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PostSubject: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sun 28 Jul 2013 - 20:08

First impression of a project, started with the big help of a portugese crocodile who sent me the Papo Komodo Dragon.
This figurine is good and bad at the same time. Dynanmic pose, nice sculpt. But:
Head too small and very odd colouration,....
So let's have a try, making a King of Komodo off the King of Chlorodo.
I chose the Colouration of a subadult specimen, representing the typical Zoo Komodo Monitor.
The Papo one can't be a very old one,
his habitus is still showing a younger specimen.
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here with some other Komodo Dragon Figurines:
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Better pictures of the repainted figurine will follow as soon as there's better light to take pictures.

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sun 28 Jul 2013 - 20:10

Great work. Really nice.Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sun 28 Jul 2013 - 20:27

I like that your repaints are not only to look pretty but mainly, to look realistic! Very Happy
The work improved a lot that figure, a outside picture would have an excelent result.
Tail and flanks are particularly great! cheers tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sun 28 Jul 2013 - 20:39

I also like the tongue! Great work!
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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sun 28 Jul 2013 - 20:52

Thanks, although the tongue is part of the original sculpt ;-p

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sun 28 Jul 2013 - 21:41

Wow before I like this dragon a lot and now I love him. cheers
Very good job Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Mon 29 Jul 2013 - 7:59

Nice work dragonmaster

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Mon 29 Jul 2013 - 8:51

Much better than the original one! you needed hours to make this work!Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Mon 29 Jul 2013 - 18:43

Beautiful work, it looks a million times better! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Mon 29 Jul 2013 - 19:00

Beautyful, wonderful, fantastic cheers 

The original one loos like they just had some surplus paint from the dinos, - yours is the real colour !!!
What change ! Great work !!! Applause Applause

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Mon 29 Jul 2013 - 19:21

Thanks!
Indeed, Dinopaint,.....!
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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Mon 29 Jul 2013 - 19:24

I agree, the coloration of the Papo komodo dragon was very strange, but you did an excellent job repainting him/her. Congrats! :) Applause
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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sat 3 Aug 2013 - 1:18

Extraordinary, PeGe! Shocked Thanks for extra...!!! tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sat 3 Aug 2013 - 7:03

Wow! What a great big lizzard! I like it a lot :)

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sat 3 Aug 2013 - 7:09

affraid affraid affraid 
looks like real komodo dragon...

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sat 3 Aug 2013 - 8:28

He's wonderful Phillipp cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sat 3 Aug 2013 - 9:23

Thank you all so much!

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sun 4 Aug 2013 - 17:03

Ah, he's lovely! A remarkable improvement on the original. I always felt the fine sculpt went to waste somewhat with the violently green finish. Here's one saved specimen!

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sun 4 Aug 2013 - 20:03

Thank you! i finally made it to take a proper picture,....
(last one in the second picture-posting above)

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Wed 7 Aug 2013 - 13:32

That's really an excelent picture, though, others are also excelent! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Wed 23 Oct 2013 - 9:48

Awesome coloration of Komodo!! cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sat 26 Oct 2013 - 23:27

Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Sun 27 Oct 2013 - 3:57

You did a fabulous job Philipp ! I'm a bit jealous... Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Papo Komodo Dragon repaint - Varanus komodoensis   Wed 1 Jan 2014 - 19:29

So real, beautiful! Big improvement, keep up the awesome work!

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