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Author Topic: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)  (Read 6560 times)

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Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« on: May 05, 2008, 06:30:35 AM »

You may remember from a while back my strange wading bird, which I was ridiculously claiming at the time was a WIP for a dragon head:

Well I've finally finished the skull. It's a bit over the top, I could have done it a bit more roughly but as it's a learning process for me, this sculpting lark, I wanted to go the whole hog. Gotta learn the full monty before you can work out where you can make the short cuts, right? I'm not gonna put Kev's or Snuurg's in the shade but I'm quite proud of how it's going so far:

A scale shot next to Reaper's heroic armature (roughly 30mm):

Finally here's a shot with the lower jaw in situ:

There's another shot of this in my Cheddermonger gallery, taken without the flash. In this pic the lower jaw isn't quite finished yet but since it was taken I've added incisors in the tip of the jaw as well as the canines that are just glued on in the pic, carnassials, socketed them properly, added depth to the chin and put a smooth(ish) finish on it.
I've also just made a 2 part mold of the upper section to assuage my paranoia about making a donkey's bum of it at this stage. Hopefully I can get casts (assuming I can find anyone selling a resin or plaster I can use) and use them to add the musculature. It'll also give me a chance to play with lower jaw positioning. So what do people think so far?
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 06:44:26 AM »

Looks good mate  :icon_wink:  It has a slight Tyrannid look to it if you ask me but once painted will be more Dragon-esque methinks
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008, 08:49:39 AM »

I like it. Are you just doing the skull?
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008, 09:16:33 AM »

That skull is great. Very reptilian. The detail on that dragon will be quite intensive when its finished...

Please finish it  :Walkdrag:
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 09:27:04 AM »

I like it. Are you just doing the skull?
Nope. I'm going to sculpt the squishy bits onto one of the casts I hope to make. *fingers crossed*
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 09:34:00 AM »

Great news, so then there will be a chance of getting the skull and a full dragon?
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 09:46:17 AM »

Erm... basically the idea was for a dragon head for my girlfriend's birthday. Something she could paint up. Once I've finished hers I suppose I could ask her nicely if I could use some of the spare skulls to create something different (it is her present after all, it would lose a little something if everyone had one), perhaps even a full body. This is (in parallel with George) my first attempt at pushing putty so I wouldn't expect anything too great if she says yes. Again this all assumes I can get some resin and that my mold (which is also my first attempt) actually works.
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2008, 05:32:07 PM »

A quick update of work on the dragon, I'm not reet good at remembering to take photos of what I'm doing so these are mostly me trying to work out where I'm going wrong:

I had to make new teeth I just couldn't get them to cast. Built a bit of spine with some Superfine white Milliput attached it to the cast and then started trying to tack some muscles onto it. 

This is where I'm up to as of tonight. And this illustrates exactly the reason for taking the pictures. It doesn't look as lumpy as that to me. And finally a quick close up:

I'm quite proud of the eyelids... but you know... small things...  :D
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2008, 05:34:16 PM »

So you should be, a nice job there looking forward to seeing how it develops
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2008, 04:46:46 AM »

Hey Caerban.  I don't often comment of sculpt WIP threads, as I have little to contribute - but I had to chime in and say that your work on this one so far is awesome :D
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2008, 07:39:09 PM »

The head + teeth + eyes = AWESOME!!!
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2008, 11:37:13 PM »

yup. very purdy so far, cant wait to see it flesh out a bit.
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2008, 10:43:49 PM »

That looks very good.
The eyes, wow.

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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2008, 10:53:16 PM »

Where did you order the metal balls from?
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Re: Dragon Head WIP - Skull finished (image heavy)
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2008, 04:57:00 AM »

IIRC a bunch of us jumped when we saw the FoD heads-up for Simply Bearings.

Hullo!  Keep it up, Caerban. ;)
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