I have made a conscious choice to try to get some of the earliest Bones miniatures painted before the Bones 4 kickstarter shipment arrives. The reasoning behind this is that the quality increase from the earlier Bones to the newer ones is so dramatic to make many of the older ones unappealing. So to get some of them painted before that happens…
All Hail Hydra!
Many of the miniatures in the first Bones kickstarter were based on metal minis already in production. Might this also be a factor for softer details then newer ones?
This was a paid add on on the KS.
This one I have put off painting since way back when. In it’s unpainted form I thought it had soft details and was a bit crude. As soon as I started painting it now, the drybrushing revealed another side to it, so to speak.
It turned out much better than I expected, mainly as the faces are easier to read than when unpainted, and the details were not as shallow as I had thought.
Again, I use a big brush when painting big bones, this one was mainly painted with a 15mm wide flat and a 5mm flat. It was painted mainly with drybrushing with no washes used at all.
I started over a black undercoat, I painted the entire thing with new Citadel Incubi Darkness, and drybrushed this heavily with new Citadel Kantor Blue. Next was a heavy drybrush with old Gamecraft Olive Green on the top half and Vallejo Game Color Dead Flesh on the bottom half.
The stripes are in an old dark red I think is Leviathan Fire Dragon Red. I am not quite sure, as it was poured over into another pot at some point, and I did not write what it was on the new pot. I drybrushed the stripes with new Citadel Wazzdakka Red.
The back ridges, horns and claws were done with new Citadel XV-88, Bleached Bone and Reaper Splintered Bone. The mouths were painted Kantor Blue followed by Citadel Screamer Pink and Wazdakka Red, and a mix with yellow at the edges. Eyes in bleached bone, Yriel Yellow and Wazdakka Red. Teeth in Reaper Splintered Bone.
I printed out a base for it, and built it a little up on the front end to make the beast stand a little taller. The cracks and edges were hidden with clumps of tufts.
Reaper Bones, from the first kickstarter 2013
Sculpted by Sandra Garrity
Made from Bonesium PVC
Bespoke printed 130mmx80mm base
Currently available from reapermini.com
Painted so far this year: (Miniatures: 137 /365 goal // scenery and terrain: 10)
February: 44 // 10