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Offline Gomeric

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IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« on: September 13, 2011, 09:38:22 PM »
Started a small High Elf army a few month ago to give my Empire something squishy to shoot at. Started with a couple of sets of the IoB elves but I didn't have much use for 2 Griffon generals. I decided I'd try to turn one into a Great Eagle and as it happened, it was quite easy.
Here's the result. Comments are welcome.  :icon_biggrin:





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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 10:12:01 PM »
Very neat converion!  :eusa_clap: It's a pity the legs seem so big in comparison to the body  :smile2:

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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 12:11:57 AM »
oh wow very cool  :::cheers:::
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Offline Gomeric

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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 11:39:41 AM »
Yeah, I was thinking of cutting the legs a bit shorter. The feet will still be pretty big but I reckon that'll be okay. Cheers for the comments.
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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 06:12:06 PM »
I don't think the issue is the legs being too long, it's that the location of the legs is too far forward, since the model was designed to have a second set of legs in the back.

Good try, though, and from the top and front it doesn't look as noticeable.


 

Offline Alleton

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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 10:30:42 PM »
Very nicely done.

I don't think the issue is the legs being too long, it's that the location of the legs is too far forward, since the model was designed to have a second set of legs in the back.
 

I agree, but with a plastic kit, would it be very hard to cut the legs and move them back? granted, it would ruin your paintjob, but it shouldn't be hard to strip and repaint or paint over....just a toss up, do you want to leave it as is and not have to repaint, or do you move them back a bit and repaint?  decisions, decisions....
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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 11:39:23 PM »
I think the big problem would be all the feathers. It's not a matter of smoothing out any cuts, holes, etc. There would be a lot of difficult feather sculpting to patch it up.

Offline Gomeric

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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2011, 06:16:51 PM »
I only spent a few hours making it and less time painting it, I'll give it a try.
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Offline Gomeric

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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 09:50:11 PM »
Wasn't too difficult to fix the legs, I took them off with a hacksaw and glued them back on a little further back. A bit of green stuff to cover the holes and I was done.



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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2011, 09:55:05 PM »
Looks good!

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Offline Alleton

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Re: IoB Griffon -> Great Eagle
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2011, 10:52:22 PM »
That looks excellent!
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