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I used the oil on water technique to achieve the wing effects. The base is made of Hirstart blocks, paper towel and kabob sticks.

JB Mallus

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Date: Fri April 19, 2013
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Beautiful Helldrake!! Im new to the game and just starting out. I would like to know more about your techniques and how you did the base.
#1 Wed April 24, 2013 3:14pm

JB Mallus

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Welverin: You ask for a great deal. I will attempt to answer your questions soon. For now, please visit http://www.hirstarts.com/ and http://www.hirstarts.com/molds/moldscav.html
#2 Tue April 30, 2013 11:58am

JB Mallus

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Float a couple of drops of nail polish on water and very carefully swirls the colors together. I found that cold water and a warm room seem to help. Swirl the polish with a toothpick. Then dip the part into the water and the polish sticks on the part. This took some practice, and I used black primer with a drybrush of white over top.

My main problem was doing all of this fast enough so that the polish didn't 'freeze' before adhering. Also the polish can turn into a blob and that isn't very useful.
#3 Tue April 30, 2013 3:25pm


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Looking at it, I imagine looking into the warp on the Helldrake's skin. With the dark metal trim is a great color scheme JB. Is that two different nail polish colors?
#4 Fri May 10, 2013 9:37pm

JB Mallus

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Yes, red and yellow nail polish swirled together.
#5 Wed May 22, 2013 11:58am

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