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So anyway, I'm going to use a couple of Island of Blood Gryphons to proxy as Great Eagles. I've just finished greenstuffing feathers on the first.

In passing I noticed that the beak looked more like that of a parrot than an eagle.

Oh god...

the idea has been growing on me. The idea of painting the bird half of the gryphon in parrot colours.



This is either a fantastic idea or a terrible one, but I just cannot tell which!

Honestly, what do you think?

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Could be one of the Eastern Ocean's variants. After all, there's Tiger striped, Bengal White Tiger striped, and lion variants noted; I don't see why there shouldn't be bird variants.



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I've seen similar done before, and it looks great... always nice to see a bit of colour on the board and who doesn't like a slightly comical minature.

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For The love of sigmar Doooo it! Then my tropical nids will have friends!
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Not really a fan to be honest...

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It could be great.

However, I think a blue macaw might be better than a red one:

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I think it might be sort of funny looking, but in a good way? I'd go for it if I were you, sounds fun!
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YES do it no mattter what anyone else says its hilarious and origional and theses games need more origionality and less seriousness

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Damn, they'll need a new post on the outside of the gryffin pens:

"Caution:
1: Do not refer to any Gryffin as 'Polly'.
2: Do not ask any Gryffin if it wants a cracker.
Disregarding these warnings may result in dismemberment."

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Parrot colours it is!

It won't be for a while, but I'll post pictures when I'm done. A good rule of thumb is to paint centerpiece models last, and I think that goes double if said centerpiece models will look like an explosion in a rainbow factory.

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Damn, they'll need a new post on the outside of the gryffin pens:

"Caution:
1: Do not refer to any Gryffin as 'Polly'.
2: Do not ask any Gryffin if it wants a cracker.
Disregarding these warnings may result in dismemberment."
Is it okay then, to ask if the griffon wants a limb?

My god, imagine it talking. Take a parrot's raspy voice, and make it a hundred times deeper...

Naturally, the first thing the Griffons are taught to say is 'death from above'.

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