Overall, I think the dragon skin project is starting to show real promise.
The legs and tail each have a strip of wire inside to keep them in position, but other than that they are just paper. By using layers of tissue impregnated with thin glue, I find I can create a surface that folds and curls in on itself much like a dried animal skin.
I've also had a little play around with some ideas for dragon scales. I've got large ones in the center of the spine and smaller ones along the sides. So far, I quite like this arrangement. Eventually I'll extend it over the rest of the skin.