Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Painted: Grenadier Cockatrice

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Manufacturer: Grenadier
Line: AD&D "Solid Gold Line"
Set: 5004 Tomb of Spells
Figure: Cockatrice
Release date: 1980
Base markings: None
Sculptor: Andrew Chernak
Date painted: 2011
Notes: This is the single-piece variant. It was also sold in the AD&D blister pack range as 109 Basilisk & Cockatrice.

I have not much else to say about this one beyond per usual it was done in the canonical colors. As always, the collection can be viewed in its entirety at flickr.


  1. The Cockatrice is much-overlooked beasty in fantasy gaming these days methinks. Stunning work on another venerable model which, scarily, was produced in the year I was spawned.

    1. Thanks! Hehe, either overlooked, or where included these days it's "re-imagined" and the size of a small plane... that's power/scale creep for you. ;) BTW, I was a but a wee tike myself when this came out.

  2. Lovely painting on this great old figure, I remember getting this when released.

  3. Nice work again. There may need to be another type of casualties: statuary, for the petrification effect.

    1. Thanks! Yeah, get to work on that! Or I could just keep some gray spray paint handy for dudes that fail the save.

  4. Excellent colors on there, a good paint job like this takes a lump of metal and gives life to it. Great work!