Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Grenadier Wizzards & Warriors W32C Fire & Earth Elementals

Two figures from 1983 according to the Grenadier catalogues. Again, the sculpting is quite coarse compared to a lot of recent sculptures; I think the general idea of the fire elemental is that of a walking bonfire with a face (!):
These were both quite a fast figures to paint - for the fire elemental, a base coat of yellow, then orange and red inks, followed by deeper shades of orange and red paint as I worked up to the top. I also painted some of the larger stones on the base red to try and give an impression of heat.The earth elemental was a base coat of dark grey with various lighter shades of grey dry brushed on after.

The fire elemental still holds up I think; somehow, the earth elemental doesn't. It looks like it has just burst out of the ground, but there is no suggestion it could do anything, other than perhaps fall on you.  It would work as a guardian for a doorway or a dungeon entrance, so maybe that's what it was designed for.

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