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Griffon

Posted by steve_pickstock on 19 Apr 2019, 00:29

Can anyone recommend a model of a mythical griffon that would compatible with 1/72 scale figures? I'm not looking for anything too big, some of the 28mm models I have looked at would be too massive for what I want.
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Posted by SamSagace on 19 Apr 2019, 11:58

Hello,
I think that I've something correct ... not very large in fact (it's a Papo tubos figure )
I will search it, take a picture and you will see if it's good for your project !
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Posted by carlosfaro on 19 Apr 2019, 18:53

Hi,i made my own reasarch dome time ago,
Hope my blog helps-

http://sceavusall172.blogspot.com/2016/?m=1

Figures from wizkids
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Posted by Beano Boy on 20 Apr 2019, 00:02

Only the Females had wings, so the males had to run darn fast trying to avoid them. BB
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 20 Apr 2019, 23:29

Hadn't realised that before but as it's a medieval thing not an ancient middle middle eastern thing I'm coolwith it. I tracked down one of the Wizkids ones - thank you Carlosfaro it's on order now.
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Posted by Paul on 21 Apr 2019, 13:38

Isn´t the Wizkids on 28mm compatable?
Alternative Armies have a slightly smaller (1/72nd compatable) one
https://www.alternative-armies.com/coll ... 27-griffen
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 21 Apr 2019, 15:23

Do we really know what scale a fantasy creature should be?
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Posted by Paul on 21 Apr 2019, 16:40

A Hobbit is half the size of a Human, a Dwarf a bit bigger than a Hobbit. A Balrog, about 13ft tall, a unicorn ?, horse sized, Mermaid/Merman/undine as big as a human. Orcs/goblins, Uruk hai, around about human size. Centaur, Horse sized, Werewolves, Vampires, Zombies/revenants..human sized though in the case of the werewolf..in one form, a bloody big dog. Golem...depends on how much mud is available. The above need to be 1/72nd scale (for my collection ;-) )
Though the above is a tiny Proportion of mythical/Fantasy critters and with a lot of em, giants for example size is anyones guess.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 21 Apr 2019, 18:25

With regard to the size of the Gryiffon, I'm using one for wth the Alliance Amazons - the 'historical' ones. I really like them, they're quite close to original illustrations from Greek vases, and the images also show gryffons - some with wings some without. The griffon represents the two noblest animals - the eagle and the lion, but none of the illustrations show a monstrous creature, they're normally shown as horse(ish) size creatures.
It's true there are no indications about 'real' size but I don't like things to over-power the table and I want them to look in propotion to the other figures.
Carlofaro's Wizkids suggestion is a nicely sized model for what I want, so that's the one I went with.
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Posted by carlosfaro on 22 Apr 2019, 17:15

Glad to have helped!
I also pursuited a "Cloud griffin" from Mageknight but seems to be sold out everywhere
https://www.trollandtoad.com/d-d-swm-mo ... ers/114885
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 29 Apr 2019, 20:18

The model arrived today - excellent service from the ebay seller.

It is perfect for what I want, even the base fits in well with the rest of the army. The painting is a bit bland but once it is repainted and based I will post an image.

Thanks once again to all those who commented.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 05 May 2019, 11:27

Here is the repainted gryphon - nick-named Gary after his appearance on the wargames tale last Tuesday.
That's one of the Dark Alliance Ancient Amazons for scale purposes next to him.

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This is a link to an ebay seller so that you can see what he looked like as a before
https://picclick.com/Elemental-Evil-GRI ... 43781.html
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Posted by Peter on 05 May 2019, 13:01

Nice painted bird. ;-)

I'm pleased to see that you found your griffon Steve, and you did a great paintjob on him! :thumbup:

And the scale looks fine to! :-D
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Posted by Susofrick on 06 May 2019, 08:28

Great griffon! He looks quite annoyed!
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Posted by Graeme on 07 May 2019, 05:16

That is a good looking model, and not too big.

Very nice paintjob too, it looks terrific!
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Posted by carlosfaro on 09 May 2019, 20:15

Wonderful work Steve, figure is more shocking after this painting!!
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 09 May 2019, 20:49

carlosfaro wrote:Wonderful work Steve, figure is more shocking after this painting!!

Thank you, sir, for the tip.

What started out as an Amazon army (with Gryphon) has morphed into a Dark Age/Early Classical Greek project. And that was boosted by the release of pictures of the Alliance centaurs.

There will be more pictures eventually.
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