Sunday, January 26, 2014

Reaper Bones: Storm Giant

This week on Caffeineforge's Monday Miniatures is the massive 77163 Male Storm Giant, the companion of 77162 Yephima, Female Cloud Giant in the Reaper Bones Kickstarter.  I don't know if storm giants and cloud giants normally mingle, but at least it's thematic (though I'm left wondering why the cloud giant got a name, but the storm giant did not).

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Reaper Bones: Vermin: Spider Swarm

This week's Monday Miniature is the 77128 Vermin: Spider Swarm, a pretty basic pair of miniatures:

I didn't go into a lot of detail on the spiders for a few reasons.  First, it's a swarm, so they're all jumbled together and the "mass effect" is the most important element (compared to individuality).  Second, I figured they'd most likely be the same species of spider, so there naturally wouldn't be a huge variation.  And finally, I wanted to use it as a brief experiment with washes, so I needed the base colors to be roughly identical.

The figure on the left of the picture above was washed using a combination of dark brown and black washes, while the one on the left was washed using a lighter brown wash.  To make sure they weren't completely identical, I tried to paint different spiders black on the two bases.  Overall, I feel that they're similar enough to be in the same swarm, but different enough to provide some variety; I'm pretty pleased with the effect.

Next week's figure is 77086 Townsfolk: Strumpet; I expect to see some interesting entries for that one!

- M:M

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Reaper Bones: Goldar, Mason Thornwarden, Orc Sniper, Nienna, Vermin: Beetles, Vaeloth

As you may have noticed, I regularly participate in the Monday Miniatures painting challenge at  Each week, one of the 240 figures from the Reaper Bones Vampire set (from their first Kickstarter) is selected as the figure to be painted by the following Monday.

Thankfully, I paint slightly faster than "one figure a week" (well, most of the time), so that leaves me with extra painting time to work on other figures.  Below are a selection of my completed Reaper Bones and a few thoughts on each.  Maybe one day they'll show up as the chosen figure for Monday Miniatures!

Reaper Bones: Pathfinder Goblin Warchanter

The Monday Miniature for this week is the 89004 Pathfinder Goblin Warchanter: