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« on: May 20, 2015 09:17:57 PM »

In April everyone else was decorating Easter Eggs. I decided to decorate Dragon Eggs a la Game of Thrones. Everything I used was from the dollar store - the base which was a "dinosaur egg", layered with scales cut out from kids craft foam. I added texture paste and painted it to try and mimic Khaleesi's green egg.

My husband was nice enough to pose with it to show scale.

The most time consuming aspect was cutting out all the dragon scales - not the most fun thing ever, but I just sat in front of the TV and did it.


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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015 06:03:33 AM »

very realistic looking!

Will you be doing the other two eggs as well?

« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015 06:41:13 AM »

Great job, and the first time I've seen a Game of Thrones themed Easter Egg to boot!

Nobody likes applying scales individually--I've heard plenty of horror stories from sculptors that make dragons on a regular basis (I can recall that "one scale at a time" is the mantra one of them advised repeating to help you keep your sanity during the tedium).  Applying scales in rows is quicker (strips with jagged edges, like the top of a picked fence), but, given the tapered spherical shape of an egg, that methodology probably wouldn't look as nice as these single scales do.
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015 12:15:50 PM »

Very cool!

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015 03:22:31 AM »

This is awesome! You have lots of patience!

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2015 02:22:53 AM »

I am a (very) latecomer to Game of Thrones - I literally just watched the first episode, and having just seen it for the first time, I have to say, your recreation of the dragon egg is perfection! Very thrifty and clever use of materials as well!

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