Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Back to Painting

 Finally a bit of jet-lagged painting on Sunday.  First up are two test figures from the Reaper Bones line.  A Stone golem on the left and a stone giant on the right.  The giant is 80mm tall.

Reaper bones are really cheap, have nice sculpting but are cast is a softer plastic that's very "bendy"  They require a good bit of cleanup but you just can't beat the price and I recommend them as a cheap way to get some baddies for Frostgrave or another fantasy game.

 They take paint well and you're not supposed to prime them - put the paint on directly after washing them in soapy water.

If the models come bent - like the club on the giant just put them in hot (not boiling) water and you can bend adjust the piece.  Once cooled it should retain the new shape.
 I haven't finished the bases as I'm not sure of the color scheme for the terrain I'll be building so more on that later.
 Did I say they were cheap?  The range is huuuuge and you can stock up on bad-guys for a really low price - hence the cheap comment.

I don't know how the figures hold up with tabletop usage but we shall see.
I also started a second team for Guildhall - the Hunters and will be going for an arctic theme - hence the polar bear.


Ray Rousell said...

Love the Golem! I did think it was The Hulk as first??

Francis Lee said...

Nice work, I used to have the Golem myself!

Paul O'G said...

Always good to get home after a trip - that Golem is great!

Michael Mills said...

I've got that golem and he's really nice sculpt. Haven't seen the giant but I like him!

Curt C said...

Nice green guys Miles!

Terry Silverthorn said...

My buddy has that golem & usually uses it in his warband. I did start to paint a Bones figure, but found I did need to prime him. Either way he came out with excellent results, for as you say, a most excellent price. There are quite a few excellent wizard figures in that line.