The wire in a Reiver or any dragon should bend pretty well, you just don’t want to bend it back and forth repeatedly, as for the armature (link below) they say it can bend up to 28 degrees. The smaller armature on the left is what is in a Reiver; I bent it as much as I could before it would snap apart, and took the pic below. It is very sturdy and you will feel resistance when it has reached the bending limit. I use the larger armature in the larger dragons.
You can position the arms and legs, just don’t spin them around in one direction, since that would tighten the thread to the point of breakage. You should be able to turn the legs back towards the tail and have a stand up (like a dog) on her back legs and the tail should be down, it will take a bit of tweaking to get the dragon balanced. You can position the back legs to be apart. You’re trying to archive a tripod using the back legs and the tail. I’ll need to come up with a “How to pose a dragon” demo in the near future.
A Shoulder Dragon and can rest upon your shoulder. The feet should be slightly cupped to fit upon your shoulder, drape the tail down your back and up and over to your opposite shoulder for balance. Feel free to turn the head and position it, the armature should be able to take a lot of positioning.
Badenoch is 58” measured from the nose to the tail, going down the neck and along the back. The Price was $289.00, Plus shipping. I actually have a few more cut out in this fabric waiting for me to work on, there is an amazing amount of top stitching and hand sewing involved with a Sea Dragon.Badenoch is about the same length as a Royal Dragon, but thinner with swimming wings, fins and a fluke tail.
I haven’t made a Royal in a while, but here is a pic of one. A Royal Dragon has a larger armature, plumper body and bigger wings; they currently cost $325 with shell claws and $285 without shell claws.
As for “Baby Dragons”, the Nipper dragon is currently retired, but I do sell many other smaller dragons, Sprite, Imp, Moth, and Moon. I will hatch a few of these this summer.
The Nipper dragons could not ride on a shoulder, so I designed the Pixie Dragons – which can.