Saturday, July 26, 2014

Asgard Cockatrice FM12

If you've been following my blog since it started, you'll know that I'm a big fan of Asgard Miniatures, particularly there line of fantasy monsters.  There's just something charming about them.  I just got a chance to paint Asgard's cockatrice, that mythological creature that is a mixture of a rooster and a dragon.  According to the Lost Minis Wiki, they made two versions of this creature and this is version 1.  I've never seen the other and the wiki only has a drawing.

Most cockatrice miniatures have a more menacing, usually more draconic head.  The fact that this one's head looks like a regular old rooster sets it apart.

I'm most happy with the rooster part.  I think that part turned out well.  The body is ok.  It didn't have much texture so I painted it by stippling various shades of green.  The wings on the other hand didn't turn out as well as I had hoped they would.  If I had to do it over I think I would use more naturalistic colors, rather than the green I went with here.  Oh well.

Some in progress shots: you can see I had to patch a hole in one wing with with greenstuff.

I had a lot of fun painting this beasty and I'm anxious to get back to my painting table, but I'm not sure what's next, so stay tuned.


  1. Nice job. The green body is cool. My 1st impression when seeing this monstrosity was " WOW! A neat pet for a giant!"

    Keep your brush wet.

  2. Thanks, Jay! I just might have to find a giant to go with him, I like that idea.