A discussion of fantastic beasts on the Playmoboard led to the idea
of making a winged Lion. This is a mythical beast without a specific
name, a little like a Gryphon, but without the head and foreparts of
an eagle. If it stood on its hind legs it would be a Pazzuzu, a creature
said to have plagued the Crusaders.
The Lion is based on the female Lion figure with the wings from a Vulture.
The Vulture wings don't really fit on the Lion body, so they had to
be ground down a lot and then attached with glue. After the wings were
on I built around them with milliput in the shape of feathers, and then
painted them to give them more of a brown colour. Finally I added spots
to the rest of the Lion to give it a more variagated apperance.
Here is a view from the side
Here is a view from the top
This last, and sadly not so good, picture, shows the underside
of the wings, and the feather effect there. This did not come out so
well, and should probably have been darker.