Messing with Narthrax – Paint

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Narthrax has been propped up on my workstation staring at me for over a month.  One of the reasons it remained there for so long is because I wasn’t able to decide what color it should be.  Red? No.  Blue? Nah.  Green?  Nope…and so on.  At the risk of sounding a little too artsy sometimes you just to let the colors emerge.  Break out the Gesso!

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A base coat of brown.  Hmm.  A more natural color maybe?  I noticed my daughter was playing Skyrim the other day and I wonder if that didn’t have some effect.

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I started adding some highlights and thought maybe some cream and rust colors might help lighten it up.

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The eyes need some rework:

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Now back to the base that I built for her a while back and some better lighting.

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It still needs dome detail work and a magnet placement for the back foot but I’m surprisingly happy with the direction this is going.

Thanks for taking a look,

Night Owl

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Messing with Narthrax

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I’ve been working on a stronghold/fort using Hirst Arts blocks off and on for the last few months in what little spare time I’ve had between projects.  Some pieces get moved on to other projects and some stick around.  I’m not a hundred percent sure of the configuration yet but I think I am honing in it finally.

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I don’t know if this is going to be a permanent diorama or if I’ll keep it available for gaming so I tried to make it as modular as possible.

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I wanted to add some water features so I made a fountain and a couple of pools.

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I used white glue to build up the water letting it dry for 24 hours between layers and then topped it with glass varnish before adding some lily pads.

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I decided it wasn’t big enough so I added some more parts (and may still add some more).

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So the timing was pretty good to try to figure out how to incorporate Narthrax into the project and for most of today I’ve just been playing around trying different set ups.

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I think I will build a different tower that will be specifically for him and can be both part of this set and a stand alone base.  I’ve never casts with magnets but it looks like it might be time to learn just to keep him up where he belongs.

I’m getting excited enough about this project that all the others may have to be put on hold for bit!

Thanks for looking,

Night  Owl