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Smaug Custom Plush by Nazegoreng Smaug Custom Plush by Nazegoreng
**edit** I can't thank you guys enough for this DD. It's been my dream for so long to get one.. I can't explain how much it means to me. A huge thankyou to all the special people who suggested it :heart: 

No Critique, Please... by RaptureCyner

:icontradesonhold: :iconcommissionsclosed: - See page & journal for details

Commissions opening 16th and 17th of August 
Smaug Custom Plush for :iconnitefyredragon:


:bulletyellow:  Smaug is made from crimson minky. He is 29" tall to the crest of his neck. 

Where to start...
His entire body has been meticulously airbrushed using several hand made stencils. His head was sculpted entirely out of foam and then a minky 'sleeve' was fashioned to sit over the foam 'muscle' (the only way I could keep those specific muscle groups visible).

His eyes were casted with resin and the eye design was drawn in photoshop and glued to the back of the eye. Being resin cast his pupil has a 'follow me' effect so it always looks like he is staring at you. Orange LEDs were cast into the eyes, with a grand total of 17 orange LEDs wired into his eyes, mouth and chest that run from 2 battery packs hidden in internal pockets.

His teeth were all sculpted from translucent sculpey clay, embedded into clay 'gums' and glued into his jaw.

His body is held up by pvc piping that runs through his wings and back (the only thing strong enough to hold him). He has wire in his neck and wings for added support.

His chest and neck were given the translucent scale effect by using a soldering iron to singe through the minky. I then reverse applique'd sparkling angelina fibers to fill the holes but leave them transparent so the leds would be visible. Several locations on his body were scarred using very precise shallow burns in the minky, again using the soldering iron (primarily his face, neck and back). 

Please do not ask for the pattern, under no circumstance will I be giving it out. (I couldn't even if I wanted to due to the way I made him)

:bulletyellow: Oh man.. this plush broke me. Never has a plush made me want to tear my hair out so much XD. I am SO proud of him, and on the same page SO thankful he is done. Every element that could be complex with this plush was at the limits of my abilities. I had to push myself with every aspect. I hope you all love the result as much as I do. 

PLEASE zoom in to check out his details! 

Please comment/fav. It means allot to me. I read every comment and do my best to reply. 
I have not asked for critique. Any critique is not appreciated. 

:star: Watch me or check out my journal (and tumblr) to see WIPs of this and other current projects. 


I am currently working on other plushes. Keep an eye out on my page if you are interested in owning any of my future plushes.
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Given 2014-08-20
Smaug Custom Plush by Nazegoreng Suggester says, "There is no other artist who is so broadly talented as Nazegoreng. Her Smaug custom plush combines elements of sculpting, airbrushing, LED work, internal armatures as well as expert patterning skills. The finished product is a seamless combination of many different skills which come together and create a true masterpiece" Also suggested by pepooni, zukori, and raycam01. ( Suggested by Inky-Pinkie and Featured by Brookette )
no1special1224 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh. my. GOSHNESS!!!!!
Absolutley amazing. I can't think of anything else to say. It's too incredible for words!!!
Nazegoreng Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hnnnng thankyou! 
GingerTheFairy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Photographer
like it... its an amazing work! I love smaug he is an amazing dragon:squee: 
Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
TackyThePegasus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist
I can't even..
oh my god is there anything you CAN'T do??
Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha the only thing I wont make atm are humans, but I guess if I actually tried they might not be as scary as they seem to me XD
TackyThePegasus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh, you're so capable I know you could accomplish it ;w; Good luck on your future crafts!!
commodorefrog Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
wow , from the thumbnail i thought it was entirely polymer clay!
i never knew plushies could be so detailed. great work yo.
Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh man thanks so much! 
Wild-Huntress Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:jawdrop: Amazing !!
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