Okay, as mentioned I've been putting together some monster models for those rare "Transformation of Kadon" moments. And also because I have lots and lots of classic models in my collection and it is time I enjoyed painting a few of them.
So here we have:
This is the Marauder manticore I think, it definitely has that "personality" to it. Hard to see in this picture but the face is very similar to the old metal Doombull miniature (as seen 3 times in my army!)
This is Bob Naismith's Great Fire Dragon, a real classic even if it's not that "great" in terms of size these days. I've opened up the wingspan to give it some extra presence, and dignified it with a 75mm deep base. This is one of maybe FIFTY dragons I have stashed away, so I'm looking forward to painting it.
This is the Alternate Armies Chimera. I picked it up for a couple of pounds a while back, and it is (was) a HORRIBLE piece of work!!! I should have taken some WIP pictures. To get this far I have...
cut off the cast base
cut away wedges of metal from between the legs
remodelled the claws with green stuff
changed the position of the heads to get an even slightly logical look!
piled on masses of green stuff mane, and new ears.
I'm still not sure it will make much of a model, but I couldn't resist the challenge! The original sculpt is poor enough that my very basic GS mane matches pretty well, ouch...
I'm also messing around with a change to one of my doombull's poses, so I can get all 3 in the front rank of a minobus. I want to use magnets but the metal arm is rather heavy, so we'll see how that goes.