Here are a few photos of the el cheapo dragons I’ve been making.
This is a group of dragons and a couple flying gorillas. All of them are simple miniatures bought literally for pennies to which I have added wings made of craft foam sheets, which I bought in huge packs for a buck at the dollar store. In a few cases I’ve added some epoxy putty which is by far the most expensive component in the miniatures, but they don’t need very much putty.
Here is a front detail view of one flying gorilla and one dragon. The flying gorilla has wing bones made of epoxy putty, and the dragon has had a long neck added using epoxy putty. The neck is too thick, I will make it thinner on future dragons.
And, here is the back of the flying gorilla and the dragon. In both cases I could use a bit of epoxy putty to smooth out the transition from body to wing and make them look more natural, but I was really doing these as prototypes and was just cutting and gluing without worrying much about looks.
Still, I think they are not bad for less than fifty cents each.