Friday, 6 March 2015

Reaper Bones II – some thoughts and the Gorgon

I got a big box of plastics earlier this week – the loot from the Reaper Bones II kickstarter. I had pledged for the basic set and a few smaller add-ons. A quick unboxing together with my daughter confirmed that everything was there and we divided the loot (she'll get the mice for a birthday present in a couple of weeks time and I got the rest J)
The minis are made of an interesting, white and rather soft plastic. It’s easy to clean and in case of misshaped pieces you’re supposed to dip the mini in boiling water and re-shape it. Haven’t tried that yet, though.
I decided to take some of the easy-to-paint pieces to get myself acquainted with the material. The first was this Gorgon.
I removed all mould lines with a sharp scalpel and cleaned the mini with dishwashing liquid.
I started with a coat of Vallejo 919 Foundation White followed by an Army Painter Dark Tone wash to bring up the details and also to find any mould lines I had missed. The paint adhered well to the plastic.
Then Vallejo 863 Gunmetal Grey followed by two coats of AP Dark Tone wash on everything but the horns followed by a very light drybrush of Vallejo Game Colour 52 Silver. The horns very heavily drybrushed with silver. Finished with Citadel Foundation Mechrite Red for the eyes and finally a coat of matte varnish.

I think the plastic was very easy to work with, it held details very well and took paint well also. Really nice material and it will be fun to work more with the Bones minis.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Joakim. Interesting to read your thoughts on the bones materiel, I have never seen it my self but it is often discussed in KS world, the Gorgon looks cool. what game will you use it in? (Davros)

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    1. Hi Davros. The gorgon is one of those monsters that appeared in AD&D first edition and it's been in the books since then (or at least until 3E). I have never used it in a D&D game, but I might find some use for it sometime. Could use him in a game of Open Combat maybe. We'll see...

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  2. Beautiful brushwork on this very cool figure. He reminds of Zuul, minion of Gozer - "Are you the Gate Keeper?" :)

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    1. He's got red eyes at least, and horns :-)

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  3. Can I take it that you have backed the Open Combat rule book KS starter then? or have you already played it?, as a rule set it looks excellent and so adaptive ( Davros )

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    1. I've already bought the rules as PDF and rules wise it looks very playable and flexible. Haven't had a chance to play it yet, but that will hopefully change soon.
      I might supprt the kickstarter just because it's for a good cause :-)

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