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« on: March 09, 2011 02:15:33 AM »

In the World of Warcraft swap, I made aliceownsj00 an amigurumi Deathwing! I bought a simple dragon pattern from ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amigurumi-baby-dragon and made the head, body, legs and wings from the directions. I used Lion Brand Homespun together with regular Red Heart acrylic (Homespun is a pain to start a round with on it's own!) and upped the gauge of my hook. In return, the dragon ended up being around 27" long from tip of nose to tip of tail! The wings are also homespun and acrylic, for the eyes, I wanted the orange to be bright so I did a layer of Sugar and Cream cotton under/around them, and the armored plates for the jaw and on the body are two strands of Vanna's Choice Glamor and one of Vanna's Choice together. In the right light, the glamor is metallic! The orange is supposed to be "seams" where the inside fire of the dragon can be seen from where he was thrown into the earth after being defeated. A cult is using armor to hammer him back together, so yeah.

I am most proud of his jaw. I completely freehanded the shape of it, including the teeth, telling my boyfriend as I worked on it, "I have no idea what I'm doing!" I think the metal "rivets" really make it. My two reference pictures that I used while making this guy up were: http://www.flinthammer.org/ringo/screenshots/2010-11-23-02.jpg and http://arewenewatthis.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/deathwing-in-stormwind.jpg

It was soo hard to let this guy go, but I hope alice adores him!





Attackin' the boyfriend, as evil dragons are apt to do:


Showing the wing a little bit better, just after they had been attached:
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011 03:22:10 AM »

I don't play WoW but that looks amazing! I love all the details, like what you did with the eyes...and that jaw looks awesome! Smiley  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011 11:52:52 AM »

He looks incredible! I see why the boyfriend is trembling in fear, he is so menacing. I love the button holding together his steel jaw, the fire colored eye sockets and the breast plate. Very well done, I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011 03:21:08 PM »

Awesome!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011 08:36:44 PM »

Oh he is just TOO COOL Cheesy I took him to work to show some WoW players and they were super jealous! Cheesy You did an amazing job <3 Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011 12:41:07 AM »

SO glad you're loving him! Making him also got me in the mood for ami again!
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011 02:31:11 AM »

My fiance plays WoW and I showed it to him, he's so impressed by how accurate it is. This really does rock.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011 10:29:43 PM »

Oh, I love him, he's so cute! (I never thought I'd ever say that about Deathwing ...)

And, of course, completely terrifying. (Wouldn't want to insult the poor fella.)

Awesome job!
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011 02:39:09 AM »

Hello

This is the most beautiful dragon I ever seen!!! My husband play WOW, and when I sent him the link...  laughed a lot Smiley).
Congrats!!!

It is tremendous, but also we must consider the entire work!!!
Good Job.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2011 06:47:11 AM »

OMG. That is adorable! And amazing work. The detail on the head is awesome!

(I found this via the Craftster Twitter feed and passed it on to some WoW players I know.)

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