Since I'm currently working on a Oldhammer fantasy project this bonus round fitted right in. A good number of Chaos creatures in the Warhammer world take their origins in various mythological creatures, such as Chimeras, griffons, etc. I just had to decide which creature to paint!
I settled on the dreaded Manticore creature, a myth of Persian origin, where its name was "man-eater". It had the body of a lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), bat-like wings, and a trumpet-like voice.
As mentioned above, it is a Chaos creature in Warhammer and as such will be a nice addition to my Chaos bestiary. This particular figure was sculpted by the master Jes Goodwin in the mid-80s and is probably my favourite Manticore sculpt. It was made back in the days where Citadel actually made stand-alone creatures and not just hero's mounts. It is smaller than the recent offerings by GW, but I find this lack of gigantism makes it look more realistic, if one can say such a thing of a fantasy creature.
I went pretty conventional on the painting, with a classic beige for the lion body and some dark purple wings. The base was made with cork, accompanied by the remnants of a skeleton to add a little atmosphere to the piece (he is a man eater after all).