I have been mining my mountains of minis on the hunt for miniatures from last century to paint and enter in The Old School Fantasy Painting Party over on the LAF forum, I have uncovered a few nuggets of golden oldies I would like a crack at. However, whether I can manage to make time to paint […]Read More Beware the Jabberwock, my son (the ancient one!)
The bimonthly resolutionary challenge in the Reaper forums is to get about 4-5 minis painted each month, and also there are some bonus challenges. This February, like last year, one of the bonus challenges is to paint a minature with your fingers. No brushes allowed. And no fingers of other, smaller people either. And it […]Read More The Annual Fingerpainting Challenge!
That all these minis are Reaper Bones might just be a lie. Sorry about the bad pun there. The Vampiress Lady Illona by Mantic, a character from the cover art of the first edition rule book for Kings of War. I got this with the undead army I bought in the first KoW […]Read More Bones 3: Let Dead Dogs Lie
In the third Bones kickstarter, one of the dragons was made available in clear Bones material, in addition to the normal offwhite the Bones usually come in. Naturally, I opted for the clear one. Reiterating how to paint translucent minis: Clearly, it is nessecary to use paints that in themselves are translucent, such as inks […]Read More Bones 3: Kyphrixis the clear dragon
From the Bones 3: Mythos expansion comes the “Camel w/ Pack”. Luckily, the pack-part is loose and fits quite snugly so it is not nessecary to glue it on. This turned out to be a really good thing, as I left the pack on it and went on a few days’ trip. When I came […]Read More Reaper Bones 3: Camel. The miniature, not the cigarettes.
77341: Lions A pair of big cats from the second Bones Kickstarter campaign Expansion set #1. That expansion was a seemingly random collection of different minis, these were the only “natural” creatures it it. The camera washes out the colours even though I have reduced the wossitsname that makes it less washed out as […]Read More Bones 2: The Lions +The Controller of Greed
Reaper make Skaven in Bonesium too! Of course, they are called “wererats” not “skaven”. but still. Judge for yourselves: Being Bones, they are slightly soft in the details, especially the smaller minis. They are made of the slightly more rigid Bones material that most of the second kickstarter Bones were done in, and […]Read More Bones 2: Rodents of Unusual Size
Chugging along doing terrain and scenery bits. There are still a few items left to do before the immediate vincinity is clear of the stuff… Here is a piece I picked up at Forge World during a visit to GW headquarters back in 1999, right before Mordheim was released. This was before Forge World had […]Read More At the Foothills of Terrain: Roadside Shrine, Bookshelf and Treasure
Just finishing off some more bits and bobs cluttering up my workspace, making room for all the goodness to come… From Bones 3: Mythos Expansion: 77525 Great Obelisk. I have tried to vary the tones on the greys used here, on the obelisk itself and not just the cephalopod on top. It really […]Read More Bones: Dungeon Decor, Cthulhu Statues and more
I remember when, during a dungeon crawling AD&D session a lifetime ago, we entered a part of the dungeon where the corridors were spotlessly clean but for a sign saying “Meet the Cleaner” or something to that effect. And a transparent, quivering wall moving towards us at speed… It ended badly for our party even […]Read More Bones 2: Gelatinous Cube
First, some music: Sometimes I come across a mini I just adore the concept of. This is a golem or contruct made out of gravestones, broken bits of mausoleums, bone fragments and skulls and with Nightmare before Christmas -style cast iron gates for wings! A useful construct for when Necromancy does not make hard enough […]Read More Bones 3: Cemetary Golem
There has been a lot of terrain done up lately, as I am still pressing on with getting some of the many ancient resin terrain pieces I have table ready. and going forward I expect to do a few pieces in between miniatures ever so often. I have a bunch of them cluttering up my […]Read More Terraining: Grendel Mushrooms and Armorcast Alien Plant Piece