I have spoken my peace.
The Raging Heroes bit is just a combination of funny and sour with GW having recently prevented them from selling their Manticore with a Lamassu alternate head. I don't want us getting into that here (there's a thread in GW General that mentions it), but it's more than a bit eyebrow-raising when GW "reprimands" the creator of one of the best Manticore models out there and then releases a poor-to-mediocre Manticore a few months later.
The two really don't have much to do with each other, but the timing is unfortunate for GW - they inadvertantly bring Raging Heroes' Manticore into the lime light, then release a plastic one that's nowhere near as good.
Am I in the modelling and painting forum.
3 pages of this is good that is bad this companies models are better but cost less what did so and so sculpt did I turn off the oven has Elvis been scene near New York have the Romans invaded Gaul.
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Banebeasts Chimera is quite a bit more obviously, but is a nicer model. GW Chimera I don't hate, so I'll have to give it a chance to see if it's worth it. Manticore at the same price? Not a chance in hell I get the GW one.
I would like to see the rules of a monster before I give judgement on whether to buy it or not. I have thought of buying the things out of spite though. The cockatrice is genuinly awesome though.
Is there any word on what armies get the Cockatrice?
Would make a great mangler squig in a forest goblin themed army, now that I think of it. I've given up on my hopes of it being a mount option :'(
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GW US prices get some of the better exchange rates compared to UK prices. Canada has always had a premium (though not as bad as southern hemisphere gets).
Not that I don't like praise, but it's an idea several other members have talked about earlier in this thread. :Poh. What a great idea. You are my favourite warseerite of the day.
So....how about those cool Arcane Fulcrim terrain pieces?
current Manticore; head is definitely better I'll grant, and the Dark Elf beastmaster always looked a bit silly, but the pose on the new one is just… weird.
It'd probably look fine if re-posed, with something scenic on the base so it can get a better leaping look going, with some of the fuzzy fur/mane smoothed out to look less silly and avoid so obviously highlighting the fact that it has pubic hair, and so-on. Which begs the question of why didn't they use CAD to re-pose it from its weird side-on leap and tidy it up?
There are good bits, but the pose and wild fur really spoil it, which is a shame.