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#5964
McFarlane conversion version 2 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Here are some shots of the Water Clan dragon turned into a red dragon. I really like how it came out, it's a much bigger difference this time. I blended the wings into black, I gave the dragon black horns, and I shaved the fins off the bottom of his tail before painting the remaining fins yellowish brown.

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McFarlane conversion version 2 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Some more....
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#5966
McFarlane conversion version 2 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
very nice work
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#5967
McFarlane conversion version 2 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Did you prime the Dragon first? The only reason I ask is Primer is weird on different plastics. On hard plastic 99% of the time you’re fine, it those flexible kinds “like Dragon wings� that it seems to never want to dry. My guess is the solvents in the oil-based primer never-quite jell with those type plastics. They always remain tacky. The solution I’ve found is to first paint these type plastics with water-based primer, let that dry, then you can use caned primer to even it out.

In any event, nice re-paint and you’ve sold me on these dragons. We’re planning on picking up a few. I just love the size! Now that’s a Great Wyrm!

Have any of you guys ever seen the Huge Plastic Red Dragon TSR put out for Dragon Lance in the mid-eighties? It’s about the McFarlane size. Their extremely rare and go for around $100 if and when they come up. I’d just like to find one already painted no box for a few bucks. I’d love to re-do it for our collection.
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#5968
McFarlane conversion version 2 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
I wanted to prime these, but I couldn't - I only have spray primer, and I was pretty sure the solvent would dissolve the rubber plastic on these dragons. That made it harder to do the black dragon....

I added an inkwash and some drybrushing to the red one, but it doesn't take pictures very well -- the glare from the direct lighting tends to hide the wash. Still, you might be able to get a sense of it, and I tried to use somewhat oblique lighting to compensate for the glare...

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#5969
McFarlane conversion version 2 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
I must say that I believe I am seeing over the last couple months improvement in your painting skills.

Now, I am not saying they were sub-standard in the first place, but I am saying they are getting better before our eyes with all of the work you are doing and showing.
Very few people can show that much development in such a short period of time.

My sincere complements.
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#5970
McFarlane conversion version 2 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Thanks! That means a lot, I know you have exacting standards.

I was thinking of you, actually, since I remembered our conversation about red dragons from before. This guy I painted to copy a specific painting, I'll post a pic later to show you what I had in mind.

But I do plan on trying something more daring when I can get my hands on more of these cheap dragons. I'm going to start with a metallic, probably a bronze (though maybe a gold, depending on how nuts I go with gold highlighting)

But then I think I'm going to try a saphire dragon -- I'll probably use the Fire Clan (the white one) for that.

I like the idea of using some of these just for practice -- at $11 a pop, it's easier to take risks and try new things than with even the cheapest gaming dragon, which usually cost at least $20.

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#5971
McFarlane conversion version 2 9 Years, 4 Months ago  
Well I have to say that even though I have read, (And Posted responses), to these Conversions/Re-paints in reverse Order, That I am really likeing what you are Doing here... I Did not realize when you first started talking about the McFarlane Dragons that you were planning to re-paint them... But I think that it was a Good Call...
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