Model Of The Month: Daishi's Frost Dragon by DanBKing

Discussion in 'Gaming & Toys' started by DanBKing, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    see, you are a diorama modeler at heart, looks great Dan
  2. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    A great step for man and dragon...


    Mega-fantastic, man! You needed this great victory after losing a small battle. I'm sure after building such a nice base/stand/diorama, you'll be able to retake your work on the dragon and succeed.
    The best thing is, and I think I've already written this before, you'll be twice as more careful, and we'll be four times as more amazed by your work of art!
    Go for it, Dan!

  3. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Thanks Rogerio.

    I started preparing all the replacement parts for the repair, last night.
    So, hopefully soon, I will be back on track.

    I am DEFINATELY NOT giving up after I have come this far.....

    Watch this space!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:mrgreen:

  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I keep my fingers crossed... And take care - don't let the dragon bite you! :)
  5. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    I'll keep my eyes open...

    I wouldn't miss it for the world! :thumb: :thumb: :twisted:

    Totally! BEWARE! sign1 sign1
  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Those creatures are most intelligent; they never forget what you do (or have done) to them (especially when it comes to feeding them with foam)! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  7. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    As an old phrase comes to mind...
    "Don't meddel in the affairs of Dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with catsup."

    Dragons do make hard masters to please...
  8. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    I'm tired of being a dragon,
    Ferocious and brimming with flame,
    The cause of unspeakable terror
    When anyone mentions my name.
    I'm bored with my bad reputation
    For being a miserable brute,
    And being routinely expected.
    To brazenly pillage and loot.

    I wish that I weren't repulsive,
    Despicable, ruthless and fierce,
    With talons designed to dismember
    And fangs finely fashioned to pierce.
    I've lost my desire for doing
    The deeds any dragon should do,
    But since I can't alter my nature,
    I guess I'll just terrify you.

    ~ Jack Prelutsky!
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    EXACTLY. Great poem! :thumb:
  10. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Poems and fables

    Wonderful poem. That reminds me of the fable about the scorpion and the frog. The scorpion couldn't help its own nature... :cry:
  11. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Yep. That might happen when ... "nature calls" ! :mrgreen:
  12. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Who's calling?

    You know, I usually take that for other situations... sign1 sign1 sign1 sign1 sign1
  13. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Leg it !!!

    I made a decision over the build order. As it turns out, the disaster with the body and wing attachment earlier, may be a small blessing in disguise.

    The whole armature structure will be attached to the base, as a self supporting structure inside the model. This means that very little structural stress will be enforced on the model itself. So with this in mind, I thought it might be wise to ensure a good structural integrity of the lower section of the armature, (legs/tail/rock), before attaching the upper half, (body/head/wings.)

    So, back to where I left off, with the first disaster of this project, the legs. Albeit, this time, being a lot more careful when bending the wire armature into shape as I build......

    I started with the right foot this time.....


    Like before, I inserted the armature through the foot and filled the ankle with foam. I checked and double checked the angle of the bend where the armature exits the foot and enters the rock, to make sure that everything lines up as it should.


    Once this had cured, I built up the lower leg/calf section up to the next joint and again filled this with foam.


    And the same again for the upper section of the leg....


    Once everything had cured, I test fitted the foot in place to make sure all was well......


    And you can see, from inside the rock, why the bend is important to get right, so that the leg of the armature stays vertical.


    In this shot you can just see the armature between the foot and rock. This will be later coloured black and it should become relatively invisible.


    I have a lot of colouring and touch-ups to do which I'll do later, but, so far, so good. Now on to the left leg.

  14. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Excellent! :thumb:
  15. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    Take your time and keep up the FANTASTIC job! As you already know, easy does it.
  16. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member


    Thanks for the encouragment, guys...


    Ticking away the moments
    That make up a dull day
    Fritter and waste the hours
    In an off-hand way

    And then the one day you find
    Ten years have got behind you
    No one told you when to run
    You missed the starting gun

    ~ Pink Floyd

  17. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    NOW you're talking! Wait... Singing? Reciting? Hmmmm...
  18. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I guess he's up to something... :mrgreen:

  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    On an even footing.

    Just a small update.

    The second leg is complete, at last.




    I have nearly finished repairing the damage to the wing and body and I hope to get that put back together soon.

  20. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    You're doing great, Dan, just great!

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