|The original characters from the first set of Tusk rules. I have many more figures, but these were representative.|
Why so late on getting the most important asset to a Tusk collection? Well, simply put, I stopped playing Tusk for a while. I also rewrote the tribe to fit into a post-apoc setting with all of my other 54mm figures, so there was little reason still to get a mammoth. But then I realized the anniversary was rolling around and that it would be nice to actually use my 54mm cavemen for their original purpose. Enter the mammoth.
I found some mammoth toys by Carnegie/Safari Ltd that were 1/30 scale, which is only a touch larger than the 1/32-54mm figures. So, as I say, they were "cinematically compatible." I found a good deal on eBay, so I bought three of the beasts. They look great, by the way. Carnegie has done a good job with their prehistoric beasts, especially in the past five years.
I actually have conversion plans for a couple of the mammoths. One will get a head repositioned. Another will have his tusk readjusted. And the third, I think I will add an extra large "mane" of fur (using green stuff) to bulk him out, add some age, and make him look more fearsome. I might also give them a few drybrushings of paint (rusty red/orange) to add some a little more depth and natural color.