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April 21, 2008 at 7:21 pm #689236purplecat wrote:
Lol…Maybe there should be a limited run of autumn leafs…on the bigger sculpts only…like the Secret keeper, OW, and Lap. !!!!
This is a great idea — I too know it would be very hard to get it done “right” on the smaller pieces, but at the same time there’s very few crimes I wouldn’t commit to get my hands on an Autumn Leaf Lap! 🙂
Just the ones it would look best on — we wouldn’t want them if they weren’t beautiful, anyway. (It’s just that we have a lot of faith in your ability, Melody, to make ANYTHING look beautiful! So we forget sometimes that there are physical limitations to that…)
Interested in buying or trading for: GB Pebble Sitting Red Fox in grey, Lap Dragon Test Paints (Pearl Steel Blue, Opulence, Pastel Rainbow, others), production Lap Dragons with minor to moderate damage, and Griffins in Black Rainbow or Frosted Jade.April 21, 2008 at 7:14 pm #690763
I’d like to insert a squeak for:
1. Production (or LP) Rainbow Lap Dragon (EDIT: I know you’ve made them, but I’m leaving it on here till I manage to buy one, so you know there’s still interest!)
2. Violet Flame Lap Dragons
3. Twilight Lap Dragons
4. Another PYO griffin in another position (sitting? scratching?), so my PYO can have a mate!
6. Black Violet-Peacock Emperors!
7. Production Secret Keeper (and a chance to get her in retired colors — need that White!)
8. Moon Oriental, if there’s a chance of getting her in Peacock
10. New dragon sculpts — especially in the Male-OW size range. I think it would be really neat to have a “Gazing Dragon” along the lines of the Keeper, but with his hands cupped in front of him (so you could put a marble or something in them), looking down into them!
2. Production White Griffin Family — with the gold interference, and *yellow* eyes, to match the dragons! You could give them puma or lion colored rumps, to make them more griffin-y, if you don’t like a straight-up white?
3. Production Ocean Blue! With straw, light yellow, or golden/dichroic eyes.
4. Production Glacier Pearl! Wow, I love that color scheme!
5. Silver Koi Ki-Rin family! Like the one in Melody’s gallery that I’ve spent so much time trying to convince her is gorgeous. 🙂
6. Uh… did I mention Ocean Blue?! 🙂
I really like the Lavender Pearl and Blue Pearl colors, too!
(I think it would be a really neat “club idea” to offer one sculpt in the Easter colors each year to club members! (You know — the fledgling in 2008, the Scratcher in 09, the Lap in 2010… that way people have to stick around to get a complete family, and it’s kind of a reward for the long-term fans who will get a chance to build an entire family.) I really liked the “Crocus” color, too; maybe for when you run out of Lav/Blue Pearl sculpts?)
Or just offer them as LP, maybe with a priority for orders made by forum members? Something along those lines, however you decided to set it up.
Interested in buying or trading for: GB Pebble Sitting Red Fox in grey, Lap Dragon Test Paints (Pearl Steel Blue, Opulence, Pastel Rainbow, others), production Lap Dragons with minor to moderate damage, and Griffins in Black Rainbow or Frosted Jade.April 21, 2008 at 6:13 pm #689037
The Lap, of course! 🙂
I only have two, but I’d LOVE to have them all — I’d have to build a special shelf, so I could display them all together in color spectrum order! (Hey, Melody — any chance of an orange and a purple color scheme coming out, to complete the rainbow?) 🙂 ::Laughs::
Right now I just have White and Silver, and my top priorities right now are Emerald and Black Gold. (And squeaking for Rainbow and Ocean Blue…)
Interested in buying or trading for: GB Pebble Sitting Red Fox in grey, Lap Dragon Test Paints (Pearl Steel Blue, Opulence, Pastel Rainbow, others), production Lap Dragons with minor to moderate damage, and Griffins in Black Rainbow or Frosted Jade.April 16, 2008 at 1:18 am #689363Rusti wrote:
When does the owner of Country Goddess seem to be there? I did go in once, but I spoke to someone who Was Not The Owner.
I’m not sure — I’ll try to call Thursday or something and ask when she’s usually in, since the same thing happened to me last time I ducked in.
Must convince her! Now that the store in M’boro has closed, there’s really no one in the region that sells Windstones (technically there’s one shop in Anna, but since they’re not even *open* without an appointment I doubt they actually have any in stock)!
I’ll post in here when I do find out when she’s in there!April 14, 2008 at 5:39 pm #689361
Would you like to help me convince a local store to carry WEs? 🙂
The store in Murphysboro that used to carry Windstones has closed. There’s a store in Carbondale that I’ve talked to before, and she seemed somewhat interested, so I’m hoping a little pressure might sway her — I’m just one collector, but if she knew there were several potential customers, maybe it would make a bigger impression.
Anyone out there interested? I know there’s at least one more Southern Illinoisan on the forums! 🙂April 14, 2008 at 5:28 pm #688751
do you think Pearl Ex blue interference powder would work as well? It’s much cheaper, and even if she didn’t want to spring for a bottle (it’s about $7, including shipping) I would be willing to send some of mine in a little baggie or something! It weighs practically nothing, I could drop it in an envelope easily.
I don’t know if you’ve ever tried it before — I used it on the wings of a gryphon (you can see him in my gallery), by dry-brushing it over gloss sealed black acrylic… it’s quite bright if you do a couple of layers!April 14, 2008 at 5:17 pm #653982
I really envy all you people who have all your Windstones on one big shelf/counter/cabinet! Your collections look so beautiful and unified. Mine are currently divided between two states, and even if I brought them all together I wouldn’t have any furniture big enough to hold them all as a unit.
One day, though… 🙂April 14, 2008 at 5:14 pm #689313Megani-chan wrote:
How much he cost is, to this day, known only by me, him, and the friend who was shopping with me that day…
Surely the clerk working the register knows, too? 🙂 (Though s/he’s probably forgotten by now, it still counts!)April 14, 2008 at 4:30 am #596647
I made several changes to my wishlist, but since I forgot what page it’s on (sorry!) I’ll stick it in this post so you don’t have to go digging for it.
You’re awesome, you know that? 🙂
Retired pieces I am looking for:
“Most Wanted” Items:
Emerald Lap Dragon, ~ $180-195
White Rising Spectral Dragon, ~ $ 250
White Spectral Dragon, ~ $ 200
Baby Ki-Rin, ~ $65
Emerald Hatching Kinglet, ~ $100
White Lap Dragon, ~ $200
Thank you sooooo much!! 🙂April 13, 2008 at 9:00 pm #688921
The old, old story — I saw one in a store as a kid (the store was Glass Menagerie, the dragons were a mix of Peacock and White), and knew I had to have them, and that White was THE color for me. 🙂 Saved up my allowance and bought the White Mother, then the Young, and then… well, I was in high school then, I’m 25 now, and I have the whole White family and am contemplating a search for the White Spectals (and continued pleas for a production White Secret Keeper)…
In addition to three PYO griffins, a Silver Lap and Emerald OW, BVP OW, two bookends, a Ki-Rin, a gothic unicorn, and plans for a family of Black Sunset griffins. 🙂April 12, 2008 at 11:29 pm #689301
Well, I really only have one “follower” that I didn’t intend to buy, and that’s my Peacock Oriental. I went into the shop to see if they had a White piece I was wanting, saw him on the shelf, and fell in love instantly — despite never having really been interested in the Orientals, and never having any prior fondness for Peacock! 🙂 They didn’t have the White I came for, so I put in an order and then bought the Peacock Oriental to tide me over. 🙂
…And then I waited too long to get the rest, and had to pay inflated post-retirement prices to complete the family. ::smacks forehead::
But that’s it as far as unexpected followers. I’m a poor broke student, so my Windstone purchases have to be planned — much as I’d like to just stroll into the shop every week or so and walk out with whatever I like, it’s not possible (not even if I *had* a shop around that carried them).
My Silver Lap is kind of a follower, though! I saw the announcement for them about a week late, and dashed off to the Store terrified there would be none left, but there were 24 remaining. I wibbled for a week, then decided I could pay it off in a couple months if I paid with my credit card, so I snatched one. 🙂April 12, 2008 at 11:21 pm #662581Dragon Master wrote:
There are already 10 White SK’s regular production out there. She was my first one of the 3 I have now. The only way other white ones can be made is if Melody and compnay can figure out the right way to make her hollow
From the perspective of someone who would be paying shipping costs, that’s fine by me! 🙂
I don’t mind waiting till production is all sorted out — I still have some other dragons to procure, and she would make a GREAT “capstone” piece/”grand finale”!April 12, 2008 at 11:10 pm #689277
Are you ever going to get more Keeper PYOs in? I keep checking every week or so, but it always says Out of Stock both on the list and on their specific page.
I have all these ideas in my head… 🙂April 7, 2008 at 2:24 am #687911
I’ve heard the occasional reference to White dragons that are “heavy gold” (or “lots of gold” or some similar phrase) and wondered if anyone here can enlighten me.
It sounds like these must be Whites with extra gold shading and/or interference; and I *think* I may actually have one, but I’m not sure how this variation usually manifests.
Does anyone out there collect these, or have both kinds? Could you please post pictures so I can figure out what exactly this variant looks like?
Thanks so much!April 7, 2008 at 2:07 am #687289
All the time!
Last week I noticed how many different scale shapes the Young Dragon has — rhombuses and squares and peaks and dots and weird trapezoids! And how he has a little raised “cup” around his jewel where the others (with me, anyway — most of my dragons are out of state) don’t.
A few weeks ago I noticed that while the Lap Dragon’s horns have a definite swirl to them, the Old Warrior’s don’t — they have a top ridge, like a ram’s horns.
It took me a month to notice that my Silver Lap is “blushing” gold — there’s two big gold circles on her face, one on each cheek! 🙂
Every time I look at my White and Emerald OWs where they’re sitting side by side, I notice how the areas of gold interference on them are much the same, like a subtle pattern laid atop two different backgrounds.
And I’m constantly noticing the neat sworls and patterns and shapes of the scales in the Old Warrior’s shoulder area.