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Baranovich09 Aug 2019 4:28 p.m. PST

Hello all.

I had a dragon model that I bought in 2016 and have had in storage for several years. It's the D & D Collectors Edition Red Dragon sold by Gale Force Nine.

With the near completion of my Arcworlde armies and terrain, I finally had an opportunity as well as a reason to finally build this model that bring it to life! The game Arcworlde includes a whole host of random encounter creatures and beings, including dragons. This model is perfect for the game.

I was fortunate in that the dragon will fit on a 120mm round base, which is what the game Arcworlde requires for creatures of this size. The model has one foot in the air and other three on the ground. That three-point stance just barely fit onto a 120mm round!

The model does come with its own scenic base, but it's the typical treasure horde and I wanted the dragon to be in a more generic environment with the usual grass and rocks terrain beneath it. One really nice feature of the kit is that it comes with extra feet so that you have the option of using the scenic base (which have the dragon's feet molded into it), or using the extra feet and put the model on your own base.

I absolutely LOVE this model! The detail is incredible. The model itself is absolutely huge. The wing span is very impressive. It is easily the single biggest model that I will have in my collection when it's all painted and finished. (excluding terrain pieces!)

It towers over 28mm human-sized and halfing-sized models. Even my 28mm Reaper Hill Giant was able to fit under one of its outstretched wings!

Assembly itself was pretty straightforward. There were the usual seams and gaps that required filing, but nothing beyond what is expected for multi-part kit like this. The resin is excellent, resembling glossy plastic and slightly soft which made cleaning mold lines pretty easy. The only negative critique I had about the assembly were the wings. It was kind of difficult to get a solid bond between the wing pieces where I could finally let it set on its own to cure. Each wing comes in two pieces, and one of the wings is in a folded pose. You have to forcibly bend the wing down to conform to the curve of the other piece.

This required an initial gluing of just the end of the wing, allowing it to dry and then bending down the rest of the wing and gluing that in place and holding the whole thing tightly with elastic bands. CA glue is an absolute necessity for this model in my opinion.

I can't wait to get started painting it!

Here's some general pics. and also some size comparisons with other models:

Link to general gallery:

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tkdguy09 Aug 2019 9:35 p.m. PST

That's a nice miniature! Please post photos after you've painted it.

Must Contain Minis13 Aug 2019 8:38 p.m. PST

Nice looking mini. Looking forward to seeing it painted.

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