Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Rucht Hour: Reaper Bones Kickstarter Arrives!

Hey, this is a big, huge shout-out to Jared, for mailing me my third of the Reaper Bones Kickstarter!

Right when this thing kicked off Jared, Scott, and I when threesies on a $100 Reaper Bones pledge. I'm very glad that I did. I'm also very glad that I went in for just a third. I have so many unpainted minis anyway, I think I would have been buried under a flood had I gotten the whole shebang.

So, my quick review of the Reaper Bones product. You can catch a YouTube review below. There are dozens and dozens of YouTube reviews if you care to peruse them.

Just as the video states, the Bones minis are flexible, but the details on them are not quite as crisp and clean as those on a metal model. Nor do they have the same solid heft or fell of a metal model. But that's okay, considering the price point for a Bones model. Another nice perk - they don't need basing. Many people are painting their models without any base coating and getting a good result. Finally, when the models bend, the paint doesn't crack on them.

Many of the Bones minis I got in the mail were bent or drooping, but a quick dip into some scalding water and they were right as rain. Here are some of my favorites from my third of the kickstarter. You might be surprised at what you see.

Here's a random assortment below - these guys were up for being dipped in hot water, so I just grabbed a pic.

Here, we have a lot of dungeon dressing. Dungeon dressing was one of the number one things that I wanted from the whole deal. Normally, to get a set of just furniture and stuff, you need to be willing to dish out between 25 to 30 dollars. For 50 dollars, I got a whole bunch of other stuff combined. 

Besides dungeon dressing, I was really looking forwards to getting some civilian figures. There have been so many times I've wanted some civilian figures on the table for various reasons, but I usually have to use something like a poker chip. And I could never justify buying a bartender figure for somewhere in the vicinity of seven dollars. Well, no more! 

Here's a giant - he's going to feature prominently in my campaign, soon. Heh, heh. 

This vampire lord looks awesome! 

I was looking forwards to some sci-fi figures and I was not disappointed. 

Well, that's my show and tell of the day. Let me know if you guys have any questions about Bones. I'm sure Jared will be about as well. He can probably answer some questions as well. 


  1. I want mine. Did they pick them up at reaper con or did they actually get mailed out to you?

  2. They were mailed to Jared and Jared sent me my portion.

  3. I'm glad you like them, Rucht. Personally I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I really need to get back into painting, but all my Citadel pots are dried up and I don't want to spend the money to buy new ones. I may just get packs of Reaper Paints.

  4. They look pretty good and like you see value for money. Nice to see that the paint takes to them quite well.

    @Jared I'd recommend Army Painter paints I've just switched to those having been disappointed in GW range of new paints.

  5. How did you guys decide how to divide up the spoils? Seems almost like a draft would be the best way but with 240 pieces that would take a while.

  6. I think getting packs of Reaper paints would be a good idea, Jared. As far as being overwhelmed, the way I worked around that (and have always worked around that) is to pick out minis for a particular purpose. For example, I'm already painting up one of my villains for use in a campaign and I'll be painting up the giant for the same thing.

    Find a reason to paint, a purpose you're going to use them for - and that gives you your deadline and motivation.

    As far as dividing up the spoils - Jared came up with a really cool and fun way to do it. I'll let him explain how we did it.

  7. @Simon Q, Ill check out the Army Painters.

    @eriochrome, We did a Reaper Draft. We took the master image of the Vampire set, and each took turns circling 5 minis we wanted from the picture. We also used a sliding scale for what order we all went in, so each round someone got a chance to go first. It took a while and took a lot of emails, but got it done and it worked out really well in the end.

    I have more details on my blog posts: