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Happy Dragons! Whimsical Dragon Sculptures. A full line of cute collectable dragon figurines.
Happy Dragons! Whimsical Dragon Sculptures. A full line of cute collectable dragon figurines.
159 backers pledged $8,289 to help bring this project to life.

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More Sculpting

Posted by Nina Bolen (Creator)
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While it might not look like much on The Hugging dragons I’ve been working a lot of smoothing out the clay and adding details. Still have to add more details to the wings but they are getting close to being done. Then the scary part of cutting them up for mold making! Kind of looks like they are dancing in the picture lol

Oh and sadly Mom & me got damaged but it’s a minor set back. One of my rats got out and decided that they wanted to taste the clay & ended up knocking the sculpture over. You can see the bite marked and the flat area but it’s fixable.

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New Kickstarter & Update!!

Posted by Nina Bolen (Creator)
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Our new Kickstarter is now live!! http://kck.st/2TSxh0q

Paint finally came in! My first order was completely lost :( So I had to wait on a refund and re-order. But thankfully it made it this time. So I can get back to painting. 

This is a quick time lapse of me painting details on one of the dragons. 

And again if you no longer want to wait on your dragons I understand, just contact me. Or if you would like to use your rewards money on something else, say another dragon that's done or a different Kickstarter just let me know. 

Opening up a mold! 

Happy Holidays!!

Posted by Nina Bolen (Creator)
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I hope everyone had Happy Holidays this year & wishing you all a Happy New Year going onto 2019.

I learned the hard way not to order or ship anything right before Christmas. I ran out of paint so I ordered more & I'm just waiting for it to make it here. Not sure why it's taking so long but I have a feeling it got lost in the holiday shipping :( So I'm stuck for now, sense this isn't a type of paint I can just run to the local craft store & buy. I've also ordered new paint brushes because after painting 100s of dragons I kind of killed all my brushes lol

The last 2 large sculptures are so close. I'm going to be consulting with other mold makers on how best to do those. I might even send them to someone else to make the first mold. I didn't mean to make them so complex! Looks like Mom & Me will be done before the hugging dragon due to that complexity too.

My husband is putting together a new Kickstarter with my art (again he's doing all the work so it doesn't take away from the Happy Dragons)

And again if anyone is tired of waiting for their Happy Dragons (I know it's been forever, life so got in the way of this project) Please let me know & I will send you a refund via PayPal.

20 More Orders to Go!!

Posted by Nina Bolen (Creator)

Down to the last 20 orders! All the orders that are left have more than one dragon, so I don't have a full count of how many dragons it is but I'm getting close. I think I have somewhere around 50 dragons to finish up, not counting the 2 deluxe dragons, and 3 custom orders.

All Happy Dragons 1 to 12 & all Birthstone Dragons have been cast & are in various stages of painting.

 primed dragons waiting for paint

The 2 deluxe figures are in their finally sculpting stages. And you can see a few custom order sculptures (still 3 left to finish) in stages, hanging out on my sculpting table.

If anyone needs their dragons by Christmas please let me know & I will try my hardest to get them done, otherwise the bulk of the last orders will ship after the holidays, to avoid any lose in shipping. Sadly I had 2 packages get lost last year :(


Happy Holidays to everyone!!

Lots of painting!

Posted by Nina Bolen (Creator)
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Not much to share other than I’ve got the dragons all primed & I’m working on painting them. I do them in color groups so it’s a little easier.

This picture shows about a 3rd if the dragons I’m working on!

As you can see I have a handy spreadsheet there what shows what colors of which dragons I need.

After this batch gets painted and shipped I’ll be down to just the 2 large deluxe dragons.

I had a mishap with the Baby & Me Dragons :( but it’s fixable, but a small set back. Dragons Hugging is just about done, now just have to figure out how to make a mold of it. Silicon for that one just came in.

Custom orders are being worked on in between painting the other dragons.

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