Obviously this model requires LOTS of support for FDM printers. Using S3D, I covered every square inch. That also meant a lot of time CAREFULLY removing support from delicately small structures. Still had to use a 3D pen to rebuild some lost details. The fun part was airbrushing. Most images of Alduin are black/grey and dark,, so I opted to use some realistic skin tone coloring of many reptiles. With a well stocked paint station, the colors that seem best suited for shading, base, and highlighting were: - foundation coats: bottom in dark grey,, top in metallic silver - base coats: several different shades of WorldWar2 military vehicle colors. from "Vallejo, model air" . - highlights: lightly dry-brushed "Tamiya, weathering master". sand > light sand > silver > snow-white - eyes and tongue: "Citadel, mephiston red" and "Folkart,medium yellow" - sealer: "Vallejo, premium matte varnish" A previous castle print and a forest wall picture worked perfectly for scene backdrop photographing.