July: the rest of the first half

After the Desert of the Dead zombies, a bunch of mostly random minis rounds out the first half of July.

And only six of these are for the RCL!

Going left to right:

This one comes from yesteryear: a Dwarf Blood Totem Keeper from the game Chronopia. This miniature originally came in a boxed set together with a Blood Totem, which is a great big minotaur-like monsterbeastthingy. The Blood Totem was produced with a resin body and metal head, arms and tusks (as far as I remember). I first got a miscast and received a new box, which left me with an extra keeper. This one. It will do nicely as a classic chaos dwarf.

Chronopia Dwarf Blood Totem Keeper, released 1998
unknown sculptor
30mm base
no longer available

What good is a bunch of Ancient Egyptian zombie slaves without a proper mummy to provide some will? Hence, the inspiration to paint this one.

77146 Mummy Warrior
Reaper Bones 1 kickstarter, 2012
sculpted by Bob Ridolfi
Bones classic white, the rubbery stuff (decent enough on this mini)
30mm base
all the reaper minis are available from reapermini.com. This one in packs of three identical

This one was on the same tray as the Keeper, and it seemed as he needed another evil-looking companion for emotional support, so I picked it as well.
I believe it was part of a second hand lot of minis I bought a few years ago. It has been standing in a tray ever since, ready for some paint.
I call him Spiney Norman

02383 Spike the Warmaster

Reaper Dark Heaven Legends
Sculpted by Bob Olley
30mm base

I should have filled out the base with some putty or something.

77099 Nightspectre
Reaper Bones 1 kickstarter, 2012
Sculpted by Julie Guthrie
Made in translucent green bones
60mm base

This one was actually painted in the end of June, but did not get in on the June round up. So I am counting it for July. Not that it really matters at all.
The model has three thin, spidery legs underneath. In Bones classic white. Well. Maybe not the best idea. These parts are a good example of bits where a more rigid material would have been appropriate.

80044 Flying Saucer
Bones 2 Expansion set #3
Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi
Bones white classic…

44011 Maggotcrown Ogre Juggernaut
Bones 4 Fan Favorites Expansion
Sculpted by Bobby Jackson
Bones Black PVC
60mm base

The pictures do not show all the colours, the claws are bluish and the body is greenish. Oh well, more contrasting colours next time.

Reaper continues to make not-D&D monsters, here is the Xorn, er, here is the

44039 Rockmaw
from the Bones 4 Darkreach expansion
Sculpted by Jason Wiebe
Bones Black
60mm base

Three halflings in rather heavy armour. Still barefoot though.
These have been standing around in the tray for ages, unloved but not forgotten.
Resin miniatures from the 2015 Halfmen Army kickstarter by Westfalia Publishing. I got them from a forum trade a few years back. I thought I had a few more of them, but there weren’t any more -at least not in that tray.

Halfmen with swords and bucklers
Westfalia Publishing, 2015
Sculpted by Michael Anderson
25mm 3D printed bases.
no longer available (I think -at least they are not on Westfalias webstore)

This one was chosen for the easy win. I intended it for the player chracter category in the RCL, but the initial pictures I took turned out pretty badly because of some glossy effect from the paint used on her face and hair. I used Army Painter Anti-Shine to fix the problem, but not until I had used another model for the RCL.

77418 Xiao Liu, Female Monk
Reaper Bones 3 core set 2015
Sculpted by James Van Schaik
Bones white, but better
25mm base

Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  142 / 365 goal // scenery and terrain: 6)

January: 38 // 5
February: 20
March: 11 / 1
April: 8
May: 13
June: 20
July: 32

So, to catch up with my goal of painting on average one mini a day through the year, I will need to paint five minis each day for the rest of July. And that is just to get even with the days vs minis count.

Categories: Bones / PVC, Kickstarter, Metal, Random Fantasy, Reaper, Resin, Trade forums, Westfalia Publishing, Ye Pile of OldeTags:

1 comment

  1. Love Spiney Norman and been a fan of that Night Spectre since I saw someone use it as a Zona Alfa anomaly!

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