Bones: Giants of the Storm Clouds

In the first Bones kickstarter Reaper made several pairs of Giants. This pair was labeled as Storm Giants at the time.

 

For some reason, the female is quite a lot smaller than the male.

 

Say what you will, they certainly are giant sized when compared with humans!

I chose to paint them as Papa Smurf and Smurfette, just because.

 

In the third kickstarter Reaper started redoing the Giants, replacing them with significantly larger versions of previously released ones. These have not been remade (yet). I would expect them to do that in the expected-to-be-upcoming fifth kickstarter, as they have recently shown off a print of the same female figure in a different pose and at about twice the size.

 

Being from the first Bones kickstarter, they are in the softer material. That big sword there was a noodle when I received it. I repositioned it with hot water, and again, it is for the most part OK even if it is slightly bent, it is only apparent from certain angles.

Also, it has a mould line indentation groove going down the front shoulder that I probably should have filled, as it became very apparent after painting.

I based it on a 76mm bespoke 3Dprinted round lipped base.

 

77163: Male Storm Giant

From the first Bones kickstarter, 2013

Storm Giants subset.

Reaper Miniatures

sculpted by Julie Guthrie

Bonesium PVC

76mm 3Dprinted base.

available from reapermini.com

 

The female changed from being a Storm Giant to being a Cloud Giant between the kickstarter and the retail release of the miniature. Whatever the subtype, she still gets a case of Smurfette syndrome.

 

The pose of the female is a bit strange, and she does have a certain supermodel-vibe going on. Reaper has explained that the pose was meant to illustrate her bending down to talk to someone human sized, and as such it is not too bad. But taken out of context it just comes off as a bit cheesecake-ish. Reaper has acknowledged that the pose did not work as intended. The swimsuit-like corset really does not help to avoid this impression at all.

Again, a mini with a slight case of bendyweaponitis. (which, in fact, is the proper scientific name for it). Treated with hot water then cold to straighten out the worst of it.

 

I based her on a 50mm round lipped base.

 

77162 Yephima, Female Cloud Giant (the male one did not get a proper name, I wonder why not?)

From the first Bones kickstarter, 2013

Storm Giants subset.

Reaper Miniatures

sculpted by Patrick Keith

Bonesium PVC

50mm round lipped base

available from reapermini.com

 

Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  122 /365 goal // scenery and terrain: 10)

January: 30

February: 44   //  10

March: 17

April: 31

 

3 thoughts on “Bones: Giants of the Storm Clouds

  1. I can’t believe that a Patrick Keith figure ended up looking like a cheesecake model showing off it’s arse! /sarcasm
    Ahem. You’ve done a very nice job with both of these. The very same male giant was one of the first Bones models I tried to paint, but after drying, the paint immediately became tacky and the figure has been sitting, semi-discarded in a box ever since. What paint types did you use for these, and are they showing anything similar?

  2. Thank you for your kind words, both of you! I have made a concious choise to try to get at least some of the Bones 1 giants painted before I get any of the newer versions, because, (as they say) you can’t go back! I am sure most of the undpainted Bones one minis never will see paint once the bones 4 models arrive on account of the much higher quality of details and all that.

    I have not had any problem with paint going tacky on Bones, however I have heard that some types of spray primer won’t dry. I have in the past used citadel and army painter spray can primers without any issues, nowadays I mainly use vallejo acrylic black surface primer though my airbrush. I also wash the minis beforehand with warm dish soapy water and an old toothbrush to get the mould release grease off.

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