It was the end of September.

Some of these were done earlier in the month. From left to right:

44059 Acidic Ooze
From the Bones 4 Darkreach expansion.
Reaper Miniatures
Sculpted by Julie Guthrie
Dark grey translucent Bones Black PVC
32mm base

As is seen in the first picture, this was painted for the limited palette challenge (purple, purple, purple) in the RCL this September, and is a bit of a rush job to be frank. It’s the last mini for the RCL with a clean sweep for the month and quarter. Since they close the entries a few days before the end of the month, it sometimes becomes a bit of a rush to finish. Especially so this month since I have had several family functions that have eaten into my time for painting.
I threw some paint on in the three different colours, wet blending a bit as I went. and then took a damp brush and removed some of the paint here and there to leave the translucent dark beneath showing in spots. Then when dry, gloss varnish.
It is really effective to make this ooze look … oozy… IRL but doesn’t show properly up in the photos.

These are the 77548 Wizard Mouslings, from the Bones 3 KS Mouslings add on. Painted as cake toppers for an RCL popup challenge.

Sculpted by Gene Van Horne
Bones Classic PVC
30mm bases-

Note the shapes of the bases’ edges in the Conan picture. The mouslings are mounted on Reaper 30mm round “display base”, while Conan is mounted on D&G 30mm round “lipped base”.
I bought a bunch of the Reaper ones before I was aware of this difference. The Reaper bases’ edges are both too wide and not steep enough. This makes it much harder to pic the mini up by the base, and also leaves markedly less space on top for the mini itself.
I originally based many of the Bones 3 minis on Reaper bases, but I became increasingly annoyed with my inability to pick any of them up by the base. I have since rebased most minis I used this base type on. Only a few minis remain, such as the mouslings.

These are Vine Blights 3D-prints from Lost Adventures vol 2 “Into the Greensea” kickstarter. I printed them on my Elegoo Mars Pro resin printer.
Unknown sculptor. 30mm bases.

I like plantmen, treemen, fungusmen and such. They are both easy to paint and interesting, utterly alien creatures. What could motivate such beings?

77278 Sharkman
Reaper Bones 2 core set, Under the Sea subset.
Sculpted by Jason Wiebe
PVC classic, the great white
50mm base

Imagine this lummox waddling towards you along the beach.

30006 Elanter, the Lost Prince
Reaper Bones USA (this material has been confirmed to be Siocast)
Sculpted by Bobby Jackson
30mm base

This mini reminds me alot of Warhammer High Elves. In hindsight, I should have based him on a square GW-style base and painted it goblin green, just to see if he actually fits in.

44112 Zombie Shark
Bones 4 Fan Favorites expansion
Sculpted by Jason Wiebe
Bones Black PVC
40mm base

Zombie Shark dodo-do-do-doo doo
Zombie Shark dodo-do-do-doo doo
Zombie Shark!

I have been asked why I mounted this model upside down.
It’s a dead fish. So it stands to reason it would float upside down.
I’m frankly a bit surprised that no one else seem to have thought of this.

Bear’s Head Miniatures Undead Rhino from one of their kickstarters.
Sculpted by Philip Hynes

65x35mm base

Another orphan that was standing around the Trays of Limbo until I came across it while looking for something quick and easy. I painted it at the same time as the Zombie Shark, using many of the same colours. I used more blue on the shark, though.

Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  258 / 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: 21

[per day #269: -11]

Categories: 3D printing, Bear's Head Miniatures, Bones / PVC, Kickstarter, Reaper, ResinTags:


  1. Why do fish flip when they die?

    • I think it is because of the swim bladder is usually in their bellies, and when they die they no longer actively control their orientation, and the lighter, gasfilled bladder makers them flip over.

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