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  • #1542430
    GardenNinja
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    Hi,

    Not sure if she’s jade, green, or emerald color schemes, maybe jade? She’s a common one tho, not signed or special. Minor pin size white speck on claw. Pic below.

    Could someone please tell me which one she is?

    Thanks!

    Hello,
    Jade and Emerald are actually the same color according to the labeling. The emerald color was modified to remove the lighter emerald layer, leaving the jade layer, around the time the oriental dragons were introduced. On the orientals, the color was called Jade. The western dragons continued to be called Emerald although they were actually Jade. Later, Windstone returned to the original emerald coloring, continuing to call the oris Jade and the westerns Emerald. The upshot is both types have two color variations. Yours is the emerald variant. My observation on the western dragons has been that the jade variant is the more common on the scratcher, and not unusual on the coiled. For all others, the emerald variant is much more common.
    The original Green is quite distinct from Emerald/Jade – it is a much more subdued shade of green, and had varying number of turquoise and purple painted scales for highlight. It was discontinued long ago, so it is only found on the oldest sculpts.

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    #1542613
    Dia
    Participant

    Hello!

    Found this lovely wizard and looking to get more info on him. I noticed wizard’s being sold on the site don’t have a crystal on the staff so I’m wondering if it’s had some customizations from the previous owner?

    thanks in advance

     

    #1542615
    etruscan
    Participant

    Interesting.  He looks like a regular Large Wizard in the Blue color (sold from 1986 to 1991) but, as you say, the production Large Wizards don’t have a crystal on top of the staff.  I think you’re right that the second crystal was added by a previous owner.

    He’s very pretty.  What a great find!

    #1542616
    Dia
    Participant

    Thank you Etruscan you’ve been a great help.

    I quite enjoy the additions and am glad I found it 🙂

    #1542617
    Melody
    Keymaster

    Thank you Etruscan you’ve been a great help. I quite enjoy the additions and am glad I found it 🙂

    Welcome to the forum , Dia!   The crystal on the staff isn’t something we did, but some retail stores did glue extra crystals to the pieces.

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    #1542619
    Dia
    Participant

    Thank you for the warm welcome. That’s really interesting that they would do modifications in retail. Thanks for letting me know. I will definitely look into the newsletter, sounds like fun 🙂

    #1542633
    GardenNinja
    Participant

    Welcome to the forum , Dia! The crystal on the staff isn’t something we did, but some retail stores did glue extra crystals to the pieces.

    That was done by retailers? I bought a large blue wizard original version (brown cape) with lots of rubs that had a blue marble on top of the staff. The marble came off in transit and caused additional damage. The seller hadn’t known it wasn’t original. (I asked the seller to pay part of the repair costs and he did.)

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    #1544338
    Laura
    Participant

    Hi! I’m trying to identify this Windstone and haven’t had any luck so far. I’ve looked on the official site, the old archive at Astral, did a google search, ebay search, etc. Of course, I might be blind..but hoping not 🙂

    #1544339
    Nightcrow
    Participant

    It’s the Fledgling Dragon in White.  AstralCastle has him listed here: http://www.ccgs.com/00-archive/windstone/wslist/fledgdrwht.htm

    He’s been retired since 2004, so he predates Windstone’s site!

    They sold for $80-90 when they were available.  I don’t see one on Ebay right now, but they pop up pretty frequently there.

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    #1544340
    Laura
    Participant

    Thanks! White did seem the closest, but in person he really doesn’t look..well, white. He looks off white, almost pale gold, so I convinced myself he was something else.

    #1544342
    Bodine
    Participant

    @Laura-It is white but with a little more of the champagne look.I have big Riser that looks like it but a Lap that is bright white.Just slight color differences,it looks brassy on my monitor.Nice fledgling.Congrats.

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    #1544343
    GardenNinja
    Participant

    Thanks! White did seem the closest, but in person he really doesn’t look..well, white. He looks off white, almost pale gold, so I convinced myself he was something else.

    The white color varied a bit over the years it was produced (as did all the colors that were produced over many years). I’ve seen a few that were quite golden. It was never a bright, pure white. It was usually more ivory.

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    #1544525
    KS Fairchild
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    Hi guys! I am an avid collector of the Peacock dragons (I am only missing the newer ones and the hatching kinglet). I recently purchased a rising spectral off of ebay, but when I put him with the rest of my dragons, he looks VERY out of place. His blues are too yellow, his chest is too lime green. The colors are far more neon and vivid. A chest that should be purple is actually green.

    This is the listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/253974852543?ul_noapp=true

    I have purchased two other statues from this seller that ARE valid and fit the color schemes, but this one is just…..wrong. I don’t know how to explain it. It looks like a peacock in the photos. Can anyone help me identify it? Was this somehow a test paint of the Emerald/Peacock hybrid?

    #1544530
    pipsxlch
    Participant

    Hmm, I can’t look up links on this device so I can’t see your link… maybe it is an empea? Both my peacock riser and another that’s passed through my hands mesh well with other peacocks; they are/ were the brighter newer version of peacock. The chest is champagny purple with blue down the middle.

    I don’t remember there being empea riser test paints, but my memory isn’t the greatest. I’m stumped. Empea’s still my best guess. Possibly an intense violet empea, if it still has whole lots of purple? I’ve seen empeas with no purple too.

    #1544532
    Kujacker
    Participant

    He’s peacock. That’s the newer version of peacock that was used on sculpts that weren’t around back when peacock was a production. The newer peacock it a lot brighter than the dulled down colors of the original.

    I have both the riser and sitting spectrals in peacock, they both look brighter.

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