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  • #1544088
    KS Fairchild
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    Hi fellow Winstone family. I recently purchased a Scratching Peacock Dragon on eBay. Even with my insistence of double boxing, he was stuffed into a box he BARELY fit in, and that box was put into another similarly shaped box — with 1-2 sheets of bubble wrap between. He arrived without a head, horns popped out, and a few other chips on his body.

    I don’t have use for him anymore, but I was informed by a fellow community member to see if anyone would be interested in him for repair/practice and resell? I’ll package him appropriately. I just cannot imagine throwing such a beautiful piece away.

    #1544092
    Bodine
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    Maybe contact a repair person here and it can be reborn.Drag0nfeathers is considered the Windstone doc here along with other talented repair artist,in case you really would like to keep it.

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    #1544153
    Melody
    Keymaster

    Hi fellow Winstone family. I recently purchased a Scratching Peacock Dragon on eBay. Even with my insistence of double boxing, he was stuffed into a box he BARELY fit in, and that box was put into another similarly shaped box — with 1-2 sheets of bubble wrap between. He arrived without a head, horns popped out, and a few other chips on his body. I don’t have use for him anymore, but I was informed by a fellow community member to see if anyone would be interested in him for repair/practice and resell? I’ll package him appropriately. I just cannot imagine throwing such a beautiful piece away.

    I bet Drag0nfeathers can fix him!

    #1544154
    merrillannwhite
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    If nobody else expresses an interest, message me.  I want to learn how to fix them and could use a piece to practice on.  Drag0nfeathers could definitely fix him, if you want to fix him and keep him.  I think she is delaying any major repairs until spring due to temperatures in her work space, but if you don’t mind waiting, she does a great job and her prices are reasonable.  Check her thread about re-opening for small jobs (I think I have the title right).  The busted Oriental Sun is mine.  He is a special one for me and I didn’t want to try fixing him myself.  He looks good as new.

    #1546108
    drag0nfeathers
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    If you don’t have any use for him I would also be happy to take him. I have received a few “donation” repairs from folks who just don’t want to throw them away and I have been keeping them set aside for a “pay it forward” raffle I plan to start up in the Spring.

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    #1568773
    Michael
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    I am way late with response to your basketcase but I just joined. Did you ever get your Dragon repaired

    #1568792
    merrillannwhite
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    I got him to practice on, but he is a ways down my projects list.

    #1571088
    Michael
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    I got a scratching dragon with the same problem, decapitation. and his neck scales got turned into dust. I glued the head on but where the neck connects to the body the scales are gone have to remake them and mold the scales on the neck. I’ll try to post pictures. But i am trying to find something to fill in the small cracks and when the gold painted bosses that seamed to always get chipped off are a pain to rebuild. The 2 part clay epoxy sucks for something this small. it will only work if you build a mold. Now does anyone have any good ideas for getting the areas like a break ready for paint. I have been stripping down most of the old paint so you don’t have valleys. Like when you prep a car after you fix a dent. The putty can only do so much, so you paint over the area with a 2 part prep paint, then smooth it with 600 – 1000 grit paper. So when you put down your paint it is smooth mirror finish. I don’t know how this will work on these castings, Any advice on this process or tricks will help.

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    #1571094
    Michael
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    Some more pictures

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    #1572386
    Nightcrow
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    I got a scratching dragon with the same problem, decapitation. and his neck scales got turned into dust. I glued the head on but where the neck connects to the body the scales are gone have to remake them and mold the scales on the neck. I’ll try to post pictures. But i am trying to find something to fill in the small cracks and when the gold painted bosses that seamed to always get chipped off are a pain to rebuild. The 2 part clay epoxy sucks for something this small. it will only work if you build a mold. Now does anyone have any good ideas for getting the areas like a break ready for paint. I have been stripping down most of the old paint so you don’t have valleys. Like when you prep a car after you fix a dent. The putty can only do so much, so you paint over the area with a 2 part prep paint, then smooth it with 600 – 1000 grit paper. So when you put down your paint it is smooth mirror finish. I don’t know how this will work on these castings, Any advice on this process or tricks will help.

    I just saw in the “Cleaning a Filthy Rainbow Boi” thread that Drag0nfeathers recommended a product called ‘Green Stuff’ for filling tiny cracks better than epoxy! Sounds like that might be what you need.

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    #1574737
    Michael
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    Do you still have this Dragon, Scratching Dragons have a reputation of losing their heads. I have 2 Peacocks who have lost their heads, that I am repairing. They a not an easy fix especially if you have to rebuild their scales where their neck and boby meet. One that was sent to me was a mess, Head broken off a large hunk of scales missing on his back and neck. I’ll send some pic. But I would like the task of rebuilding this Scratcher. The last 2 pictures show the repairing process. The last picture is of an Emerald Scratcher who had scale damage, can you tell now the dent in the scale was in there from the factory that was not part of the repair?

    #1574850
    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    The dent in the emerald chest scale is usually from a “ding” of some sort that was hard enough to deform the gypsum, but light enough not to damage the paint. This is pretty common. It could have even happened at the factory before it was painted, but Windstone it pretty thorough with quality checking their pieces. Since it is an emerald chances are it’s relatively old. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was either resting against something for a long time that caused that mark, sometimes even shipping materials wrapped around it combined with extreme heat in transit can cause dents in the paint, or it was lightly banged up against a shelf or something sometime in it’s life. If it’s something that bothers you and you want to repair I’d recommend applying some Citadel great stuff on it and then giving it a light until you achieve the desired surface shape and then repainting. Green Stuff is not meant to be a full blown repair tool and it works better as a “crack filler” or for very small repairs that sculpting clays won’t stick to, such as that minor ding. *nods*

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