Lost Valley: Great Beasts

Weeks of work leaving little time to play. At least some of the Lost Valley critters that are not dinosaurs got done.

Axebeak, Giant Cave Sloth, Giant Snake, Cave Bear.


44075 Axebeak (#608)

Axebeak, or Phorusrhacos was one of the great terror birds of the Miocene era, about 23-2.6 million years ago. Also it is, in fact, the direct forebearer of the modern era Chocobo bird. This Primal Chocobo was rather more bloody minded than the modern one, and would not accept any riders whatsover.

The base I printed out for it is 65x35mm.


Sculpted by Jason Wiebe



44079 Giant Cave Sloth (#617)

Fossils of Megatherium (which literally means “Great Beast”) aka the giant ground sloth have been found in deposits dated to the Pliocene era 5.33 million and up to the  Holocene, about 8.000 years ago. Which means it actually may have been contemprorary to early modern humans. Who in turn might even have killed them off. After all, a 4 ton elephant sized sloth might be both easy to catch and good eating.

50mm base. Sculpted by Jason Wiebe.


44078 Giant Snake (#616)

Yeah, snakes have been around since the Garden of Eden. The earliest fossils of snakes we have date from the Cretaceous period, 145-66 million years ago). Snakes seem to be a successful group of animals, still alive and slitherin’.

I tried to give it a relatively realistic patterning with colouration that might work on the autumnal flock I use these days.

32mm base.

Sculpted by Julie Guthrie



44082 Cave Bear (#624)

The cave bear lived from the Pleistocene era (That’s the Ice Ages to us normal folks) which lasted from 2.580.000 years ago to about 11.700 years ago. However, it seems to have gone extinct about 24.000 years ago. Again, strangely contemporary with modern humans.

Them cave bears must have been delicious. And the shaggy furs kept us warm in those cold, cold caves.

60x35mm base. Sculpted by Jason Wiebe.


Great Beasts indeed.


From the Lost Valley expansion

Bones 4 kickstarter, 2019

Reaper Miniatures

Made in Bones Black PVC

available from reapermini.com


These models were completed the 2nd of May.


Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  140 /365 goal // scenery and terrain: 11)

January: 32

Feburary: 19

March: 45 / 10

April: 41 // 1

May: 4


Bones 4 Lost Valley Expansion:  15+2 / 36+2  Just 21 to go!

The Bones 4 Lost Valley Expansion:





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Tom Trussel

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