Imbrian Arts released today the next model made possible in part by backers of their first Kickstarter campaign. Behold the Basilisk. In a post on Frothers, Jody SIEGEL, owner and lead sculptor for Imbrian, described his “[f]reaky dinosaur loin cloth wearing bird man” creation as something of a “a middle evolutionary step between dinosaur and bird.” I’m not entirely sure what that means, but it’s unique concepts like this that set Jody’s work above and beyond a lot of traditional fantasy fare.
The Basilisk measures 45mm to the tip of the wings, and comes with an alternate head (see concept art below) allowing one to build the Cockatrice variant of the beast.
Basilisk concept art with alternate Cockatrice head
Mannikin Studios released their first model for 2012 earlier this year, Twa Corbies. From their website:
Twa Corbies is based on artwork from Arthur Rackham’s Illustrated edition of Some British Ballads, and is the third of twelve models planned for our fae tree series. It is a three-part resin model (optional third branch not shown), measures 48mm tall, and comes with a 30mm round base.
Twa Corbies was sculpted by Jody SIEGEL of Imbrian Arts and cast in resin of the highest quality. The model is comprised of small, delicate parts, and as such is intended for advanced modelers.
Twa Corbies is available now from our online store for just $12.50 USD + $3.00 worldwide shipping.
This is a fiddly model, to say the least, which will make it challenging kit for even the most advanced modelers. That being said, it’s an incredible sculpt, and would look fantastic as part of a plinth diorama or a centerpiece on its own.
Earlier this year Mannikin Studios also previewed sculpts of one of their forthcoming models, Puss in Boots and the Ogre (RFB001 and RFB002), which should be available sometime in the next few months. More photos of Puss and the Ogre are available on the Mannikin Studios website.