PDA

View Full Version : Wings for White Lion conversion



Captain Idaho
14-12-2014, 22:05
So people, can anyone suggest decent wings for a couple Lions I've purchased from the Lion Chariot?

I tried ebaying them but you get all sorts of shapes and sizes and it's hard to determine which are best for the Lions. I'm thinking the Pegasus ones are good but I'm not buying a model like that just for the wings! Waste of money!

Any ideas? Scratch building is a potential thing to do?

Ludaman
15-12-2014, 00:59
So people, can anyone suggest decent wings for a couple Lions I've purchased from the Lion Chariot?

I tried ebaying them but you get all sorts of shapes and sizes and it's hard to determine which are best for the Lions. I'm thinking the Pegasus ones are good but I'm not buying a model like that just for the wings! Waste of money!

Any ideas? Scratch building is a potential thing to do?

Bits on eBay, Bret plastic pegasus wings. It'll cost you maybe 7$ for two sets plus shipping

infamousme
15-12-2014, 06:38
What are you trying to make these lions into? I put some wings off of a warmaster Wyvern wings to make my lions into Manticors and they look great. It might be kinda hard to get ahold of some of those.

Captain Idaho
15-12-2014, 06:38
Thanks a bunch.

Lord Dan
15-12-2014, 19:52
I feel like this is a sentence that never needed to be uttered, but...

...why are you putting wings on your lions, Captain Idaho?

N00B
15-12-2014, 20:16
You can just get the wings: http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Warhammer?N=102295+4294966847&Nu=product.repositoryId&qty=12&sorting=phl

Scammel
15-12-2014, 20:26
I feel like this is a sentence that never needed to be uttered, but...

...why are you putting wings on your lions, Captain Idaho?

Because ******* WINGED LIONS, that's why!

I suspect it might be to facilitate a Skychariot stand-in.

Lord Dan
15-12-2014, 22:43
Indeed. :p

Captain Idaho
16-12-2014, 08:13
At the moment it's for creating stand in Eagles but I'm thinking a Prince on Sun Dragon also works.

And yes, winged Lions, with laser beams. :)

Ha ha I never considered GW direct! They've gotten so expensive I just automatically disregard them.

I actually bought two Pegasus Knights off a certain auction site for the same price as the wings alone (actually a tiny bit more but cheaper postage than GW) so it's all good.

I'll try my hand at converting the Lions and post them up.

N00B
17-12-2014, 23:50
Superb - look forward to seeing them.

TheSil
20-12-2014, 12:46
I would go for the wings of the Vargheists. They seem to fit in shape and size. Get your hands on a box and you have enough for three lions. You can even build the full unit of Ghouls too if you wanted...
Maybe you can even get the bits for cheap, as for someone that was building Ghouls they might be rather worthless.

/edit: Wings of Teradon riders might work in a similar way and provide a different look, without the benefit of having a unit left to build from the kit

Captain Idaho
22-12-2014, 13:37
I've set up a blog here where I will talk about all things that interest me as a geek. You'll see the conversions there. Probably a bit dark so will take new photos with a better flash on my camera.

http://seriousgeek.net/

Lord Dan
22-12-2014, 15:26
Hey, that turned out well!

Captain Idaho
22-12-2014, 17:14
Hey, that turned out well!

Yeah I was shocked too!

Thanks.

mostlyharmless
22-12-2014, 18:14
I did this conversion a few years ago. However, I used the plastic dragon wings that are available under the Wings section of the Warhammer bitz. They're large enough that they would actually allow such a creature to fly/glide. If you look at birds/bats, you will notice that, in proportion to the body, wings are huge. To that end, it makes for an inexpensive manticore for dark elves.

Captain Idaho
22-12-2014, 19:26
True but my Lions are magic ;)

Scammel
22-12-2014, 19:51
True but my Lions are magic ;)

"Yeah, well you see, about that... a wizard did it."

Captain Idaho
22-12-2014, 22:52
My excuse for everything in my High Elf army book, including the Banner of the World Dragon utilised against Daemons, is "because they're High Elves".

Lord Dan
22-12-2014, 23:26
"Yeah, well you see, about that... a wizard did it."

...though the power of his mother's love.

Col. Tartleton
23-12-2014, 18:42
For Venice! I mean Tor Anroc!

Laniston
24-12-2014, 16:23
Try this model for variety

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Crusaders/latest/14234#detail/14234_JG_AF

Captain Idaho
26-12-2014, 14:21
Oh that is good.

DiscoKing
29-12-2014, 00:58
I made these like 2 years ago.
are these what you had in mind?

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/penusorus/IMAG1109_1_zps4voxhudl.jpg (http://s85.photobucket.com/user/penusorus/media/IMAG1109_1_zps4voxhudl.jpg.html)

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/penusorus/IMAG1113_zpscofqac1d.jpg (http://s85.photobucket.com/user/penusorus/media/IMAG1113_zpscofqac1d.jpg.html)

Captain Idaho
31-12-2014, 11:59
Oh yes hey are great. Better than what I did!