The Dark Elf Manticore was a b-day gift from a friend of mine (I wont say which bday it was, suffice to say it was a loooong time ago ;)). Although the age of the miniature does show detail wise, I still think that it looks good (especially comparing to the new manticore, buarrgh). I think both are from the same sculptor (or shall we say sculptress? ;)) but still, the old one is far superior to the new one. I think the rich, purple colors the beastmaster on top displays in contrast to the earthy ones from the manticore itself work well.