Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Rucht Hour: First Reaper Bones Painted!

So, as you know from my last post, I got my third of the Reaper Bones Kickstarter. As I said in my comments, the best motivator for me to paint is purpose. So, I quickly painted this guy up from use in an upcoming session of Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords. Everything about this guy was hastily done.

The base was constructed out of some spare Hirst molds pieces I got a few months ago from my buddy Nick. He imagined them being used a sort of pedestal. Instead, I have it as a pieces of rubble in giant skulls. There are plenty of giants in Rise of the Runelords, so the idea is that this bad guy is stepping across the skulls of his own minions. That piece of rock is actually a piece of mulch. 

The base isn't nearly as cool as it could have been had I had the time to really craft it. If I could do it over again, I would have shaved off pieces of the figures base, so it really looked like he was standing on the paved stones more. I might have also mixed in a lot of human-sized skulls with the giant skulls to make the base look more thematic. 

But again - time. Just didn't have it. However, you guys can see how well a Bones figure takes the paint. It takes it very well! There were no differences that I noticed in painting this from a metal figure, except, of course, heft of the model. 

All for now. 


  1. Nice work. The painting is fine, and the basing is very good craftsmanship. Shoot...I like it! Model on, Sir!

  2. For a hastily done model it actually doesn't look that bad. Definitely table-worthy. Did you have any troubles with warping in the figure, like with the sword? How easy of a fix was it?

  3. That figure makes me think of Skeletor. He even has a sword and staff. Nice Work on the quick paint job. Still waiting on my Bones here and am not hopeful for anything earlier than mid Jun right now.

  4. Jared, I didn't have any problems with warping with the figure, really. Just a quick dip in scalding water and I was able to straighten all of my models out.