This is Draco the Dragon from the movie, Dragonheart. The kit
was released by Revell but is now out of production. It is presented
in approximately 1/30 scale.
main dragon figure is moulded in vinyl, as is the base. The figure
of the Dennis Quaid character is supplied in white metal.
techniques for building a vinyl kit are not complicated, but they
are slightly different to a hard styrene model.
Vinyl parts are quite flexible and relatively lightweight for
their large size, so some reinforcement is advisable. The base was
filled with Plaster of Paris, as were the legs of the Dragon. This
lent some weight and rigidity to the finished model.
The seams of
the soft vinyl parts were cleaned up using a sharp hobby knife.
Following this simple preparation, the small number of parts were
joined with super glue.
White Milliput (a fine grain two-part epoxy putty) was used to
fill the gaps at the joins. The joins between the wings and the body
required some extra work due to poor fit.