You may remember that Mike Rayhawk made a fantastic Gryphon Rider
picture, one in blue and then another in red when I requested it.
Well, I finally finished my minifig versions of them. The pics are big....
Legofreak got this guy for his birthday, as the gold griffon on a red background is his CC coat of arms.
This one if for Mike Rayhawk, if he wants it.
The shield designs were done by Kaminoan, awesome job. They are overcoated with a thick laquer to make them last (and shine). The Griffons I first masked off all of the white area with tape, and spray painted them gold. I used the Testors spray gold and it's FANTASTIC! I used many passes and light coats to get a very even and natural looking gold coat. The white of the griffons' mane is white testors painted on by hand. The entire griffon has been overcoated with a clear protectant (though for whatever reason it did leave a white film on parts of the griffon. GRRR) The griffon wings in red were sprayed with testors, the blue was hand painted with testors. Both colors are great and match perfectly. The axes were similarly masked off and painted with the testors gold. Everything else is stock lego.