cheers
    Dirk
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  2. Brushguy Active Member

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    Germany
    Hello!

    Here's a new photo with some more progress on the dragon.

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    Thanks for looking
    Cheers
    Dirk
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  3. Brushguy Active Member

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    Germany
    Hello!

    Well, before it's getting "boring" here, I'd rather like to add a few more images to the topic.
    I started to "scatter" some small photo etched ferns all over the base. As you can see here they are "growing" on the small stone head now:

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    While doing so, I noticed, I might need to prepare some more foliage to increase the realism on the base a bit further, so I also painted up these small plants over the weekend.
    They are sold as "rhubarb" for a much smaller train scale (1:160), but I think they will do a perfect job on my dragonbase.

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    As always thanks for watching and all comments and/or questions are welcome.
    Cheers
    Dirk
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  4. Brushguy Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello there!
    Some new progress and photos soon to follow here, just in case you where wondering.;)
    Cheers
    Dirk
  5. Brushguy Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello and a happy new year to you all!

    Well, just before christmas I decided to "plant" all the foliage I had prepaired for the base. So, here are the latest images:

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    I need to "grow" some gras bushes inbetween now, to bind it all together.

    Well, more next time. As allways, thank you for watching and for every comment/critique/input you might want to make.
    Regards
    Dirk
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  6. Brushguy Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello!

    While not too much has happened here, I want to post some new "beautyshots" of the almost finished dragon.

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    And I also continued with "growing" the base, by putting up some grass tufts.

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    As allways, to be continued...
    Cheers
    Dirk
  7. Brushguy Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello again!

    Here's some small progress done the past weekend. I prepared a few tiny HO scale injection plastic flowers from BUSCH for the base. BUSCH has a very nice range of tiny flowers that can be used for our purposes. These are roses and dalhia.

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    More soon. Thanks for following me here.
    Cheers
    Dirk
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  8. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Very awesome groundwork. Thanks for sharing. I have gathered some good ideas from you.
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  9. Gaudin A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Awesome :)

    Bar the dragon, the vignette strongly reminds me of a Czech cartoon about a mole we used to watch as kids :ROFLMAO: vegetation is so similar in style and colors

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  10. Brushguy Active Member

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    Germany
    Hi there!

    Thank you, pgarri27! It's nice if I can share some of my knowledge to the benefit of hobby fellows. ;)

    Hmmm, interesting, Gaudin, honestly I never saw it his way. Well, not sure if you noticed that there actually IS a mole in this scenen?
    I watched and loved this cartoon as a kid, too, and I guess it did have some influence on me. I like to sculpt the occasional mole into my scenes, if the theme allows for it.

    Well, as allways, more to follow next time.
    Cheers
    Dirk
  11. Gaudin A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yep, noticed the mole, that's how the whole thing came together in my mind :D Subliminal messages, straight from childhood :)
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  12. mcsnead17 Member

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    United-States
    I have only one question other than the craft paints what kind of paints did you use on this diorama ?
  13. Brushguy Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello!

    A good question. Well, I actually only use hobby and miniature acrylic paints from different brands. That's mostly old Ral Partha Paints and Vallejo Paints, besides the craft paints.
    Did this answer your question?

    Greetings
    Dirk
  14. mcsnead17 Member

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    United-States
    I hope you realize that the company that makes Rap Partha paints does not exist any more so what do you use ?
  15. Brushguy Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Oh, sorry, just now noticed your question. Yeah, sure there are no more RP paints around anymore. But I've been using a lot of other craft paints for long years, so there is actually no state of emergency on that side. ;)

    Btw. I have finished the dragon now and here are some more beautyshots for you all:

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    Now I need to finish the base and then put the dragon up on it and were good to go.
    More to follow soon. Thanks for looking.
    Cheers
    Dirk
  16. Brushguy Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello!

    Well, better late, than never, so here are the final photos of the finished dragon with base.

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    FIN!

    Thanks for following me here.
    Best wishes
    Dirk
  17. Edson Member

    Country:
    Mexico
    Outstanding work man!

    Ed(y)
  18. hall-moye@msn.com Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
  19. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That is really well done nice one
    Steve
  20. Brushguy Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Thank you guys! Much appreciated. ;)

    Cheers
    Dirk

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