But who knew they looked so cute?!
The majority of fantasy creatures don't really fit into my preferred Rogue Trader setting, but every now and then there's a miniature that is perfect as some kind of alien monstrosity. The mid-1980s Citadel basilisk is exactly that sort of thing. A 'large' monster from the C22 Creatures range, the basilisk has a portly lizard-like body, eight stubby little limbs and a rather goofy looking face. It's the perfect beast for space adventurers to tangle with, and could easily represent something like a sumpkroc in modern Necromunda.
|Pic from Stuff of Legends.|
I picked up the basilisk on a whim and decided to repaint the model based on the colour scheme the previous owner had selected - purple and yellow. I hid the integral base by screening it with some pieces of a cork mat (almost as if the basilisk was basking on some nice warm broken concrete!).
|Look at its cute face!|
It was a very quick paint (basecoat, wash, drybrush), with some gloss varnish on the eyeballs and gums to finish. And there we have a nice new beastie to terrorise ash waste nomads, downed shuttle crew or underhive denizens!