This is probably will be My last generation Articulated Dragon which sum up each Features from my previous articulated dragon projects.
Basic structure from Articulated Dragoness
Wing System concepts from Wym
Ball and head Design and scales concepts from Sea serpent
Speacial thank to the Dragonology by Mag-net for taking reference of general appearance of dragon.
Special thanks to Bq-labs and their great Braq the dragon as i take reference for basic articulated dragon structure.
As built to be Direct sequel to my first articulatd dragoness, this one was smaller and impoved flexibility on neck and belly and longer tail comprare to the older one.
Size is About 320mm Long 160mm Height Without Wing length and 345mm Tall with Wing spreaded upward.
Difficult to build
Try it as your challenge
This Dragon was built with 0.05mm Tolerance between the ball and the soket and and reused same size of soket and the ball on almost every joint except some ball joints in such as Finger claw and wing system. therefore if first one-two joints failed to assembled properly there will be failed happend again. please be careful.
This dragon was Desgined to assembled with Ball joints first and able to reinforced with String to prevent joints pop offed
This model is hard to build as the Ball itself could break off in attempt to put parts together.
Neck 01 ~ 03
Neck 01 ~ 11
Body 01 Forearms and wings hub
Body 02~05 Waist
Body 06 Back legs hub
Tail 20 Tail tips
6. Fore Arms
Fore Arm Sholder X2 (Symmetric)
Fore Upper Arm X2 (Symmetric)
Fore Lower Arm X2 (X mirror)
Fore Arm Foot hub X2 (X mirror)
Claw Limbs X8
Remind that claws supposed to assembled with Fisingwire to prevent limbs popout every time
7. Back legs
Back Leg Upper Thigh X2 (X mirror)
Back leg Lower Thigh X2 (Symmetric)
Back leg Calf X2 (X mirror)
Back leg Foot X2 (Symmetric)
8. Wing systems
Wing Template Cut 1~2
*Cut out fabric with Template to make wing membrance.
Wing Base Soket X2 (X mirror)
Wing Lower Arm X2 (X mirror)
Wing Upper Arm X2 (X mirror)
Wing Limb Hub X2 (X mirror)
Wing Limb A X2 (X mirror)
Wing Limb B X2 (X mirror)
Wing Limb C X2 (X mirror)
Wing Limb D X2 (X mirror)
*Male part down, Female part is the cover
Wing Limb Tips X8
Post Build comment
As i said before i put the Tolerance 0.05mm between the ball and the Soket but in my build, joints often loosed happend while i build this dragon so i apply thin liquid super glue on joints of course dryed enough to prevent weld joints together accidently. this treat did not exaclty solved the issue but it help some bit.
even when i did't apply glue treats to compensate Tolerance to get tight joints, the joints was Very hard to put together and some time even break off the ball. and almost imposable to remove parts without dameging the ball on that part.
i guess if print as lean part over 40 degree with Supports it shall help to increase the ball's strength like in my previous works.
i had put conduit line to support string based assemble like common BJD doll but i have find it was almost useless as once parts assembled there was no way to separate parts to return through parts and it's hole itself cause weakend the ball's strength.
The wing system was not so improved since they used on my Wym and as wing ever larger they often unable to stand posed as supposed to be and also unable to fold neatly as i hope for it.
dragon was may not perfect and refined but i think i have reached my dream articulated dragon.
i am unsure shall i tried next articulated dragon or not although i still have some unsatisfied points here and there and about wing but again i was deplated idea to build new dragon..
Thank you all who like my little dragon. Thanks