Ok, so i came across a lizard man creature action figure that was basically a junk toy. I assume it was a spiderman or similar comic book figure, scaled to about 6 or 7 inches. So, unless my crafting was scaled up alot, it wouldnt have drawn my eye.
But it had this really cool looking head. So i picked it up (free. It was a donation toy that our business picked up but couldnt use due to its condition) and popped off the head.
Now i have this cool, two inch long, one inch wide, green dragon looking head. That i cant think of how i should use it.
Now i could craft a body. Problem is, the detail on the head would require some serious expert crafting to make it match up.
I thought of crafting a hole that i can have it sticking out from. But that seems gimicky.
So here is where i figured i should ask around here for ideas.
And yes, i know pictures would help. No, i have not made peace with technology to that point. So, no luck on photos...
Further you could use it as a statue and a trap! A little obvious perhaps, but it would look pretty cool. Another possibility is to mount it on a length of doweling as some kind of pillar, or icon, or something. Maybe some chains could be added to the dowel, and now you have cool sacrificial post!
You could make some kind of pond and simply place the head in the middle of it - the rest of the dragon is hiding under water. Or if you had a dungeon with lots of magical portals (mirrors, archways, etc...), the dragon could attack the party by simply sticking it's head through and breath on and/or bite them.
Dragons are very intelligent, and such a strategy makes it extremely hard to hit. Actually the only way I see for the party to kill such an enemy is to behead it, either with swords (the calssic way) or by shutting of the portal while the dragon sticks his head through. But I guess a dragon would have thought of such a weakness in it's strategy and has installed some measures to prevent exactly that. It's the player's task to find a countermeasure...
Anaway, used that way you don't need a body for the dragon and can use the head almost as is.
If someone tells you that you have enough craft suplies and you don't need anymore, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
good ideas all. I was also thinking of crafting some sort of magical "Cage" that would hide the body, but leave the head out, shackled with chains. Not sure how I would use that in a game, but it seemed like a possible adventure hook.
If I were to describe the actual age of the Dragon based on the head along, I'd call it an adult Green Dragon, or perhaps the age category below, using other D&D Dragon miniatures as a basis for comparison.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT