Dungeons & Dragons Fire Giant
Stalking the Steps
This 25mm scale Fire Giant isn’t humongous by today’s miniature line standards but he has a lot of character. The sculptors, Chaz Elliot and then apprentice, Jason Wiebe, put a lot of great detail into this fellow. I personally love the knowing grin on his face. However, partly because of the scale and the sculpted position of the giant, I felt he wasn’t set up right. So he was reposed a smidge.
When I first looked him over at the work table, I held him on a slab of slate and tried to visualize him on a game board. It’s fairly obvious that he was originally meant to be looking down at the puny humans before him but against the more prolific 28-32mm scale miniatures I own, he was looking at their chests or groins.
So after playing around with slate pieces such, I finally figure him out. He needed his sword level. Well his arms were tight to his chest so repositioning the weapon that way would require practically resculpting him. But … if I cut apart the integral base and and changed the elevation of his feet he looked like he was slinking up some stairs.
Thus the step and repose.