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....
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?