Re-Opening for Small Jobs

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  • #1543689

    drag0nfeathers
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    Update : currently finishing up a job for a local friend involving several pieces. Should be done by the end of this week.

    After that I have a White Lap with the horn busted out of the non show side to finish up. Then a Green Mother Dragon to refresh, and an ebay Emperor with multiple issues.

    After the fall I will be closing up until spring. I find it very difficult to do repairs in the cold months, especially once it snows. It’s just way too cold to work in my studio and my cats make things impossible at home. (they are quite naughty and need to mess with EVERYTHING I am doing at all times) Small repairs are doable, but major ones will have to be put in a wait list for spring time.

    Thank you everyone for your continued support. You’ve all certainly kept me busy and I am happy to be able to bring your pretties back to life <3

    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*

    #1546110

    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    Quick update.

    White Lap has gone back home to her mom. Waiting on Green Mother arrival and I haven’t tackled the Emperor yet. I have vacation coming up Christmas week so if it isn’t too too cold I may bang out those two and get the repair room cleared for reopening in Spring.

    If you have a Windstone that needs repair feel free to contact me here or email me directly. I’m happy to quote you, for larger repairs I will reopen in Spring. Small jobs, knicks, chips, etc I am still taking on a limited basis. Dismembered pieces can still be mailed, but they won’t be worked on until Spring do to temperature restrictions in my work space. Small repairs though I can do home on the couch, battling the kitties off of me as I work. Larger repairs just take up too much space in my living room and I can’t trust my felines to keep their paws off!

    Also a large White Wizard was donated to me a while ago. I fixed him up for the most part… kitties were chasing each other and when they ran across the coffee table down he went again. Thank God it didn’t belong to a customer! x.x

    So now he is in 3 large pieces yet again. Surprisingly none of my previous repairs broke though! So I will fix him (again) and plan to either raffle him to one lucky member or start a “pay it forward” raffle, depending on how things go. Not sure what I’m allowed or not allowed to do and I haven’t asked yet.

    I’ll pop in now in then. I get PM notifications so if you need me then PM me. I don’t follow up on the forum chat as much as I used to.
    Have a great Holiday Season everyone!

    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*

    #1558750

    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    It’s been quite a little while since my last update. I hadn’t exactly reopened for repairs yet, but I did a couple here and there while I was closed up for the winter anyway. The Green/Emerald Mother Dragon is complete as well as the Emperor by Olimpia Carpia. I will be posting photos of that one before I ship it back out to the owner. I also received a Castle (I forget which one it is) that I will be working on a bit. Once that is done I will probably be opening back up in April for new customers.

    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*

    #1558893

    Nightcrow
    Participant

    Thanks for posting the update!

    I have a couple of pieces who need small repairs, but March is going to be a month with a lot of expenses so April might be perfect. I’ll keep an eye on this thread!

    Interested in buying or trading for: GB Pebble Sitting Red Fox in grey, Lap Dragon Test Paints (Pearl Steel Blue, Mystic Umber, Pastel Rainbow, others), & production Lap Dragons with minor to moderate damage!

    Also seeking Breyer SM Swaps bodies in poor to fair condition for customizing.

    #1559025

    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    Sure thing Nightcrow.

    Well… I’d LIKE to add the pictures of the Emperor I just finished fixing, but the files are all too big to post. When I have more free time I’ll have to resize them all.

    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*

    #1559037

    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    Before photos provided by the commissioner… because I always forget to take them myself

    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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    drag0nfeathers
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    Aaaaaaaand all fixed

    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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    #1559046

    Nightcrow
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    Wow, he’s absolutely stunning! Is that one of the “Copper Gold” test paints from a few years ago? He’s so lovely.

    Interested in buying or trading for: GB Pebble Sitting Red Fox in grey, Lap Dragon Test Paints (Pearl Steel Blue, Mystic Umber, Pastel Rainbow, others), & production Lap Dragons with minor to moderate damage!

    Also seeking Breyer SM Swaps bodies in poor to fair condition for customizing.

    #1559073

    etruscan
    Participant

    Wow – he looks great. Your skill at matching paint is amazing!

    #1559105

    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    Trade secret LOL

    Honestly I guess I just have a good eye for mixing paint. I can usually pick a few colors off my rack and get a match pretty quick. It helps I have about 500 different paints now. Also a good base color really helps. I used a really dark umber to begin with and built the metallic up on top of that with only 3 or 4 different coppers and golds. Then antiqued him again in the really dark umber color I based him in and resealed the entire piece.

    The key for me is I’m very good at blending paint without the use of an airbrush. If you think of when you have a car that gets damaged and then an auto body place has to paint just a section of the car and blend it into the original color (because it’s almost impossible to get a flawless match due to UV rays, etc. fading the paint slightly) You get some paint jobs that are really noticeable and patchy, meaning whoever did them obviously wasn’t skilled at blending the colors together and just blotched the paint on. Versus you get those ones that are blended so well you can’t tell where the repair begins and the original color ends. That’s what I try to achieve.

    He is one of the Olympia Copper Gold Dragons. Not my cup of tea color wise but I love those eyes.

    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*

    #1559131

    merrillannwhite
    Participant

    Excellent color matching, and I agree with you about the eyes. Those are really neat!

    #1564010

    Suzanne-Marie
    Participant

    Stunning Drag0nfeathers!!!
    You are amazing!!!

    #1564034

    Bodine
    Participant

    Well done!

    BE EXCELLENT TO ONE ANOTHER & BE GOOD TO MOTHER EARTH🌎
    (Wanted.. Fantasy or Silhouette GB Young Unicorn)

    #1569960

    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    So just a small update. I have 2 more repairs done and shipped back to the owner. (A Lap and a Pebble Fox) but I didn’t even take before and after pics. I literally have so many repair pictures on my phone I don’t even bother anymore unless they’re very extensive. If the owner wants to share pics when they arrive then by all means, please feel free to post.

    Also got 2 more done, a Male Pegasus and a White Male Dragon that had very minor issues and waiting for pick up for Lisa Z who will be bringing me a Young Uni to fix for another member. Also waiting for something to arrive from Etruscan I think and another fellow is going to drop an old Hatchling off at my job on Thursday.

    As of right now (at least for a few days) I have nothing to work on which is an event in and of itself. I have a super busted giant Wizard that was donated to me so maybe if I am feeling ambitious I will finally fix that, but with this weather I am thinking maybe I will enjoy two days of a repair free household!

    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*

    #1569977

    etruscan
    Participant

    Yes, you are scheduled to get two items from me. I missed the mailing target of last week, but they are on track to go out to you this week.

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