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From the workbench: St. Mark on Dragon, part 2

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There’s been a lot of progress since part 1. The dragon body is nearly finished, and I’ve built out the base a bit.

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I haven’t really put any paint on the rider yet, but I converted his arm holding a pistol into binoculars, which involved a fair amount of resculpting.

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The round resin plinth he’s sitting on is only temporary, for holding him while I paint. I’m planning on putting him on a larger wood plinth eventually.

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I’m not sure about the highlighting I did on the back leg in this shot. It doesn’t really make sense from a physics standpoint, but it also provides a sense of energy and motion which I like (and which was inspired by something Alfonso “Banshee” Giraldes said in a class I took from him). I’m going to leave it for now, and see how I feel about it when the rest of the mini is closer to finished.

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On to the rider! I’m off to Google some fabric reference for his clothing, since I still haven’t figured out what I’m going to do with it. I’m thinking about doing something inspired from West Asian or South Asian fabric patterns. I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum in London a couple of weeks ago while traveling for work, and there was a show on the Fabrics of India which got me thinking along those lines.

2 Comments

  1. love the use of all the colors and love what you did to the rider but for such a look and feel I would almost expect to see a sidearm on the leg or something like a rifle in a holster next to him on the mount next the saddle like in a old western if you know what I mean.

    • althai

      October 21, 2015 at 12:20 am

      Hmm, that’s an interesting idea, especially since I replaced the pistol he normally carries with binoculars. I might just do that. I need to look through my bits box. I think GW weapons might be a bit too big and chunky for the sculpt, but I’m not sure what other options I have.

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