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Title: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: Domi1981 on 04 October 2017, 03:45:11
I don´t know where to ask this since this will be (maybe) affect a mini, a design, a new product and new print product.

Its about what´´s going on on the cover of TRO SW. I wonder what will happen to the design of the Dragon.
On the cover it look very different from what we get inside the TRO which offers the old artwork.
My question is will the Dragon design will get a new look? The Thunderbolt, Wasp, etc. had gotten a facelift. Now what about this new look on the TROs cover?
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 04 October 2017, 03:58:11
You're talking about this art?
(https://dunked.cdn.speedyrails.net/assets/prod/13377/950x0_p1aadilhrpujj9cn1te811c2k5h8.jpg)
 [drool]
It would be really cool if the sculpt was made after this art. Probably the best Dragon design i've ever seen. The full picture also has a Jenner and a Panther in the background... Hmmm...
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: Domi1981 on 04 October 2017, 04:23:02
Yes. I haven´t seen the whole picture until now, so thanks :)
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: pheonixstorm on 06 October 2017, 02:12:39
Looks like DC got a new fancy toilet bowl too!
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: DarkSpade on 06 October 2017, 13:13:16
Didn't the Dragon II(or whatever it was called) come with the bits needed to make the old dragon?
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: TigerShark on 06 October 2017, 13:27:05
Looks more like the Clan Crossbow 'Mech than a Dragon.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cso-images/schemes/61_csvgamma_crossbow1.jpg)
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: worktroll on 06 October 2017, 14:41:56
Praise Ghu, I'm not the only one to think that!

(Now I'm tempted to kitbash one ... )
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 06 October 2017, 15:16:03
Didn't the Dragon II(or whatever it was called) come with the bits needed to make the old dragon?
Yeah... But it still doesn't look as good as this bloody ART!
Looks more like the Clan Crossbow 'Mech than a Dragon.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cso-images/schemes/61_csvgamma_crossbow1.jpg)
I... Don't see the resemblance.
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: DarkSpade on 06 October 2017, 15:39:57
I... Don't see the resemblance.

Ignore the arms.
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: Juodas Varnas on 06 October 2017, 15:51:46
Ignore the arms.
Nope. Still don't see it.
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: Sartris on 06 October 2017, 23:39:35
the shoulders on the clan crossbow just need to be elevated a tad and you've got a match
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: Cache on 08 October 2017, 13:26:49
Really the only thing different about that cover image is the look of the armor panels/panel lines. The profile appears the same as the current Dragon mini. Reposing the mini could make it look almost identical.
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: Domi1981 on 08 October 2017, 17:08:52
Really the only thing different about that cover image is the look of the armor panels/panel lines. The profile appears the same as the current Dragon mini. Reposing the mini could make it look almost identical.

You need glasses :o
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: GunjiNoKanrei on 09 October 2017, 04:03:31
Yeah... But it still doesn't look as good as this bloody ART!I... Don't see the resemblance.
Well, to each their own, but in my opinion it looks much better than the art ;)

And for the record, I agree. In the artwork it has more Crossbow than Dragon characteristics.
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: klarg1 on 09 October 2017, 09:14:36
Really the only thing different about that cover image is the look of the armor panels/panel lines. The profile appears the same as the current Dragon mini. Reposing the mini could make it look almost identical.

I'm with Cache. I can see the resemblance to the Crossbow, but the lines on this cover art seem pretty classically "Dragon" to me, albeit with different panel lines, and better rendering quality. The cockpit canopy, in particular, resembles the Crossbow more than the Dragon. The autocannon arm is also somewhat redesigned, but the torso, legs and feet look like a pretty close match to me.
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: mdauben on 10 October 2017, 12:52:06
Don't see the resemblance.
Are you blind!?  Give it different arms, different shoulders, different hips, a different head and an LRM launcher in the chest and its a dead ringer for that Dragon artwork!   ;)
Title: Re: Facelift Dragon?
Post by: JPArbiter on 14 November 2017, 19:38:10
Or just use a dragon II mini witha mad cat Mk II arm