I am happy to share with you that after overcoming challenges and making brand new for me things, I have finally make my newest 3D printable Iconic Mini! This time it is a Vulture Demon – a combination of a human body, vulture head and bird feet and wings. This type of monster is known under many names, so you can encounter it as Vrock in the Dungeons and Dragons, or known as Wrath Demons in the Pathfinder. It has even emerged in Warhammer Age of Sigmar realm so there you can meet it as the Lord of Change or as Kairos Fateweaver (two-headed version of this demon) or even as single units like Tzaangors (but without the wings).
But let us talk about this 3D printable model!
Keeping in mind the concept of a mix between a vulture and a human, I tried to make it like a real monstrosity and at the same time to add as much as possible details and elements. And since I have seen too many different variations of this creature, I decided to give it a try with making it modular and set options to use different hands for the mini.
So the first notable thing about this demon is the head. I tried to make it different from the rest of the models that you might have seen on the market and to add as much as possible details, but to keep at the same time the beasty look of the model. So it is no surprise to see holes and damages on the beak of the creature, detailed teeth and of course – a tongue. Plus many spikes protruding from the skull, blood vessels popping out of the eyes and some heavy circles under them. Just a master piece of monstrosity!
The next thing is the feather collar on the neck. I have experimented with different option and finally went with a collar with many detailed feathers. For sure this gives the feeling of a real vulture neck 🙂
And going down the model, I will not stop specifically upon the human body (since everyone know how it looks like and there are not so many specific things here), but will review the legs. In the upper part (where they connect to the body) they are humanoid ones. And they are all covered with feathers. Here I bet on putting as much as possible detailed and realistic feathers which for sure underline the bird nature of the demon. It took me quite time to make all this, but the final result is awesome! Next is the joint point where the humanoid leg intersect with the bird one. In order to make a good transition, I put a spike and many small feathers around it to underline the beginning of the bird legs. And as you can see they are just like what they need to be – wrinkled chicken legs ending with razor sharp claws. Plus some plating to simulate the better protection for this part of the body of the creature and some jewellery! Not sure why all the vulture demons are depicted with rings, bracelets and so, but for sure they give a little better touch of visualisation of this monster.
The next thing about the body of the vulture demon is the tail. Here the idea was to have a unique and distinguishable one. So I used a little bit thicker tail with some details – like muscle strands and spikes. And taking into consideration the pose of this Iconic mini (frontal feral attack), the tail fits perfectly for the occasion – waving backwards and underlining the fast forward movement of the beast.
Next come the wings. Here I got the biggest struggle to make them look like real ones. In fact this was my first attempt for making such, so I really like the final result – very detailed feathers and quite big wings with some spikes to underline the demonic nature of the creature.
And finally come the hands. They look like a real humanoid ones – big forearms and biceps, having many jewellery (like rings and bracelets) and ending with bird-like claws covered with protective plating. However and as mentioned above the hands are modular. So here you will have the opportunity to customize the minifigure as you with. For each hand there are included several different options.
The left hand has four versions. The first one is intended for the pure feral attack pose. However, the second one is dedicated to some pictures of this type of monster where it is depicted having a skull in its left hand. The third version is an alternative option for the pure feral attack pose and the forth one is just casting a spell. Although there is no information that the vulture demons are magic users, I decided to put this potion as well.
The right hand has only three options for customization, but they are quite fun. The first one is the standard feral attack pose version. However, the second one is much more interesting – a sword wielding hand. Although this demon has claws to kill its victims with, I decided to put a weapon on its disposal. In its case this can be a magical one that will boost the viciousness of the monster and allow it to do more damage and be more dangerous. But this is up to you to decide what will be. And the final option for customization of the right hand is again – casting spell.
And finally comes the base. Since this is a big creature, I decided to use a bigger base. But taking into consideration the viciousness of the monster, I decided to create a brand new base for it. So meet the rock base! Here you will see scattered stones and rocks all over the place which reflect the chaotic state of mind of the demon. Plus some of them are pointy sharp at the edge to underline the viciousness of the monster. And I think that the overall design of the base really is in unison with the demonic spirit of the this Iconic mini!
And this is pretty much about the vulture demon!
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