Lost Valley: Mammoth


This is another mini in the Fan Favorites Expansion that really should have been in the Lost Valley expansion. The Mammoth.

One of the tusks snapped in two because I have butterfingers and dropped the model to the floor at one point. This highlighted a crucial difference between the rigid and more brittle Bones Black material and the rubbery Classic Bones material that would not have snapped. (At least I have never had any classic Bones snap, and I have dropped quite a few of them, let me tell you. Also the large ones.)

Luckily the break was clean and the tusk glued on without much ado nor filling or even filing needed. It had not even warped out of shape. Can you tell which tusk broke off by looking at the pictures?

Mammoths dissappeared after the last Ice Age about 10.000 years ago, with a holdout herd on some remote island lasting up until about 4000 years ago. Exactly why they died out is cause for much speculation. I believe the answer is a rather down to earth; “them wuz good eatin’ “. I hold no truck with the  modern myth that says ancient humans were living in harmony with nature. Humans will hunt and eat other species to extinction, and have done so innumerable times in the past.

I think humans as a species are and always have been too selfish and too small minded to see the wider consequences of their actions. Witness the ongoing burning or clearing of rain forests all over the world, the rampant overfishing of international waters, or even just the dumping of garbage everywhere from litter on the streets to throwing wet wipes down the toilet. Short term gains (or even convenience) for individual groups of humans will in most cases win over longer term conservation of our environment unless conservation efforts are forcibly enforced in force by other forceful groups of humans who are willing to actually use force. Such is the sad state of the human condition.

Oh well,

In the expansion art during the kickstarter, it said “huge” next to the image, but when the shipment arrived, it was not all that huge…so they called it “pygmy mammoth”. It is not really all that small when placed next to a human sized model. IRL a woolly mammoth could be around 4 metres tall.

Looks about right to me.  Maybe not the largest individiual that could exist, but still within normal size parameters. Still not “huge” though. “Huge” would be a proper Fantasy mammoth.

 

This mini was completed August 12th 2020

 

Pygmy Mammoth, from the Fan Favorites Expansion

Bones 4 kickstarter, delivered 2019

Reaper Miniatures

Sculpted by Jason Wiebe

Made in Bones Black PVC

102x52mm bespoke 3D printed base

available from reapermini.com

 

Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  197/365 goal // scenery and terrain: 11)

January: 32

Feburary: 19

March: 45 / 10

April: 41 // 1

May: 9

June: 20

July: 19

August: 13

 

Bones 4 Fan Favorites Expansion:  2 / 40  Just 38 to go! 

The Bones 4 Fan Favorites Expansion:

 

Bones 4 Lost Valley Expansion:  26+4 / 36+4  Just 10 to go! 

The Bones 4 Lost Valley Expansion:

 

 

 

Categories: Bones / PVC, Kickstarter, Random Fantasy, ReaperTags: , , , ,

2 comments

  1. Nice. Really loving the base on him!

    The ‘huge’ moniker made perfect sense to me, since he fits on a 75mm base – placing him in the ‘huge’ category in D&D terms, at least back in the 3.5 days that have guided my miniature basing decisions ever since.

    • Thank you! Reaper do of course follow D&D closely with most of their releases so this makes perfect sense. I must admit to not having played D&D since it was called AD&D, and have not given that aspect of the size name much thought.

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