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just wanted to show you my dragon

at the beginning:



nearly finished



at the end



I think it's a good idea to put a fogger in his throat...I just don't know, if there will be enough time to do that (so much work to do; so little time)

hope you like it :)
 

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That's awesome! Definitely needs fog. At the very least maybe you could use some sort of flexible hose (vacuum or drainage) to pipe the fog in from the back.
you're right - I have to let him smoke :D

thank you @ll for your kind responses :)
 

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I see he is a gentleman - he didn't try to bite your head off in that first shot:)
 

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I see he is a gentleman - he didn't try to bite your head off in that first shot:)
he would never bite his mom ;)

he's a well-behaved (<-found that word in LEO *g*) dragon :D

(and still non-smoker)
 

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The dragon head looks great! What did you use to sculpt the head and teeth?
 

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Amazing, very well done. Any plans for a body for him any time soon?

What material did you use? Looks like air dry clay to me, of is that mache?
 

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Were do you get foam blocks that BIG??

BTW very cool sculpt:jol:
 

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Excellent job!! Bring on the fogger!!

I agree with Dave - love the studio space in the photos.
 

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The dragon head looks great! What did you use to sculpt the head and teeth?
If you look closely at the first picture, I think I detect - CHICKEN WIRE!

Don't know what the coating for the armature is though nor the teeth.

Darn good job - going to nick that idea for next year (I'll be going Dragon based and Welsh Dragon's at that)
 

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good morning,

thank you for all your responses; I try to answer the questions (good english training for me ;) )

Nice work PeaVey. That is a great looking dragon head.
I love the look of your work area.
the first picture was taken in Düsseldorf where I visited a builder course.
In Germany on Mardi Gras we have big decorated vehicles driving across the town. And on that course we learned, how to build that decorations

one example for such a vehicle:


The dragon head looks great! What did you use to sculpt the head and teeth?
fritz42_male is right: it's chicken wire with a wooden substructure.
The teeth are made with special clay, that doesn't need to be fired.

Amazing, very well done. Any plans for a body for him any time soon?

What material did you use? Looks like air dry clay to me, of is that mache?
I don't plan to build a body, as I don't know, where I should put him to ;)

If you look closely at the first picture, I think I detect - CHICKEN WIRE!

Don't know what the coating for the armature is though nor the teeth.

Darn good job - going to nick that idea for next year (I'll be going Dragon based and Welsh Dragon's at that)
corret! It's chicken wire :)

actually I'm building a cross vault with the same technique.
I can post a how-to, when it's finished
(oooh, big challenge for me; how-to in english :rolleyes: )
 

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good morning,

thank you for all your responses; I try to answer the questions (good english training for me ;) )

the first picture was taken in Düsseldorf where I visited a builder course.
In Germany on Mardi Gras we have big decorated vehicles driving across the town. And on that course we learned, how to build that decorations

one example for such a vehicle:


fritz42_male is right: it's chicken wire with a wooden substructure.
The teeth are made with special clay, that doesn't need to be fired.

I don't plan to build a body, as I don't know, where I should put him to ;)

corret! It's chicken wire :)

actually I'm building a cross vault with the same technique.
I can post a how-to, when it's finished
(oooh, big challenge for me; how-to in english :rolleyes: )
Hey, my dad was from near Dusseldorf - a little town called Tonisheide.

What did you cover the chicken wire with?
 

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ok, I try to explain ...
I used, what we call 'Hasenleim' - a special glue.
You have to soak pellets made of rabbit-bones (spookey, isn't it) in water; then heat it and mix it with a water/chalk mixture.

Then you dip flower-paper in it (it's paper, where the flowers are wrapped in and that doesn't get holes, when its becomes wet (is tear the correct word?)

I apply the wet paper on the chickenwire and wait, until it's dry and sticks on the wire. After it's dried, you can turn the object and work on the other side :)

Hey, I found Tönisheide with google-map!
It's Tönisheide not Tonisheide - but you don't have that ö, I think.

it's pronounced like the u in 'further' (little german lesson :D )

I'm from Stuttgart, thats 320km from Düsseldorf
 
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