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Mardaddy20 Sep 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

My work may be side-hiring me to produce a fantasy piece of the classic "slay-the-dragon" metaphor for business. I am struck by how many dragons there are out there that are just not aggressive looking or in odd poses that would not work for a diorama of this sort. So I am casting the net wide into TMPland for suggestions, let me know your favorites…

A few things – has to be large, imposing. Classical western-fantasy dragon, not serpentine/Asian-influenced. One head, no hydra-types, and not undead. Has to be in an aggressive, about-to-attack pose, defending itself.

I can repaint any pre-painted, but new castings would probably be more detailed, metal/resin/plastic no matter.

FABET0120 Sep 2017 4:37 p.m. PST

How about this:


Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 5:01 p.m. PST

How about something like this? I 3D printed it and can make it larger.


Mardaddy20 Sep 2017 5:14 p.m. PST

I'd need to see close-ups of the skin surface at various angles to see how visible the printing process texture is.

Yes, it'll be painted over, but if there are visibly horizontal lines throughout, it would be a no-go. mardaddy601 <at> yahoo

Definitely not time critical.

Greylegion20 Sep 2017 7:44 p.m. PST

Reaper has a pretty good like of dragons. Here is a pretty good one.


Zephyr120 Sep 2017 9:41 p.m. PST

Iron Wind Metals T'Char has an aggressive pose, but I think it only tops out at 8"-9" tall…

Mardaddy20 Sep 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

8-12in is within the large I am looking for, I'll check it out. Reaper's Cinder and Deathsleet are in that range.

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 3:27 a.m. PST

$50 USD vermithrax dragon on amazon is big and great
last picture has 28mm figure for scale

Baranovich21 Sep 2017 6:51 a.m. PST

I bought this one, it's Gale Force 9's red dragon from their D&D line.

It's about $90 USD retail. The detail of the resin is excellent. It's also huge, the wings are massive.

The base is very thematic with the treasure, so if you want it to be more generic you'd have to use a different base of course. But it fits well on any large oval or round, or even rectangular base.



leidang21 Sep 2017 9:13 a.m. PST

Look at Todd McFarlane's dragons line…. lots of options, pre-painted, and the right size for a large dragon in 28mm.


14Bore21 Sep 2017 12:38 p.m. PST

I see some reasonable ones at Michaels craft store, and there are various types


Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

I agree about Mcfarlane dragons

Zephyr121 Sep 2017 2:33 p.m. PST

T'Char is here:


(hmmm, the price has gone up since I bought mine so long ago…)

LostPict22 Sep 2017 8:57 p.m. PST

I really like the Safari mountain dragon. We greenstuffed his 2nd set of eyelids into large brows and he looks awesome.

Here he is burning down a town link

Borathan23 Sep 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

There's the Pegasus Dragonslayer Dragon that looks really good for a big, nasty dragon

The Angry Piper27 Sep 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

I have T'Char, and he was $30 USD and all metal when I bought him. That was when he came out.

He's still in the box. I need to get around to painting him one of these days.

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