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Offline Warlord

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An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:01:00 AM »
Any ideas?
The new Wyvern thing is way too expensive, and I dont like the texturing.
The Old Wyvern is very long with an awkward pose.

Any ideas for other models / manufacturers?
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 02:35:10 AM »
Any ideas?
The new Wyvern thing is way too expensive, and I dont like the texturing.
The Old Wyvern is very long with an awkward pose.

Any ideas for other models / manufacturers?

I have the old wyvern and I have to say, I agree with you. It isn't built yet but will be as I'm too cheap to buy another one but that has always bugged me.
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 06:57:26 AM »
Its fun enough to paint, but the model's pose is not great at all.

I think perhaps the newer Azhag model was a better Wyvern, but that too is too expensive, and probably quite rare too nowadays.
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 12:15:52 PM »
If in doubt, go look at Reaper Miniatures Bones range, probably an affordable and suitable wyvern, dragon or similar in there.

Also, just cos it's orcs, why couldn't you use a Manticore or similar model? Worth thinking about...

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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 02:05:46 PM »
Not very impressed with the Wyverns Reaper is offering now. They're metal too.

They do have some really nice ones in the present Kickstarter, ending in about 30 hours. But those will ship first in Spring 2019 and become available in the shops even later. So it's a long wait until then.

Don't know where to look, really. eBay?

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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 02:52:05 PM »
This is my Wee Beastie.



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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 02:57:58 PM »
What about Skullmuncha, Azhagh's wyvern? I'm talking, naturally, about the newer model.
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 09:04:59 PM »
Weird idea :
High or dark elf dragon with head-swap, maybe GW hydra one if big enough.

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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2017, 11:21:02 PM »
The hydra heads do look a bit similar to the Wyvern, and that could work on the High Elf Dragon... interesting!

I feel like its a bit too slender for an Orc mount, but I can definitely see what you mean and am intrigued!
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 08:08:48 AM »
Just saw somebody cut arms from a Reaper Bones dragon, and fix it into an Orc Wyvern. Works very nice, and comes very cheap.

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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 12:33:13 PM »
Bones is so easy to chop up it's frightening, I bet it would be easy to hide the gaps with armour or a saddle or something, even if you didn't want to sculpt scales.

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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 12:38:23 PM »
I use this, but even if you like it I am no help as I know neither the manufacturer of the beast or the rider.

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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 04:52:45 PM »
It wont be out for awhile, but just to give you some ideas Reaper's Bones 4 Kickstarter that just ended had Blacksting the Wyvern.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-4-mr-bones-epic-adventure/posts/1977354

Should be the first picture. If not, it's on the campaign page somewhere. It's posed on a large chunk of ruins that might make it a bit awkward moving around the board, but I love the model itself.

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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 12:04:04 AM »
Padre's "Wyvern" is a (Blue?) Dragon from Black Tree Design. Not that cheap unless you pick one up in one of their numerous sales ;)

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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 06:54:31 AM »
Thanks. The reason I didn't know was because I didn't buy it from the manufacturer or a shop, but was given it ' loose' so to speak. I am surprised it is black tree - I have loads of their stuff but never saw this of their website.
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2017, 06:00:05 AM »
It looks efly to me because of its slenderness. I am really after a 'stocky' type of flier, and thats more what I imagine Orcs to ride. I should have a look at that Reaper Bones dragon.
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2017, 08:56:55 AM »
Here's the Reaper Bones dragon converted into Wyvern:



A comparison with an old GW Wyvern:


More Reaper bones dragons & dragonkin:
https://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/dragon%20bones

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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2017, 02:03:48 PM »
Looks great! Much more intimidating than the previous, skinny one. :smile2:
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2017, 02:43:15 PM »
Don't you call my dragon skinny! I'll have you know that's exactly the average size for that particular species of 'counts as' wyvern.
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2017, 02:51:05 PM »
I like👆!'
The dark green is really nice. The wyvern on the right is what I have but he would look good wearing a dark green jacket 😸
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2017, 03:10:06 PM »
 :icon_confused: I would like to humbly apologise to Xathrodox for my previous, peremptory comment. I thought you were referring to my beast, but you were referring to another. Please continue slagging off any monsters you like, I won't stop you.
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2017, 04:35:19 PM »
Quote Padre: Please continue slagging off any monsters you like, I won't stop you.

Just an all round funny thing to hear 👆😺
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2017, 02:19:58 PM »
:icon_confused: I would like to humbly apologise to Xathrodox for my previous, peremptory comment. I thought you were referring to my beast, but you were referring to another. Please continue slagging off any monsters you like, I won't stop you.

 :icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol:

No worries Padre, slagging off monsters is my main hobby, not that many people do that. For example I never liked most of GW's dragons for being too skinny and whimpy. Only the FW dragons, like the Carmine one satisfied my tastes. :biggriin:
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Re: An appropriate Orc Flying mount model?
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2018, 02:21:37 AM »
So I found this, which I actually quite like:

http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war/orcs/product/krudger-on-winged-slasher.html

Well, the mount primarily. Not sure about the rider.
Now just need to purchase somehow...
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