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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Oct 2021 2:14 p.m. PST

I have a Dragon on my workbench. He's ready for painting.

However, there's a noticeable seam/bulge where his tail meets the body. So I would like to paint him in a style that won't make the flaw obvious.

Otherwise, it would be convenient if he could be in Forest or Mountain colors.

Your suggestions are welcome. grin

14Bore01 Oct 2021 2:19 p.m. PST

No chance of filing or sanding it away?
Either way green will work

John the OFM01 Oct 2021 2:26 p.m. PST

You can call him a constipated dragon, which makes her even more irritable.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2021 2:42 p.m. PST

I would file, if possible, but if not, then combine colors in such a way as to "hide" it, darks and lights alternated? (I am not that good a painter.)

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2021 3:36 a.m. PST

A dark green or grey dorsal surface with a pale underbelly. That will make an unnatural thing seem natural.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Oct 2021 9:20 p.m. PST

No chance of filing or sanding it away?

If I file the bulge away, then I would have to resculpt the scales. That is way beyond my comfort zone.

I did some Googling, and found a monitor lizard in dark gray with mottled white rings. That might work.

Alternately, with some lizards the tail is a separate piece that fits inside the torso 'skin'. So I could sculpt a line after the bulge, make it look like the lip of the torso.

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