Ok, thanks guys.
Somehow this manages to be both disappointing and better than expected at the same time :x
Very glad that the shoulder pads and heads work, at least.... I've found some third party 3rd printed shoulderpads too with the howling griffon icon on them, which might be worse quality but more accurate than the FW crow. (Normally I'd ignore 3rd party stuff entirely, but since there's no GW alternative and I have exactly 0 chance of free-handing a good griffon on a shoulderpad, much less everyone's shoulder pad.... I might try it out.)
Actually, do you guys have thoughts on whether a shoulder pad with the actual icon as part of it would look better/worse than a shoulder pad with a completely flat transfer?
The transfer is probably marginally more time consuming and harder to do (just barely). I'm undecided which would end up looking better though.
If I painted the old marine symbols for squad/etc on the other pad in free hand or with a transfer, it might look weird if the Griffon is slightly raised though? Any of you guys have experience trying and thoughts?