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Happy Dragons! Whimsical Dragon Sculptures. Help me create a full line of cute collectable dragon figurines.
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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Getting there! 5 sculptures to finish up (not counting customs) 3 little guys and the 2 deluxe. Finishing up the 3 smaller guys this week and next. I made some improvements to number 12. Sense the first Happy Dragon my understanding for anatomy has gotten a lot better, and I fixed issue this guy had (arms too long, etc) and now he also has a cute head tilt lol

number 10 almost done
number 10 almost done
he can now hold a marble or cut gem, so you'll get to pick which you would like!
he can now hold a marble or cut gem, so you'll get to pick which you would like!
number 11, just needs to be cleaned up and final details added
number 11, just needs to be cleaned up and final details added
number 13, also made it where he can hold an additional stone in his tail!
number 13, also made it where he can hold an additional stone in his tail!
Number 13 updated!
Number 13 updated!
Also some changes on 13 had to be made in order to cast him
Also some changes on 13 had to be made in order to cast him
Getting more details done on these 2
Getting more details done on these 2
Working on details on the Hugging Dragons
Working on details on the Hugging Dragons
Working on the baby on "Mom & Me"
Working on the baby on "Mom & Me"
Spent a whole day just getting her tail right lol
Spent a whole day just getting her tail right lol
Custom order almost done!
Custom order almost done!
December Painted up and ready to ship
December Painted up and ready to ship
I have 5 more to paint & will be painting and shipping the rest of the month ^_^
I have 5 more to paint & will be painting and shipping the rest of the month ^_^

I had a bad batch of resin that slowed me down :( thankfully the company that makes it sent new resin out. So now that that's fixed I can get back to casting and painting. All December's are now cast and sanded just have to paint them all. 

29 Orders to go!!

That might sound like a lot but compared to the almost 200 orders I had knowing I only have 29 to go is great! Most of you are waiting on large orders or dragons that are not done yet. I'm sill shipping out Decembers so be on the look out for tracking numbers. I hope everyone is seeing updates & messages from me. I know some people have had issues with that so as always feel free to contact me. Or you can email me at ninabolen@gmail.com

I'll be setup this weekend at the North Texas Irish Festival http://www.ntif.org so if anyone would like to pick up any of their dragons let me know & I'll have them ready. Thanks again for all your support on this long crazy project!! 

Work in Progress 2 Deluxe Dragon Sculptures

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This dragon is very happy to have an arm
This dragon is very happy to have an arm

 

They always look so funny at this stage
They always look so funny at this stage

 

"Dragon Hug" is almost done in the sculpting phase
"Dragon Hug" is almost done in the sculpting phase

 

Still have to add details and clean up
Still have to add details and clean up

While I'm almost done sculpting, now I have to figure out how the heck I'm going to mold this. I plan on making the 2 dragons where they can come apart, I think I have figured out how they will "lock" together so each one is it's own sculpture. This will mean each dragon can be painted different colors. Still trying to work out all the details & figuring everything out on this one. This is going to take some time because it's most complicated that I thought it would be LOL

Mom & Me
Mom & Me

Originally named "Mom & Me" I think I'm going to change it to "Baby & Me" because well that could be a dad dragon holding a baby ^_^ Again working on finishing the sculpt and the details on the baby. Hopefully the baby will be a separate sculpture so it can be painted a different color than the parent. Again this is taking some time to figure all this out.

Now that those 2 big ones are 75% or more done, I'm going to switch gears a bit and work on Custom sculptures between shipping out Decembers and other dragons.  

December's Birthstone Dragon Quick Pictures

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 Here are a few quick pictures of December!

 

Quick pictures with my phone
Quick pictures with my phone

 

This would be the blue zircon or blue topaz color
This would be the blue zircon or blue topaz color

 

One thing I didn't really think about when sculpting this dragon was, how am I going to paint that eye. After priming I realized the eye close to the body would be almost impossible to paint, oops. But I did it, with the help of a special bent brush and a few tiny ones I was able to paint it. Bad thing is it takes about twice the amount of time than normal. So I'm painting these guys up as fast as I can. 

I will be shipping out December dragons the rest of the month so be on the look out for tracking numbers. If you need to change your address let me know now. I'm still working on the other 2 colors Tanzanite and Turquoise, but should have those figured out in the next 2 weeks. 

Oh and my husband's Kickstarter only has 6 days left! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ninabolenart/make-100-dragon-wyvern-silver-pendant-by-nina-and

 

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My husbands new Kickstarer!

 

My husbands new Kickstarter is now live! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ninabolenart/make-100-dragon-wyvern-silver-pendant-by-nina-and

If you are a backer for Happy Dragons and back his new Kickstarter you'll get lots of free goodies ^_^ as a thank you for your continued support. No matter what reward you pick. 

If you're still waiting on dragons and would like to switch to something on this Kickstarter, almost like a credit, let me know and that is something I can do. Again I've also offered refunds in the past if you don't want to wait any longer. But please remember this Kickstarter does not effect mine, as my husband is doing all the work. 

Next show is Planet Comic Con in Kansas City. If you would like to pick up any of your dragons or any other items there let me know so I can have them ready. 

December's dragon is getting sanded and painted soon, so hope to have those shipping out by the end of the month. If anyone needs to change their shipping address just let me know. 

Only 5 more dragons to go! 3 Happy Dragons and the 2 Deluxe dragons. All of which are in some stage or another. "Guardian" #10 Happy Dragon is almost done, just working out some details (and he fell over :( so I had to fix somethings) So back to work for me!