I grabbed these two toys on the weekend for a crippling $4 total, whilst my girlfriend was hunting for glowsticks for a costume. Yeah, she is a batshit crazy arty type too <3.
How to convert your dragon...
Rowr. Dinosaurus wrecks!
Since my recent misfortunes, pushing my dollar value has never been so important. But there is a joy to turning trash into treasure! Rich or poor I am going to be haunting dollar stores.
I am drooling over some of the amazing minis coming out at the moment, but this will do plenty for playtesting Skulldred and keeping me in craft projects.
Aaaaaaaand after a short lunch break session, I have the joints filled and have remodelled the 'train your dragon' toy a little by shaving off its bulbous cartoon eyes and adding some of my own. I am tempted to do more prominent ball eyes and add spikes.
I used a water thinning putty to fill toy cracks- in this case aves apoxie- so I can use a moist brush to smooth it down. I only use greenstuff to fill flexible models.
Okay, so I made some balls of putty at the end of lunch and let them dry. I glued them onto the face then sculpted around them, using a blue heavy mix of greenstuff with a little super sculpey added (to help control the stickiness and hold its shape).
The eyelids where made with two sausages. The first is for the lower lid. It is pushed into place, then smoothed in. The top lid goes over this, and is shaped to give some expression before smoothing. I will let this dry overnight before washing off the vasoline off with alcohol wipes and basecoating.