Catching up, early September


A few remaining minis from August and a couple from early September.




Starting with the Beast at the Back:

This is Reaper Bones 77542 Marthrangul, Great Dragon
An add-on from the third Bones KS.
Sculpted by Jim Johnson
Bones Classic PVC, which is an excellent material for this model. No drooping over time detected in the years between building it and painting it.
This is the last mini I painted in August, and it took less than a single evening. The secret is a big brush, keeping it neat and not being too fussy about all the details apart from the teeth and eyes.

I have kept it unbased for now, as I have plans to use it in an upcoming diorama.

Going right to left this time:

This is one of the Willy Miniatures Chaos Dwarf Bull Centaurs.
Originally this mini (and its brothers) was made for Blood Bowl, er, Any Fantasy Football Board Game You Happen To Have Lying About. This explains the tiny lower body, as it is supposed to fit a smaller base footprint.

I bought the two-pack this came from, together with the Star Player bull centaur, some time ago. I had thought of using them together as a unit of Halfbreeds in Kings of War but for some reason they remained unpainted. When I needed something Chaos for a paintalong in the Minipainting discord, I chose this one.

The astute observer might notice that he has four fingers on his right hand and three on the left. The single fingers on his right hand turned out to be rather fragile, and the middle and index fingers broke off at some point. The single index finger he has now is a bit of an extra thin paper clip. During the, ah, replacement surgery, there was only really room to drill a single hole, so he only got the one finger back. Anyhow, it’s much better than missing both. To quote Tim Minchin: “It’s not perfect, but it’s mine.”

Unknown sculptor. The Willy Miniatures website has shockingly little information apart from “here are some miniatures, please order”. I gather the company is located in Spain based on the shipping rates…
40mm base, metal.

Marauder Miniatures MM27B Giant Black Orc from 1989 or 1990.
I believe most Marauder minis were sculpted by Trish and/or Aly Morrison, so this one probably is too. Or maybe Colin Dixon.
This is another of the rescued-from-the-lead-rot minis from my lead pile.
I painted it for another paintalong on the Minipainting discord.

32mm base, metal


77752 Female Minotaur, Reaper Bones 4 core set.

Sculpted by Jason Wiebe
Bones Classic PVC
40mm base

This is the second copy of this model I have painted. I did this one piebald. Many of the cows in the fields I drive past each day are these colours.

This Flappy Bear is the Bones Black Owlbear that originally was the first or second of the promotional minis released for the Bones Black material during the production phase of Bones 4. It is also included in the Bones 5 Dungeon Dwellers expansion. Which I still am waiting for, together with all the rest of Bones 5 shipment.
As is usually the case with such kickstarter shipments to Norway, the rest of the world have for the most part already received their shipments and are furiosly at play with all the new toys while I still wait for a shipping notification. Yes, it is definately a first world problem. I don’t care if it makes me “entitled”. Having to wait is still annoying.

Unknown SKU, unknown sculptor.
Made in Bones Black.
45mm integral base. the one it comes with.
This was painted in September, with dual purpose: both for a Minipainting paintalong and for an RCL trio. It’s funny how most RCL duos and trios now feature Bones 5 minis, isn’t it? Argh.



Brett, The Flying Spaghetti Monster, Brain Jellyfish, Eyestalker, Outer Aberration or whatever you would like to call it, is the 44023 Hivewarden from the Bones 4 Dreadmere expansion. I don’t think I want to know what kind of hive a thing such as this might be warding. We are food for Thought, indeed.
I painted it for an RCL September duo.

Sculpted by Chris Lewis
Bones Black PVC
40m base

These are 44031 Giant Leeches, also from the Bones 4 Dreadmere expansion. I find that clear varnish, especially gloss, is really great for making simple and effective effects and therefore effective paintjobs. Also, wet slime.

Sculpted by Enos Kline.
Bones Black PVC
32mm bases.


and the last one out:

It’s almost strange to see this human-sized mini among all the larger monsters. What is the world coming to?

This is the 44053 Drayman from the Bones 4 Dreadmere expansion (yet again!), at retail sold in a pack called “Dreadmere Tortoise and Drayman” -the Tortoise being a giant pack animal with a saddle and all. I wish they had made a rider as well.
Sculpted by Jason Wiebe
Bones Black PVC
25mm base.


Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  239 / 365 goal // scenery and terrain: 6)
January: 38 // 5
February: 20
March: 11 / 1
April: 8
May: 13
June: 20
July: 87 
August: 40
September: 2

[per day #248: -9] lagging more behind.

Categories: Bones / PVC, FOGS, Kickstarter, Metal, Random Fantasy, Ye Pile of OldeTags: , , ,

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