Fearless Frost Dragon from Ral Partha

I painted this dragon for a commission and I’m pleased at how it came out. It’s mainly a black dragon, highlighted up to a shade of blue on the body and wings and a greenish grey on the scales.  I tried for glowing eyes as was in the reference I received.

Work in Progress Dragon : Basing, Groundwork, and Finishing

When satisfied with the painting, I use two part epoxy and pins to fasten the model to a base.  I picked up this base at a craft store then stained and sealed it.  Bases can also be found online and in hobby shops in all shapes, sizes, and materials. After the epoxy cures, groundwork can …
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Work in Progress Dragon: Painting

Once the base coat is dried, I liberally applied thinned dark blue ink over the entire model.   I don’t always use inks and washes but it works well with tiny scales to easily shadow around every one of them. The ink will take a while to dry. Once it’s ready, I go over every …
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Work in Progress Dragon: Primed

The project then gets a thin coat of primer and airbrushed. The color of primer and airbrushed base coat depends on the final color of the model.  If a brighter color scheme is needed, then it’s best to go with a light colored primer. I use grey and sometimes white.  If a dark coloring is …
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Work in Progress Dragon: Assembling

I then assemble everything that can be put together without blocking the  path of my brush.  This dragon is easy enough to paint fully assembled.  I used pins, two part epoxy and epoxy putty for strength and joint filling.  The cord is used to keep the weight off of the wings until they are fully …
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