I consider the yoke - well, not yoke, really, I intend it to look more of a set of ropes and heavy fabric, rather - to be my weakest part... I can't bring myself to copy the WHFB Sky Chariot's pulling ropes that are attached to the giant hawk, but I might just have to do that if I can't come up with something better on my own. I'd rather not, though...
And thanks to mr E.J J* this beutiful youtube link can be shared with those who might have missed it: Dom Hill's Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game Videos as well as his blog which seems to be a little slow at the moment due to personal reasons.
*) Trying to find E.J J's home on the net led me to youtube and I found a comment from someone called Dom - and I thought for a moment it might be the Dom from The Black Sun podcast! Naturally I clicked away further on and found the blog and YT-channel.
I shall have to file the head on the leftmost swan. This is the general appearance of the whole model. The little personality a swan has, I think I managed to get a bit of it into the white flyer to the right by modeling it so it had a slight tilt, like it is veering a bit off course, whilst the lower one (tried to make it look like a female swan - they have slightly different heads - especially depending whether it is song swan or hump-beak swan) I tried to look passive.
Swans aside: Models below are from GW's latest WHFB release. A phoenix that I might buy and further below, their Sky Cutter or what it's called... They are pertinent to the project presented in this post.