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So, this guy will be the last resin brat I get for a good while. I managed to find a couple of Pixius in stock at DDE, so I got the one grey one (without a faceup) they had. I figured that there was not much reason to not do it while I had a little money to spare and the chance to get him without a three month wait. I've named him Niall, and he is going to be a little storm dragon. I won't bore you with the box opening photos (because they're not actually particularly exciting), but here is one shot of what he looked like when he arrived, and a couple of the blushing/painting I did. I wen with black and dark grey colouring since he's grey resin, and I don't think he turned out too badly. I need to pick up a can of testors so I can touch up a couple of spots, but other than that, he's done. I have no idea what, if anything, he will be wearing. I may make a kilt for him, but I don't know if I'm up to making one even smaller than Declan's.

Niall upon arrival:


I spent a few minutes playing with him, and then got down to the business of getting him painted.


During painting. I did the layers of speckling with black watercolour paint, so I had to let it dry before I could seal and go over it with pastel. I forgot to get a photo of the hands, feet, wings, tail, and head as I was doing those. This is one for that "photos to make non bjd owners scratch their heads" thread on DoA. He was covered in wet paint, so I had to hang him *somewhere* to dry. This was the nearest available spot. XD



Finished. There's a little more flash than I wanted here, so he's slightly washed out, but it gives a fairly accurate look at what the blushing looks like. I didn't really think about it until I took this, but his colouring sort of makes him look like a gargoyle.



Closeup of feet and hands, and one of his face. I made those horns out of sculpey and puttied them on his head. Couldn't have a dragon without horns.









Finally, a comparison shot with Declan. Niall is roughly the same height, but proportionally smaller all over except for his hands and, obviously, his feet.

Date: 2012-03-15 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amubleu.livejournal.com
So awesome Lauren! Congrats to your new guy and great job on the face up and body blushing. Did you use the tooth brush method or did you paint each one on (please say you did the first one... omg the time it would take for the second option). Man, those tiny guys know how to multiply don't they? (so cute X3)

Date: 2012-03-15 04:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hominivorax.livejournal.com
Thanks! I did use the toothbrush method, which *still* took a long time. Argh, layers and layers of paint, and having to redo his head at least three times. DX They really, realy do.(I know! :3)

Date: 2012-03-15 07:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzieboots.livejournal.com
He's great - I love what you've done with him!

Date: 2012-03-18 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hominivorax.livejournal.com
Thanks a lot! :)

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