In this video you can see the dragon is getting his skin of paper mache clay over the duct tape. This process is taking a long time, but only because I have so many other projects I’m working on at the same time. I’ve mixed up many, many batches of paper mache clay at this point, and there’s still three or four to go.
I did thin the clay I was using when I started adding the pm clay to the wire mesh wing – after making this video. I just added some more glue to thin it out, and that helped it go on the mesh more easily. I want the wings to be not much thicker than the wire mesh itself. It seemed to work pretty well, and hasn’t cracked or anything while drying.
In a week or two, I might even get a chance to start painting him. I think I’ll use house paint, since acrylic paints would be way too expensive for a project this big.
See all of the posts for this paper mache clay dragon:
- Beginning the Dragon
- Making the Dragon’s Head, Part 1
- Making the Dragon’s Head, Part 2 – the Plaster Cloth
- Dragon Armature Started. Problems Ensue…
- Dragon Armature Progress Report
- You Are Here – Big Dragon Gets His Paper Mache Skin
- Dragon Wings – Aluminum WireForm Mesh by Amaco
- Painting the Dragon – Finally!