Skyrim - Frost Dragon Mk2 by DaiShi

Discussion in 'Gaming & Toys' started by daishi, Mar 2, 2013.


Do you think I should mirror the model?

  1. Yes

    9 vote(s)
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
  1. daishi

    daishi Member

    Yes well the camera makes the dragon way bluer than it actually is. cant really help it, I think its maybe something in the photo paper. because with plain paper the pictures were not as saturated as IRL not they are over-saturated wall1

    And if you recall I wrote somewhere that my Mk1 is was printed on a really <CENSORED> printer so I'm definitely overcompensating a bit. But what can I say I like it to have a more icy blue look after the greenish/grey of my Mk1 (And as you have said its a personal preference :cool:)

    I'm always trying to take build pictures. But i usually listen to audiobooks while building and kind of forget about it (even with having the camera on the table in front of me wall1)
  2. pokemoz

    pokemoz New Member

    Another great work and I'm really impressed about your patience to build such models. In fact...I worked on mechs about 20-30 hours but this one (also the other frost dragon) is a bit more work I think (also other models of course). In germany we would say "Ich ziehe meinen Hut vor euch!" :) Great...indeed!
  3. Dented Rick

    Dented Rick Human

    Always been a fan of Dragons....and you have certainly done them justice....Great job :)
  4. daishi

    daishi Member

    Ive gotten a little busy for the last month or so but here is an update:

    I've mostly finished with the Word wall for Mk2 to stand on.
    I still have to glue in the internal bracing, but I think Ill wait with that until the whole dragon is finished.

    I've used 190 gsm matt photo paper for this part. I think I'll have to get back to thicker marker pens to color the cut edges when I use this kind of paper again, some of the edges show more white than id like to, but Ill do something about that later.
    So here are the pictures:

    Sorry I forgot to take build pictures again wall1, but on the other hand Redshirts from J. Scalzi (Audiobook) was really good and funny too. I actually tore a piece because I started laughing so hard :)
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Now that is a nice word wall!!!!!
  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

  7. daishi

    daishi Member

    Sorry I didnt post any updates lately:
    had some camera trouble, and I really didn't want to use my phone camera.

    So the wings are done, since Ive used thinner paper this time around I could cut away the membranes to give it a more ragged look.

    I used expanding foam and wooden sticks to strengthen the wings so they should hold up better than my old MkI

    So here are some pics:

    Attached Files:

  8. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Looking fantastic Daishi.
    The new colour looks good!:thumb:

    (And I don't even wanna talk about my build..:cry:)
  9. daishi

    daishi Member

    Ok I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. (And I'm reasonably sure its not a train headlight :cool:)

    My Mk2 build is almost completed only the tail left to finish!
    All the expanding foam I intended to use is dried and hardened so I think its safe to say that excluding a major external accident the Dragon itself should be closing completion.

    The thicker parts of the wings, the front part of the chest and hip is mostly filled with expanding foam, with some wooden reinforcements in the wings, so if this is not enough to keep the dragon upright I don't know what will be. I'm thinking of using wooden dowels on the foot - Word Wall contact points. and use expanding foam inside the Word Wall too.

    As for the Word Wall. I'm thinking of making small indentations on the characters using an eraser and my tweezers to give them a more carved out look. Have to try it out first though since ofc. it came to me after it was already assembled wall1.
    Also I'm thinking about enhancing the moss on the rock by using some kind of coarse green powder. I have a few candidates already but I'll have to try them out how they look. (If anyone have a proven technique that does not require expensive (like the stuff you can buy for dioramas and whatnot) ingredients I'd be delighted to hear them :mrgreen:)

    Oh and ofc. some pictures:

    Attached Files:

  10. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Absolutly fantastic, I love it even if it is blueish. maybe one day I'll get up the nerve to try something like that.
  11. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Oh, boy, I'm sooo not worthy! I'm speechless! I just hope my older son doesn't see that, or I'll have to build it! Hohohohohohoh...
  12. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Simply the best dragon (dio) I've ever seen. I'm totally amazed!
  13. daishi

    daishi Member

    Finally finished with my Frost Dragon MkII so I'm pretty pleased with myself right now. :cool:

    The moss turned out quite well I was expecting it to looks about half this good.

    I've attached some pics but the there are higher resolution versions here and here, and ofc. in my gallery.

    Attached Files:

  14. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator



    I bow before you, master of the dragon.... This is the most awesome dragon model / dioram I've ever seen. Thank you for the links to your album and the bigger versions. I'm totally speechless.

  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I am beyond IMPRESSED!!!
    That is PHENOMINAL!!!
    Once I get the time to do such, I am going to have to try my hand at this model.

    KUDOS TO YOU ON A FINE JOB WELL DONE!!!:thumb::thumb:
  16. lehcyfer

    lehcyfer Member

  17. johanvanacker

    johanvanacker Member

    You are the master !
  18. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    It's the real thing!

    Naaah... You somehow genetically engineered a pet dragon and took those pictures. It can't be paper, it's a real, small dragon! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    UNBELIEVABLE, that's UHU02 standard, if I may boldly say so! :cool: :cool: :cool:
  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    OK, OK...!!! YOU WIN!!!!!! :mrgreen:

    Mine looks crap in comparison to yours.

    You make me want to start all over again...... :p
    But, even if I did, I wouldn't beat that....!!

    Respect Sir!!! :inw:

    Now I am going to open a beer, smoke a joint and sulk .... sign1sign1

  20. daishi

    daishi Member

    Thx all! there will be a small model exhibition near here in 2 weeks we will see how the judges like it. :)

    It's not gene-engineered, its a pseudo-dragon familiar, had to cast the spell for 20 hours till it showed up ( <- Its a D&D reference :mrgreen:)

    Nah! I took some pointers from your build, like using expanding foam, and how to cut the wing membranes so they look good.
    Also if you didn't start building I wouldn't have got the inspiration to do a re-build.

    Also that base you've made makes me envious. Its so cool!

    I've put my old dragon next to this one just to make a shot, but the old one looked so bad I decided not to take the pic after all. (time wasn't kind to it, especially without proper internal support)

    Its not a competition anyway, I like to see other ppl building my templates. Especially if I can learn a few tricks from them myself, which was the case now, so I thank you for that.

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