Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bones Test

I had a little time to paint this evening, so I had a go at the Reaper Bones sample William picked up for me last week. Here's what it looks like:

Not at all bad, and despite my general impression of Reaper figures having an uncomfortable level of detail, this one was pretty easy. I've flexed the sword 90 degrees with no loss of paint. The Kickstarter looks like a "go"...


  1. Reaper has an uncomfortable level of detail? I'm excited about Reaper's low level of detail: I usually paint GW minis and those things are nuts by comparison. :)

    (This further fuels my commitments to start doing historicals...)

    1. It's all a matter of what you're used to. :) The Prince August homecast 18th century figures seen prominently in this blog are pretty 'smooth' overall; I like that because I can add as much fussiness with lace or whatever as I feel like painting. I also like my shields blank, so that I can do different designs on multiple copies of the same figure...

  2. After vainly seeking onfo on their site I am left to guess that these must be some sort of 25mm-ish figures? Out of sheer curiosity, They'd have to be Elastolin 4cm size to catch my attention.

  3. They're their existing sculpts, recast in a vastly less expensive material. So yes, their ~25mm scale stuff.

    This page http://greg.botch.com/bones/ is a great tool for mapping the minis in the Kickstarter to existing metal minis (where applicable).