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jlong05's Blog Update (Red Dragon Contest)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:57 pm
by jlong05
Hey everyone. I know we get very little LotR content here, but I am going to the GT locally for it here in AZ and as such have also started work on my painting competition entry. I would appreciate any feedback from all you seasoned painters. Feel free to comment here or on my Blog. ... d%20Dragon

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:22 am
by KInG
why are you entering a tree into a dragon contest :)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:29 am
by jlong05
Cause I like trees. ;)

Seriously, Red Dragon is the contests name, like Grand Daemon. It is funny though. I had thought about getting the dragon model and doing it for the competition, but then felt I better not as I didn't have an army that could easily use the dragon. Ents are cheap enough that I can ally them in if needed.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:34 am
by KInG
ahhhhhh :) sorry, I see now... well so far so good, needs some colour though I think, wood colours :D

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:21 am
by estarriol
It needs some foliage or moss or something. And don't forget the GWHobby rule, the base needs little toadstools on it...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:34 am
by conscriptboris
very nice!

I did start lotr once but no one else was interested so i have a smalll harridan army in a box, inc the elephant :P

Liking mate, keep us updated, on the GT aswell if you can!


PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:02 am
by LordMalekTheRedKnight
looking good. :)

as to foliage, what about adding leaves from the GW plastic trees?

hope that helps

~ Tim

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:03 am
by mattjgilbert
Some lichen/moss painted on the model would look good. All on the one side would look good (unless it's a myth that moss only grows on the north face of trees!)

Agree with the need to add foliage too.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:32 pm
by jlong05
Great comments from everyone. I actually worked some more last evening and added some painted leaves and also gave another highlight color to the bark.

I plan this evening to add the grey (old bark) areas and the highlight to the leaves. Also this may be the opportunity to add a moss/lichen effect.

I have also been playing with the idea of using the woodland scenics tree material to give the foliage more definition. What do you wall this about doing that on a model?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:23 am
by jlong05
Update: Just letting everyone know I have added additional work to the model, taking all feedback received. Please take a look and post on my blog letting me know your thoughts! ... art-3.html


PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:08 am
by mattjgilbert
Your blog wanted me to have a google id or an openid from a provider I'm not signed up with so...

"Great stuff jlong05. I like those leaves and the moss worked really well."

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:37 pm
by jlong05
Yeah, sorry about the id thing. It helps prevent span by forcing the user id and not allowing the anon posts.

Thanks. I do think the moss/lichen came out well. The effect is subtle which is what I wanted. I just wish I could figure out something 'extra' for the base. I had thought about more of an overgrown area, like Fangorn Forest, but didn't like the way it was detracting from the model itself.

Oh well. I will probably revisit it maybe later. I still need to get the display base done and it isn't even started yet.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:46 pm
by mattjgilbert
Maybe some actual twigs painted up to make it look like he's walking through a wooded area?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:05 pm
by jlong05
Last update till my display base is done. I promise. Thank you EVERYONE for your comments both here and on my Blog! ... leted.html

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:41 pm
by LordMalekTheRedKnight
looks amazing, mate! :D

only point i would raise, is that the glue that is holding the right hand side piece of scrub to the base is visible, looking white and milky. i think you might need to paint over it (unless it has since dried clear).

hope that helps :)

~ Tim