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Something different i do..DRAGONS
Thor
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2003 - 04:04 AM UTC
Hello all,

Thought it would be nice to show you all what i do when i don't feel like building a military model. As i'm (also) a BIG fantasy fan i sometimes buy Warhammer/Starwars figures etc.
But i've always been looking for some cool dragon models (not the manufacturor, but the monster type :-) ) but couldnt find any. This weekend i visited the Elf Fantasy Fair event here in Holland and came across some dragonstatues which i thought would be nice when i painted them. And also important (hehe).....they were not that expensive
So, i bought two of them and now they are on my workbench.........cool thing is that they're already primed, so i can start paining right away!
Here are some pics of the dragons......and a pic of a warhammer "dragon" i finished a while ago.

BIG DRAGON !!.....about 40 cm tall



Dragon number 2.........this one is going to be painted first


Warhammer "dragon"



Not quite the same as a tank or airplane eh?
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2003 - 04:34 AM UTC
Your Warhammer dragon has me hungering for some fresh boiled lobster...man, look at those claws! LOL #:-)
Nice work, Thor.
2-2dragoon
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2003 - 06:01 AM UTC
I always look at these figures and think, man, that would be cool to paint. I may have to break down and buy myself a couple and mess with them... I have done a couple of warhammer/fantasy kits and really enjoyed them.

The Warhammer dragon looks great... some of those guys are just so cool.
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2003 - 07:37 AM UTC
In that scale Dolf,nice artwork.
Arthur
chip250
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2003 - 08:13 AM UTC
Those look very nice! Great to see them!

~Chip
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2003 - 09:30 AM UTC
all those are wonderful,I especially liked the posing of the 40 cm tall dragon..have fun when painting them...warhammer one is nice work.
Pieter
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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:15 AM UTC
Thor,

Very nice dragons. I esp. like the 40cm one.
mongo_mel
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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 05:05 AM UTC
Hi Thor,
Those are some pretty good looking dragon models you have there.
I've got 2 myself, but not like those. Did you ever see the movie "Dragonheart"? It stars Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery as the voice of the dragon. I have the vinyl kit of the entire dragon and a resin bust of the dragons head and arm.



This is a picture of the kit by the manufacturer (United Empire Miniatures). It's big and a great likeness to the movie dragon. If you really like dragons, you might want to look into this kit too.
Thor
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 05:30 AM UTC
Ya, i did see Dragonheart and Dragonheart II. Didnt know that there were any models of Draco out there though. That bust looks awesome! Do you happen to know where i could order the kit of the entire dragon? I'd really like to build that one!

Thanks for the info Mongo!
mongo_mel
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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 06:00 AM UTC
Hi Thor,
I did a search and came up with this site:

http://www.monstrosities.com/Products/godzilla2.asp?data=DRAGONHEART%20VINYL%20MODEL%20KIT

This guy is asking $45 (US I guess).
It's a vinyl kit and I think it will take some work to build it up nice. Lots of gaps to soften with heat and reshape to suit. I'm not too sure that I'll ever build mine, especially now that I have the resin bust. Let me know what you think.
I hope this helps
Thor
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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 01:52 AM UTC
It sure does :-)
Thanks for the link! Ive put it in my favourites.
I can imagine that you would want to build the bust; it is so detailed.
As for me: im not that familiar with resin kits (have done some in the past, but not alot) so i would stick to the vinyl kit. Some extra work on it is ok, makes it a bigger challenge and the result will be a very nice dragon!