I love this sculpture! I'm starting on a stone carving of one of Denny's dragons in a similar pose. Did you do this direct from the TV images, or did you have more to work from? I'm having trouble finding pictures that give me a full 3D view of these animals.
Thanks very much I worked a bit from the tv images but worked a lot more from animal anatomy books in general and from my collection of fantasy art books. My newer creatures are way more correct as far as anatomy goes but these turned out ok. Good luck on the carving!
Thanks so much They are done in Monster Clay and then cast in resin. The scales are done by using hollow bronze and aluminum tubing and banging them into interesting shapes. You then use these as stamps, making sure not to have the surface too smooth. It's a matter of dozens of hours of texture work after you get the basic technique down. I think it's a neat effect though.
I am trying out super sculpey and have read that you have to prime it before you use acrylic paint. Could you suggest any primers? Ive read about gray gesso spray? Acrylic peeled off when i didnt prime it.
I like testors personally but have used Citadel, Armory and a couple others as well with good results. Actually even Krylon primer will work in a pinch but is a bit thicker and masks fine details sometimes. Not tried the gesso spray though.
It might be a bit shiny for my taste. I like Testor's Dullcote or one of the matte varnishes used for tabletop wargaming miniatures. thewarstore.com is a good resource for that kind of stuff or if your town has a local gaming store.
All three of the dragons will be cast in resin and available as unpainted or painted kits at the beginning of November. The unpainted ones will be around $200 to $250 each depending on how difficult they are to reproduce. Paint prices vary from $50 to over $100 per piece depending on which of my painters you'd like to use thanks so much for your interest!
I will definitely be following your progress, can't wait to see more photos! Unfortunate for me that it won't be ready until November, but gives me time to save up as well! Especially if I will be needing three... I can't wait to see how these turn out! Best replicas I've seen!