A change of pace today. Since doing the Bobbybox plague minis, I have been rummaging a bit through the boxes of Deadzone minis, and I have dug up some old fossils… The imposing 1st generation plague victim. What happens is that the first person to get infected by the Plague in a given cycle, turns into […]Read More And now for something slightly different
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
Continuing with models from the Bones 2 KS shipment, we get some skeletons out of the closet: 2 each of the barest of bony skeletons, no armour, no frills. Dead simple. They are a bit knock-kneed though. One good thing is that the Bones material used in these is much less bendy than the skeletons in Bones 1. Bones […]Read More Bones 2: The bare bones skeletons
While waiting for more spray-friendly weather to thaw and dry us out, the Drake figures have gone on the back-burner after finishing all the prep. At least I have done one of the little Eyes of Kyran, demon-things: Cute little tyke, no? Although the incessant staring can get a bit annoying at times. Here […]Read More Actually getting something done at last, part 3: Drake and Reaper
This winters’ beauty pageant over at the reaper forum is this miniature, 77149 Damien, hellborn wizard. I do not really know what a “Helborn” is, but I susrmise it is some sort of demonic or half demon character class or enemy types in the newfangled D&D and/ or Pathfinder role playing games. At any rate […]Read More Reaper Beauty Pageant Bad Boy Challenge
Here is the first of the translucent bones I have painted. Played around a bit with yellow, green and turquoise inks on the main rags, it turned out quite well. It is rather more yellow at the top end than the photo shows. Really careful drybrush with light bone white to pick out the details. […]Read More Messing about with inks on the green Bones
I have not been painting anything the last half year or so, as my left elbow and lower arm have not been working properly, ligament problems leaving me unable to hold anything small still for any length of time, or at all. But it is getting better, and I have been getting a lot of […]Read More The arm is getting better
The next of the pre-kickstarter Bones to be completed is the Gnoll: You don’t want this kilted maniac mocking you with his laughter whilst raiding your livestock. He does seem to be looking to give someone a Glasgow Kiss! Black base coat, fur and skin is desert yellow and khaki with soft tone ink shading […]Read More Gnoll MacDonald raids your farm, E-I-E-I-O!
This one was really quick to paint, done in a couple of hours all together last night. Look at the back -someone has spilled water on this one. Note to self: do not feed it after midnight! Black undercoat, I did the skin a dark blue and drybrushed with dark purple several shades up to […]Read More The fifth Bone, The Troll of the Deep
The fourth Bone to be completed is the Unicorn. This one was mostly uninspired and somewhat of a struggle, and has been dabbled with on and off over the past few weeks. I had a lot of halfbaked not quite thought out ideas, but they conflicted and I had to start over a couple of […]Read More The fourth Bone, the Horn-Horse
Mortar, the Gargoyle When I got this figure, both wings were pointing directly backwards. So I have boiled and repositioned the wings, and also moved the stance forwards, as it leaned way back. After a few days, both the wings and the stance had moved rather a lot back to their original position, so I […]Read More The third of the pre-kickstarter Bones finished!
The Ghost, on a 40×40 base with a metal tombstone (don’t know the make, it was found among a lot of old unpainted scenery stuff I have in a box under the cellar stairs.) This will also do nicely for a Spirit Host in Warhammer. The bendyness of the Bones material was a […]Read More The second of the pre-kickstarter Bones finished