TSR Grenadier & Other Minis Art by Sutherland Dee Otus
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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:59 am 
 

I created this thread to combine the info on the previous TSR Grenadier & other miniatures & art posts into a single one. Also to add in additional info and images of concept art

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1. David Sutherland unreleased skeleton miniatures for Tekumel
Dave Sutherland DCS III miniatures Tekumel skeletons

2. Jeff Dee Grenadier TSR Blister Elephant Raskshasa mini art
Jeff Dee Grenadier TSR Blister Elephant Raskshasa mini art

3. Erol Otus Grenadier TSR Action Art M-U thief miniature art
Erol Otus Grenadier TSR Action Art M-U thief miniature art

4. Jeff Dee Grenadier TSR Action Art Assassin miniature art
Jeff Dee Grenadier TSR Action Art Assassin miniature art

  

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:16 pm 
 

Next up is the TSR Grenadier Alligator (or Crocodile ?) headed Rakshasa
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Here are the Lost Minis Wiki links:
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This concept art was attributed to Jeff Dee in an auction many years ago. I asked Jeff about the work since it didn't totally come across as his to me. The notation on the bottom of the sheet sort of resembles the same handwriting as the one on the Elephant Rakshasa, but it's hard to tell.
For the sheet on the right. Jeff thought at first it was his work. However then thought it wasn't.
The sheet on the left appears (to me) to be David Sutherland's work.

I can't tell what the handwritten notes are on the sheets from the screen captures, but hopefully there are better photos available still.
These screen captures are the only images I've found, so the resolution obviously isn't great.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:20 pm 
 

could be that the sheet on the right is really Bill Willingham's work.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:25 pm 
 

The pic is fuzzy, but I agree the left sketch looks like Sutherland, the right Willingham.


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Post Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:08 pm 
 

I'll keep looking around to see if I can find more or better photos. I have a different Sutherland one to post about soon, but again the images are not great quality

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:03 pm 
 

Next up are some Gnoll drawings by David Sutherland. Even though they may have been considered to be simply general Gnoll sketches Dave had done, I think these may really have been produced for the TSR Grenadier figure(s) that appeared in the Denizens of the Swamp box set.
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The sketches show the gnolls with the similar head gear, other armor and to some extent pose as the minis. Also, these three sketches were found with a bunch of other art or photocopies of art & notes relating to the TSR Grenadier work, so I don't think it's far-fetched to tie these together (even though there were other art pieces in the pile).

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:04 pm 
 

Here's the Lost Mini's Wiki links
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Gnoll with mace
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:34 am 
 

Next ones:
the concept art for one of the characters/figures in the Grenadier 8002 Action Art box set. The Drow Captain drawn by Erol Otus from a concept by designer Kevin Hendryx.

The other concept art is by David Sutherland for Mary Hendryx's concept of a cleric and a fighter character. The figure appeared in the Grenadier 2007 Females box set

"Drow Captain"
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this may have been the final ink illustration
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"Cleric"
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:00 pm 
 



Thanks for posting these, Mike!  Otherworld Miniatures' rendition of the Drow Captain is also relevant here:

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and their Drow High Priestess, who is clearly modelled on Eclavdra from Erol Otus' D3 reprint cover:

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Both are available @ DR Series -- Drow | Product Categories | Otherworld Miniatures

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:47 pm 
 

Those are great! I wonder if Kevin knows about those?

  
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