Sunday, 17 May 2015

Unknown Air or Wind Elemental

And now a bit of a mystery item. I know what it is - it's an Air or Wind Elemental - but apart from that, I know nothing else about it. It has no base markings, no tell-tale clues on the styling of the base to hint who might have produced it... nothing. I've checked on Lost Minis - nada. Even Google Images turned up zilch. So - if anyone can identify this, please let me know!

Regardless of the manufacturer, I think it's a terrific figure, really well sculptured and with tons of energy and character. And look at the size of it next to a late Asgard Dwarf King! The only criticism I have is the casting - it is of hard alloy (not lead like a lot of the early sculpts I own... hmm... bit of a clue there) and it had a quite prominent casting line right down the centre, which took a lot of time to file down. 

Once that was done, the paint job was easy - gray primer, then GW blue wash, followed by lots and LOTS of white dry brushing. Simples! As for the base - I wanted the effect of it rising and moving out of a cloud, and then leaving a trail of vapour behind it. That is simply cotton wool, pulled out into a form that suggests swirling and movement.
 
I am pleased with the outcome of this one - minimal effort for a good result. I can see this one getting LOTS of table top time!

7 comments:

  1. I'll be equally interested to see if somebody can ID this chunk of lead. On the subject of elementals, I nabbed the Citadel C34 Fire Elemental for under £4 last week. Lovely model, which I'm hoping to get painted soon.

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    1. For £4 you got an absolute bargain! The Citadel Fire Elemental is a terrific sculpt - I've got one in the Lead Mountain waiting to be cleaned up and painted. I'd love to see how yours paints up!

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  2. 'Hard alloy' hmmm, sounds like something a company called RAFM may have made it, IIRC they did a lot of figures in hard metals way back in the 80's/90's, mostly for show rather then wargaming/roleplaying.

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    1. Interesting theory... I'll do some digging on the RAFM section and see where it gets me. Thanks for the heads up!

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    2. No problem, its an educated guess on my part, I used to buy Dragon magazine back in the early 90's and saw such delights in the adverts, all beyond my pre-teen/early teen pocket money range sadly especially being american products.

      Of course, these days most of it is still beyond my price range LOL!

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  3. It's quite ironic that a creature with a very low mass, should have a mini with such a high mass :-)

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