Peacock Male Repair Picture Tutorial (IMAGE HEAVY)

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    Sarah
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    Drag0nfeathers Just curious, is it harder to texture and paint a “regular” dragon, or a Guardian? I’ve always avoided picking up any guardians to repair thinking they’d be way more obvious if you didn’t get it JUST right, but it occurs to me I could be totally wrong for all I know.

    #1550686

    pipsxlch
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    Sarah, I’m no repairman and don’t dare try a regular Windstone, but if you mean a stone textured piece I find them pretty easily doable, depending on the extent of the repair. To me the naturally rougher texture and greater randomness, if you will, of it and the paint make them possible. It’s much harder to try and match the sharpness and perfection of a regular Windstone.

    #1551424

    drag0nfeathers
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    Actually the textures are a cinch, the easiest and most forgiving repairs there are in my opinion. I just press a dishtowel into the wet apoxie sculpt and taa daa… stone texture!

    Got a busted dragon? There isn't a Windstone that I can't fix! - drag0nfeathersdesign@gmail.com
    *OPEN for repairs on a limited basis. Happy to help with DIY questions - PM me*

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    #1558724

    windstonefan
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    Actually hoping you will post pictures here of the Emperor dragon you just finished doing for me. Its hard to find a honest repair person these days. You should pride yourself on being so honest. I currently have 2 pieces floating around with another repair person that never fixed them or returned either of them. It’s been 2 years now and they are paid for already just never returned to me or repaired that I know of. Be very careful who you trust with your pieces that you love. Please do not ask me for a name I won’t post it.

    windstonefan

    #1558747

    drag0nfeathers
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    Well, even without disclosure I am pretty sure I know who you are referring to and that’s really sad to hear. Not doing the repair is one thing, but to also keep the sculpture on top of that is terrible.

    That’s why I usually do payment AFTER the repair is completed… not that it should make a difference.

    I have taken small hiatuses but I’ve always made sure my customer got their piece back. I think the worst was Chloe, poor thing. She waited over a year for her Rock Dragon to come back to her, but that thing was a big project. I didn’t realize how much more difficult the cement sculptures were to work with vs. the gypsum and it required almost a complete repaint. Now I know for the future.

    drgnlvr’s repairs took a while too, also about a year if I recall however that was when her curio cabinet collapsed and I think it was roughly 27-32 sculptures in total so that was just a big job.

    I’ll post some pics in my other repair thread. I just finished an Emerald Mother dragon as well and now I have a Castle to work on.

    Got a busted dragon? There isn't a Windstone that I can't fix! - drag0nfeathersdesign@gmail.com
    *OPEN for repairs on a limited basis. Happy to help with DIY questions - PM me*

    ***SEEKING GRAILS***
    Tie Dye Hatching Royalty
    Zebra Cuttlefish Male Griffin and Kirin Family
    Caribbean Sitting Spectral
    Siphlophis Male Dragon
    Arc-en-ciel Emperor
    Emerald Tabby Male Griffin
    Betta Sun and Male Dragon
    Barn Swallow, Dreamscape, Orion, Poison Dart, and Fireberry Dragons
    Rainbow Grab Bag Cougars, Orientals,

    #1565795

    Michael
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    What is the type and name of paint used? That is what is the most important thing. What paint does windstone use? When you are doing repairs, using the same paint makes touch ups a lot easier.

    #1568222

    Michael
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    What Colors Of Golden Paint do you need for a Peacock Dragon, I have a Emperor, a Mother, a hatching Empress, and a Male Dragon to repair. I am new to this forum but have been a collector since 84. I am an artist so I have most of the things on hand and I also built and painted Custom Firearms, so I have all the air brushes I need. It would make things easier when you can get info from the specialists. I am The Dragon Doctor and my aim is to put these wounded guys back to their glory. Right now I have about 12 Dragons to repair: Emeralds, Green, Brown, and Peacock. I am trying not to buy every color of Golden Paint, it is expensive and that is a lot of money to put on some colors you don’t need. Any help here will be appreciated

    #1568359

    drag0nfeathers
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    Michael,

    for Peacock the colors I use in Golden are – Interference Violet and Interference Blue which have to be applied in very thin layers upon a black base coat. I have actually found several Folk Art Craft paints that also work very well and cost a whole lot less.

    I mix my own colors for my repairs mostly, but Citadel has a lot of great matches I have found on the old brown and green dragons as well.

    Got a busted dragon? There isn't a Windstone that I can't fix! - drag0nfeathersdesign@gmail.com
    *OPEN for repairs on a limited basis. Happy to help with DIY questions - PM me*

    ***SEEKING GRAILS***
    Tie Dye Hatching Royalty
    Zebra Cuttlefish Male Griffin and Kirin Family
    Caribbean Sitting Spectral
    Siphlophis Male Dragon
    Arc-en-ciel Emperor
    Emerald Tabby Male Griffin
    Betta Sun and Male Dragon
    Barn Swallow, Dreamscape, Orion, Poison Dart, and Fireberry Dragons
    Rainbow Grab Bag Cougars, Orientals,

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