We step into the way back machine once again with another set of miniatures from MSB Toys. You already saw the Rhino man. I painted these back in 2005, I think.
As with the rhino, the textures on the skin were pretty rough, and difficult to paint.
I do know that seeing some of these 'critter-folk' got us thinking about that line of miniatures centered around a skirmish battle game. There were going to be a number of creature races... bears, birds, cats, etc. Seeing the rhino and elephant men definitely put the thought in my head :-)
It would certainly be really fun to sculpt some of these myself, although I would definitely go bigger scale. Say something that would fit on a 75x50 mm base, along the lines of the new dragon ogres or bull centaurs.
I am not sure which armor/armament direction I would go. I think the motif of the above elephant would be the most appropriate. Perhaps even a truly massive elephant as the large creature. Even bigger than the Mumakil from LOTR.
Who knows... maybe someday!!!