Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Rucht Hour: Speaking of Reaper

If you read Mik's post on the Reaper Bones project, then you'll see the same kickstarter that everyone who does minis seems to be talking about.

In honor of Reaper I thought I'd pull out another one of my Rise of the Runelords minis out for people to gander.

If you've been keeping up with the blog, you'll know that Wayne Reynolds is one of Mik's featured heroes. The only thing that could be better than Reynolds' signature artwork would be minis designed after his artwork. His goblins with over-sized heads and teeth, for example. Or these now-famous Kreeg ogres....

This iconic picture is from the Hook Mountain Massacre chapter of the Rise of the Runelords adventure path. But it also appears here, in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook. A better picture is featured below.



Well, check out the mini! What I love is that the Reaper Pathfinder metal mini mimicked the pose and meaty build of the ogre. It's not an exact reproduction, as you can see. The mini has more "realistic" proportions, but the essence was kept by the sculptor. The menacing pose was what sold me on the model. That, and I'm using my Pathfinder game to motivate me to paint different models for each chapter. Besides all of that, the mini was a lot of fun to paint as well.




In contrast, check out the plastic and painted version of this guy. He's a lot more meaty and a lot closer to the original Wayne Reynold's artwork. Thoughts? Which is the better sculpt? 



6 comments:

  1. Very nice paint job!

    I like both sculpts. I think the Reaper one is closer to the original art. The prepainted one looks a little more active, although looking at it, all I can see is the Incredible Hulk about to jump away from the fight.

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  2. I like both to be honest. Great looking mini's

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  3. Thanks for the compliments, guys! I've never gotten a "wow" before. lol.

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  4. The top one has a better paint job (or at least more attractive but I prefer the bottom pose

    Ian

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  5. You painted the blue one? Looks great Rucht! Sculpt-wise, I think I like the pre-painted one slightly better.

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