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Drogon Dragon Egg Box by Snazzie Designz

I made this dragon egg box myself out of clay. It was inspired by Drogon’s egg from the “Game of Thrones”. Unlike the TV replica which has scales which protrude which seems unlikely for an egg, I wanted to make mine more like the book description which is that it looked like red and black stone.

The stone that really inspired me is Eudialyte, a very rare crystal which apart from being spectacularly beautiful is exactly the colours I wanted for my egg. When I looked up further information about eudialyte it turns out that the rich cadmium colour in the stone is referred to by Russian dealers as “Dragon’s Blood” which seemed perfect for a dragon egg.

Also unlike the TV prop, this egg opens and the lid and base slot together so seamlessly that you can hold it by the lid and it will stick together.

This is a hand made wooden R.A.F. Eagle Squadron 71 Plaque with a 3D crest.

The base was designed and hand made by me out of sapele wood, and the crest itself is made of multiple cut pieces of various woods perfectly fitted and glued together

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

Since the Eagle Squadrons were for American crew serving in the R.A.F., the eagle’s wings and body are individually cut from American walnut from Seattle.

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

For the keen eyed amongst you, you may notice that the crown on the crest is the King’s Crown rather than the Queen’s Crown since this has been made for an RAF veteran.

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

All of the parts were individually cut with a fret/scroll saw including the wings, head body and claws of the eagle. The text on the motto scroll is burned into the wood. the text on the crest is hand painted in gold.

 

The beak & claws took extra precision cutting as they are each less than 1cm square in size and the talons are about 2mm.

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

The first plaque base I made was made out of beech wood, and it looked quite nice, but it wasn’t dark enough to contrast with the basswood backing of the eagle on the crest, so I made a new one out of sapele instead.

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

Handmade RAF Plaque by snazzie designz

Black Parade Mural

My Chemical Romance Mural

 

My Chemical Romance Mural

Mural based on the My Chemical Romance “Black Parade” inside CD cover, this mural stretches the full length of the room, and took the best part of a week to complete.

My Chemical Romance Mural

My Chemical Romance Mural

Some Work In Progress pictures of the mural

Drawing the outlines on the wall in pencil. I marked out a grid on the wall for reference and free handed it after that.

My Chemical Romance Mural

My Chemical Romance Mural

Painting in progress. The background has very subtle hints of orange and pink mixed in with the base colour so it’s not all one colour.

My Chemical Romance Mural

My Chemical Romance Mural

My Chemical Romance Mural

My Chemical Romance Mural

My Chemical Romance Mural

My Chemical Romance Mural

My Chemical Romance Mural