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I really liked where you were going with this design. The only things I found wrong was your wall design and the waterfall. I'm just go...

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Baby Ice Dragon Redux by DanteZX
Baby Ice Dragon Redux
Say Hello again to the Baby Ice Dragon everyone. If you're wondering why I've re-done this model, it's because of the Sand Dragon. When I got done with the Sand dragon, I looked back at the Ice dragon and realized that there were flaws in my first attempt. So I went back to the drawing board and changed some things. The first major change was with the shape of the body. By which I mean that the wings needed to be fuller, the head needed its jaw line remodeled, and some other tiny details. The other major change is in the color scheme. This time I added two new colors to really make that icy look pop. The first color can be seen in the wings and the tail section. It's a solid azure blue that I haven't seen too much of. The only time I've gotten this color was back in the galactic titan set from the galaxy squad line. The other color is my personal favorite, and t is the trans-medium blue that is used nearly everywhere on the dragon. I feel like this color really makes that icy look stand out, and sort of gives you a chill just looking at it. What I love most about this model is that while its' on its display stand, and in the sunlight, the trans colors refract and it is simply beautiful to just stare at. Thats it for this little guy. So tell me, what do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below.
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Baby Ice Dragon Plus Prop Stand by DanteZX
Baby Ice Dragon Plus Prop Stand
Just like the Sand Dragon, I've built a prop stand for my Ice Dragon as well. I'll probably be doing this for the rest of my baby dragons because A. they make a great accent piece, and B. they make a very nice display piece when not using them.
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Updating tomorrow afternoon with a revamped version of one of my baby dragons.
Hi there everyone. I've got something new to show you! Remebmer the Ice Dragon I did a month ago? If not maybe this will refresh your memory.

 Baby Ice Dragon by DanteZX

Well, after getting some very positive feedback, I decided to make not only more of these little guys, but to turn the whole thing into a custom series. This time, I decided to build a sand dragon which can be seen here.

Baby Sand Dragon by DanteZX

This guy was tons of fun to make, and after making a second dragon, there are a few design elements I'd like to take from this one and incorporate them into the ice dragon. If you want to know more about this model and what went into the design process click the link below.

Baby Sand Dragon

Now as for the coming weeks, I don't have much in the works at the moment. School has been kinda kicking my ass with tons of books to read. So for right now nothing is ready to be posted yet. However, after I get done with mid-terms and get back from Philadelphia, I'm going to begin working on that gunship I mentioned last time. Thats all for now guys, talk to ya later!

Dante
Baby Sand Dragon Plus Prop Stand by DanteZX
Baby Sand Dragon Plus Prop Stand
Say hello to the newest addition to the baby dragon line, the Sand Dragon! After doing the Ice Dragon I got quite a good bit of positive feedback from you guys, and I started thinking about making a this a series. Well, I think the answer to that question is obvious enough. The Sand Dragon though is the second addition to the series, and compared to the ice dragon a few changes have been made. While the overall theme is to keep these guys small and somewhat "cute," I wanted to make this one a little bigger than the last. I thought that if I kept them all the same size, that it would soon become repetetive and people would just say it's a re-coloring of the same thing. So with the Sand Dragon I did the best I could to make it feel like it this dragon really represented that desert and sandy look/feel. Starting off was deciding on the color scheme. Obviously it had to have some sort of tan color, but if you're familiar with lego, you know that there's not just one shade of tan. What I did is that I used a dark tan on his outer skin to represent the tough scales while I used a lighter tan on his belly and wings to show that it was a softer portion of skin. Now as for the black, grey, and white parts, those are meant to represent skeletal mass. As for the silver parts, I added them mostly for flair to make it pop. Overall, this little guy was tons of fun to make, but its time to move onto the next one. ^^ As for the prop stand, I'll be building one for each of the dragons, and it will represent the element of dragon.
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Hi there everyone. I've got something new to show you! Remebmer the Ice Dragon I did a month ago? If not maybe this will refresh your memory.

 Baby Ice Dragon by DanteZX

Well, after getting some very positive feedback, I decided to make not only more of these little guys, but to turn the whole thing into a custom series. This time, I decided to build a sand dragon which can be seen here.

Baby Sand Dragon by DanteZX

This guy was tons of fun to make, and after making a second dragon, there are a few design elements I'd like to take from this one and incorporate them into the ice dragon. If you want to know more about this model and what went into the design process click the link below.

Baby Sand Dragon

Now as for the coming weeks, I don't have much in the works at the moment. School has been kinda kicking my ass with tons of books to read. So for right now nothing is ready to be posted yet. However, after I get done with mid-terms and get back from Philadelphia, I'm going to begin working on that gunship I mentioned last time. Thats all for now guys, talk to ya later!

Dante

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In my spare time, whenever I'm not in class or teaching one, I like to build custom mini Lego figurines. When I was about 5 I got my first mini scale Lego model. The only thing I can remember about it was that it was some kind of haunted train ride. Anyways, as the years went on I kept getting more and more Lego's, and as I kept getting more Lego's my building skills grew just as well. But what infuriated me the most was the mini-figures that came with the model kits. It's not that I "hate" them or anything like that, it's just that I hated the way they functioned. Let me explain. What I wanted out of a mini figure was something that was fully functional and pose able. With the mini figures provided, the only parts that could move were the hands, feet, and the head. But even those parts were limited in functionality because they could only move in one direction. So, I took it upon myself to make a custom Lego mini figure that could exceed Lego's own mini figure in every way possible. When I started designing my mini figure I had 3 goals in mind that I still follow to this day. 1. Size 2. Functionality 3. Fun factor. The models I first designed did meet my first and second rules, but when it came to my second rule I wasn't able to meet my standards for quite a while. After a few years, my designs grew and grew into something completely new that had spurred many new ideas and possibilities for me to take advantage of. With a few minor tweaks, I had developed anew style of mini figure design that easily met all 3 of my standards with flying colors. To this very day, I still use the same model frame for all of my designs. There isn't a custom design out there that has beaten my design at all. At least that's what I think from what I've seen from other designs.
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spanglidermish Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fav! :D
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hendocrinogeno Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
THANKS FOR THE WATCH ^_^
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katze316 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s on the Mongoose!
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DanteZX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah no problem. ^^ Just glad to see some new jets for once. And strangely enough, before clicking on the image I could kinda tell it was your work. Keep up the good work man.
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katze316 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob, thanks again :)
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Riptor25 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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ABslego Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!!
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DanteZX Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, no problem man. I'm kinda a sucker for really good mini builds. ^^
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Raps555 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Thanks for faving! :D
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Raps555 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
and for the watch! :D
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