Skinning the dragon
Once the fibreglass had hardened, I needed to ask myself: "What does a dragon actually look like?"
Having never seen one myself, I had to do some research by checking out a few books! I chatted to a friend who recommended that I should go with the traditional scales - I had to agree with them, even though I knew how much work it was going to be.
The head is rather big, and this is going to mean lots of scales. It's long, boring work, but once I got started I felt a compulsion to see it through to the bitter end!
With the nose part I tried to get it as clean and smooth as possible to resemble the shiny 'beak' bit of the dragon's nose.
At this point, I'm going to jump forward - if you want the whole gory detail, you can read the full project log in the forums.
Here are some pictures of the final piece, along with the 40" LCD screen, which I painted with scales to fit in.