Lion Armor Survivors Build 4 November, 2015



The Lion Armor sprues will build 5 survivors. I built all 5 as Lion but you may want to keep the 5th set of legs in reserve to compose a miniature with other sprues. These are my KickStarter "spares" but after the build I wouldn’t make any significant changes. The flash (manufacturing/connecting plastic waste) around the collars can be problematic. Some of the lower torso (hip) sections have small seams that will need a bit of filling before paint.


Main sprue front. Note that many weapons have a left and right hand while others are "bare" weapons to use with the hands on the accessories sprue


Main sprue rear


Accessories sprue front - this has arm identifier markings, look for letters and numbers to match them up


Accessories sprue rear


Arm assembly notes. Most of the arms are two parts with a separate inside forearm. The letters noted are from the accessories sprue and are referenced in the build notes below


Male A build:

  • uses arms K and J
  • torso: two part with cape. also has shoulder sections attaching on the upper shoulder over the torso (not pictured, on the accessories sprue)
  • legs come assembled with a groin cover and trapezoid shaped rear section (not pictured, on the accessories sprue)
  • head is the greco-roman male
  • weapons are open hand and spear


Male A close up


Male B build:

  • uses arms I and H
  • torso: two part. also has shoulder sections attaching on the upper shoulder over the torso (not pictured, on the accessories sprue)
  • legs come assembled with a groin cover and trapezoid shaped rear section (not pictured, on the accessories sprue)
  • head is the male two part lion headdress
  • weapons are left and right hand daggers


Male B close up


Female A build:

  • uses arms J and L
  • torso: four part with two part upper and two part lower. select one of two female upper and lower and combine with skirting front and rear
  • legs are two part separate and depend on the torso selected. check fitment or lefts are there are two different molds
  • head is the female two part bar lion headdress
  • weapons are open hand with harp


Female A close up


Female B build:

  • uses arms A and F
  • torso: four part with two part upper and two part lower. select one of two female upper and lower and combine with skirting front and rear
  • legs are two part separate and are torso specific. check fitment or lefts are there are two different molds
  • head is the female two part slot lion headdress
  • planned weapons were dagger with bow
  • final build ended up being a the dagger and open hand. the bow didn’t slot in to the arm at a good angle so switched to open hand


Female B close up


Female C build:

  • uses arms C and D
  • torso: five part with three part slotted upper with cape and two part lower.
  • legs are two part separate and depend on the torso selected. check fitment or lefts are there are two different molds
  • head is the Greco-Roman female. the headdress heads will not fit with the caped torso
  • weapons are open hand with bow. the cape ends up further away from the body than you first think, flows away from the body more than the male


Female C close up


Final Lion Armor Survivor Build: Four plus One