Rehabilitated Minifig Wolves, and an Elf

Rob Dean

I mentioned earlier that I had started posting picture of old miniatures to the Reaper forum. I have three wolves from the Minifigs Mythical Earth range, ca. 1974. All of them had a very undistinguished ancient paint job on them, and none had seen play for a long, long time. (The original goblin riders, sold separately, have been lost in the mists of time…)

As I thought about the idea of putting on a game to show off the old figures, it became clear to me that it would be respectful if I could at least try to make them look a little better. So, I quickly stripped the old paint, pulled up a good timber wolf picture from the net, and went to work. Just adding some real wolf coloration helped considerably, although the noses remain strangely long. I finished the basing last night, and put on the final varnish this morning.


The wolves are seen here with another repaint, an early Ral Partha Wizards, Warriors and Warlocks range wood elf. Despite the case of macrocephaly, these remain among my favorite early fantasy figures. I tried to do this one nicely, with the traditional green cloak of the rest of my wood elves, but with the white tunic in an effort to brighten up the whole presentation a bit.

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