Happy New Year! With work subsiding during 2013 Dec end, I managed to find some time and pick up my brushes again. Managed to settle for a commission project from a client. Client had this 3D printed dragon. The sculpt was amazing and the details were good as well. These days, 3D printers are simply amazing. It definitely brings the design and manufacturing to a different stage of process.
The dragon is themed as an Ice Dragon. I had a reference from client to refer to. As it’s a Ice Dragon theme, it will be of a blue icy theme type of dragon. Started the dragon with the basic base coat black. Then it is followed by a base of Citadel Kantor Blue. Once dried, it is washed with Citadel Nuln Oil.
Next the highlighting portion, it is highlighted with a mix of Citadel Kantor Blue and White, then blended to the darken Kantor Blue with Nuln Oil. Finally, at the edge of each scale, it is highlighted with light mix of Kantor and White.
The wings of the dragon is base painted with Citadel Dheneb Stone , followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade. Once dried, it is highlighted by using back Citadel Dhenen Stone. The high areas are then further highlighted with Skull White.
Getting to the base for the dragon was definitely very exciting. I managed to order a suitable base Slate Wastes size of 150mm x 100mm from Dragon Forge base. Dragon Forge base for a dragon, definitely very cool! The base is then themed with snow. Mixed some Army painter snow with white glue and applied to the rocky base. Once done and dried, with the dragon pinned and assembled, I can feel the cold dragon’s breath! It’s simply amazing! Sure had lots of fun getting this dragon into action! Cheers!