Monday, March 15, 2010

Otherworld Miniatures: More Lizardmen Sculpts

A couple of days ago, I mentioned the outstanding Lizardmen sculpts distributed by Otherworld Miniatures. The only thing better than those sculpts would be more lizardmen sculpts.

Here is one miniatures pose that I would like to see produced, which I would buy in a heart-beat: the original Dungeons and Dragons lizardman logo. This fellow predates even "the game wizards" logo.

The above lizardman appears on the inside front panel of the Dungeons and Dragons Greyhawk supplement. The other lizardman image that is forever burned in my brain is the Monster Manual version, below.

One of the two already-produced Otherworld Miniatures lizardmen appears to be the mirror-image of this illustration, except in a standing rather than crouching position. It would be great to have this left-handed Lizardman mini, in a similar pose, to add to the collection!

15 comments:

Pookie said...

I am sure that someone did version of this as a miniature. My memory could be wrong though...

Padre said...

I am impressed with the quality of their miniatures. The Demon Idol is awesome. There are a number of companies producing some high end quality work on miniatures these days. Finding good painters, is not as easy.

Kiltedyaksman said...

The old TSR lizardman logo was also hidden in the old AD&D DM screen.

Narmer said...

I always liked the picture of the crouching lizard-man.

Jay said...

The only thing better than those sculpts would be more lizardmen sculpts.

Seconded!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Does anyone know whether the trident-weilding lizardman, from my previous post, has a D&D-art equivalent? It looks familiar, but I cannot find an illustration to match it to...

The Rusty Battle Axe said...

Much more wholesome than the harpies.

Word Verification: preach

Hmmm.

The Lord of Excess said...

That stuff is awesome!! DOH!! I think I might have to eat the high shipping cost (and the brutal exchange rate) and make an order!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Much more wholesome than the harpies.

Wait 'til I get blogging about Succubi. ;D


The old TSR lizardman logo was also hidden in the old AD&D DM screen.

I've been trying to buy a copy of the 1st Ed Screen, once I do i'll post a pic of that lizardman.

Pookie said...

Although I am unlikely to purchase any miniatures, I am really looking forward to seeing Otherworld Miniatures at my local convention.

ze bulette said...

Kiltedyaksman - well, not really hidden but put right there directly in the dragon's breath, and more of a copy of the stance & weapon then a copy of the image, but maybe an Easter Egg nonetheless! Was this ever written up somewhere, or was it just a case of the newer artist using the older art as inspiration? Thanks for pointing it out btw.

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Didn't Chris Bell do the original Lizardman?

Who did the screen, was that Sutherland or Tramp?

ze bulette said...

I'm almost positive Trampier did most of the art on the 2nd-6th printings of the screen, but maybe not! Remember the 1e PHB cover by Trampier is reproduced there, and the section in question portrays a portion of that art itself (a different view of the statue with offering bowl). There's a smaller piece by Erol Otus on those printings also. You might find http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/miscpages/dmscreen.html of interest.

ze bulette said...

I should point out that I only have the 5th and 6th printings of these. Maybe the Kiltedyaksman was referring to another printing..

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Thanks for that! I found a picture of the original screen, and have just posted it.

I think your right in suggesting that G. was referring to the lizardman in front of the dragons breath.