The first is the 15mm Primaeval range by Acheson Creations based in the US.
They're currently on my painting desk in the queue for a 'Winter Tusk' project. Very nice miniatures, although a bit larger than the other ranges I have. Their service is fantastic. I live in Australia and the postage cost and wait time were very reasonable.
Another range inspired by Hollywood are miniatures from Khurasan Miniatures.
I have painted both a Stone Age HotT army and groups for Tusk using this range. They are really nice miniatures and again, the I found the service great and postage reasonable. I am currently waiting on a package of their 15mm Gasgan warriors to use as Neanderthals.
I have ordered from Mick Yarrow Miniatures several times and his service is top notch and the miniatures quite nice. Even though I only have a few painted up, I quite like them. His Inuit/Eskimos are on my to buy list in the not too distant future.
I've had heaps of fun building my armies. I used the dip method as I wanted to see how quickly I could finish of this particular project as I had quite a few of the miniatures sitting around for some time.
With regards to Mammoths, keep an eye out for the tubes of toy Dinosaurs and farm animals (I think they call them 'Toobs'). I know of one that contains a Mammoth that may be useful.
If you ever feel the inclination to post some pics...
Happy to oblige...
Above are pics of my Inupiat Eskimos (15mm M.Y. Miniatures), which I photographed years ago, literally ON the frozen Arctic Ocean, just off Barrow, Alaska, 12 Feb 2005. Temp at the time was a brisk -15F.
Here's a view below of a HOTT Behemoth (also 15mm M.Y. Miniatures) from my "Inupiat of NARL" HOTT army.
This posed shot was photographed in much more comfortable conditions. (Grins.)
Thanks. Yes, the photo-op came off pretty well. The ill-defined line between the horizon and sky is so typical of winter in the Arctic. -- But I winced each time I had to take off my gloves to re-position one of the elements after it had blown over. (Did I mention the wind-chill at the time was -35F?)
For grins, here are two more shots from that chilly photo-op. Here a "furry", as native residents of Barrow often refer to Polar Bears, is checking out some anxious tourists.
In this one below, the wind blew away some snow right as I snapped the shot, clearly exposing the base of the dogsled.
So much for the illusion. I didn't much care at that point.
Last Edit: May 16, 2018 18:05:37 GMT by paulhannah
Outstanding painting and visual presentation, Lewchips. Really impressive. My favorites are that vignette with three chaps out on the front porch of their cave, who have no idea they're about to get pelted by rocks from above, and the little crossed-tusks shrine. Again, well done. You definitely captured the feel for what the world must have been like before Vegemite™.