Like many other gamers who grew up in the 80's, I have a soft spot for the art of the Monster Manual, and lots of other publications of the same vintage. However, to really hit my nostalgia buttons, I need to pull out some of the old Asgard Miniatures that, along with my friends, I would buy from the Asgard shop in Nottingham, every month or so.
Citadel Miniatures were also based in Nottingham, but they were almost regarded as the enemy - such was our devotion to Asgard's precious castings.
My favourite Asgard figures were sculpted by Jes Goodwin and Nick Bibby. Before Goodwin defected to the enemy, he sculpted a superb range of Dwarves.
Here's the sketch, and the almost finished, photoshopped image. I think someone's made him angry.