Friday, February 27, 2015

Bones from Bones II

For the foreseeable future, this will probably turn into a Reaper Bones II blog, as most of my fantasy painting will come from the just delivered load of plastic sitting beside my painting table.

However, this first offering is from my new painting partner, my 5 year old son.  He wants to play and undead army in our new favorite skirmish game, Open Combat, so he is claiming most of the skeletons and zombies as his.  He did the block painting and the washes, while I did the touch ups and basing. 

I am a proud Dad, and what's better, is that he is ready to paint even more.  This is probably the real strength of the Bones Kickstarters - lots of cheap but good miniatures for young painters and novices. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Griffin

This week's work was on a Griffin from Reaper's Bones line.  The sculpt is fantastic - detailed and dynamic; the production quality is also excellent.

I am not overly proud of my paint job, but it looks fine on the table.  A mini of this quality should have received more attention but with a pile of Reaper II in the Hobby Room, this will have to do. Actually, the only real shortcut is on the basing.  The Griffin really needed a higher built up base, like a cliff edge from which to attack.

As a DM, I can't recall ever using a Griffin in a game.  I picked this up mainly because a) it looks fantastic and b) it will work great in the Of Gods and Mortals miniature game.

For comparison purposes, here is the Griffin beside a Reaper player figure. I don't think the Assassin has much of a chance.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Short People got...

A gnome mage and a dwarf monk.  Both are from Reaper, but the mage is from the Bones line and the monk is metal.  

Excellent sculpting on both of them, and whoever heard of dwarf monks?  I had to have it and roll up a character just for it.