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Maledrakh

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  1. Seconded. Great designs that have few issues when printing, and even look good on my old flashforge finder cheapo FDM-printer. you can see some of them from the Skyless Realms KS here: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/85243-maledrakhs-skyless-realms-myconids-hook-horror-3dprints/&tab=comments#comment-1804992
  2. One of my favorite monsters out of the D&D-sphere is the Beholder Owlbear. I mean. Half owl, half bear. all insane murder monster screaming though the woods looking like a fluffy snugglebunny. Free Hugs! In the Bones 4 core set, there was what I presume must be a juvenile fledgling, chick or cub (what would the term be?) It looks a bit small and scraggly and has what seems to be underdeveloped wingarms, especially when compared to other Owlbears by Reaper. #6 Owlbear: So I painted it as a Great Horned Owl's fledgling, which in general are lighter in colouration until their chick-down falls off during moulting. I have some larger owlbears that will be this one's parents. When I get around to painting them that is. You said there would be hot chicks here! This is not what I thought you meant! #6 Owlbear Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 40mm base. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  3. or as those Texans keep spelling it, "Griffon". (Texans are lovely people, I wouldn't dream of antagonizing them over their simpleton spelling. These folks have guns. I mean, not even the more common "Griffin"...) I went with the African Bateleur Eagle, as it has a striking black, white and red colouration with large creamy panels on the top of the wings. The back bit is just a generic big cat, with reddish brown hairy bits to balance all the red on the front. This model is made in regular 3rd generation Bones plastic. Which in spite of being much more rigid than earlier Bonesium, is not nearly strong enough to hold any weight in awkward positions over time. If one of its front talons had been sculpted touching the base in some way, this would probably not have been a problem. As it was the talon was involuntarily touching the rim of the base anyway together with the wingtip dragging along the ground. This was discovered and fixed some time ago, and I forgot to take any pictures of the listin' gryphon. Anyway, since it drooped quite a bit after just standing around on the shelf, it was nessecary to brace it. I did this by drilling up into the leg and inserting a 1mm diameter metal rod (I used a part of a paperclip for this) to make it stand up properly and discourage further drooping. The pin goes up into the hip or so from beneath the base. This fix has now held in the several months since I fixed it. A long time being exposed to the enormous monsters from Warhammer has skewed my size perception. For some reason I have been thinking about this gryphon as "the small one". Drybrushed from a black undercoat. Yeah, it is a bit rough in places, but perfectly serviceable. #82 The "Griffon" Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 50mm base. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  4. Well, to be fair, they are "inspired by" norse/vikings. They do not claim to be historically accurate. The boat reminds me of a drawing of a helicopter my son did when he was younger. It is recognizable as a helicopter, but the details are all wrong. I would say that this boat is a step up from that drawing, but still just a representation of the idea of a viking ship, nothing more. It does have the same general profile as what is thought of as a viking ship. Which is about as accurate as having horns on your helmet. i.e. designed by people who never have seen, nor used one in real life.
  5. The term "Kobold" is originally German for "goblin", "gnome" or "faery", the scary and dangerous beings from outside the campfire's light in preindustrial times. In D&D the name has been used on 1st level mooks who used to be doglike goblinoids but these days are dragonkin, i.e. small reptiliads. These newer kobolds from Reaper are very much more dragon- or reptile-like than earlier versions that might have been doglike... There are 12 of them in the Bones 4 core set. 6 mooks and 6 leaders. #103-108: Kobold Leaders These are the slightly more powerful kobolds. Some of them might even be 2nd level! Numbered left to right, #103-#108. Also note the many mammary glands on #105. These are supposed to be reptilian? #75-#80: The Kobold Mooks Numbered left to right, #75-#80. Not by best work by far. I did four different colour combinations, three of each. After these there are only 3 models left in the core set to go! 12 1st level mooks vs 1 12th level barbarian berserker. Who will win? Ready! Steady! Fight! #103-108 Kobold Leaders #75-80 Kobold Mooks Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  6. #54: Dire Crocodile "The Enormous Crocodile grinned, showing hundreds of sharp white teeth. "For my lunch today," he said, "I would like a nice juicy little child." -Roald Dahl, The Enormous Crocodile 125x50mm 3D-printed base. “Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” - Steve Irwin #54 Dire Crocodile, from the Dire Consequences subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  7. #81: The Wyvern I always thought this one has a strange pose. I think mostly this is because of the tilt of the neck and head. 60mm base. A massive crocodile and a smallish (?) wyvern. #81 Wyvern Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor (look like Julie Guthrie?) Made in Bonesium PVC should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  8. if you cant get stylnerez where you are, vallejo acrylic primer (for airbrush, can be brushed normally as well) also works well on bones
  9. Remember, it eats with five heads. No wonder it gets fat.
  10. I too have an extensive collection of different brands of paints. I find that Reapers paints are both high quality and more importantly, well suited for miniatures. Wash medium is used to thin paints to a wash, a thin consistency used in many techniques. If you use water to thin the paint, the colours might break (fall apart / separate / become patchy). The medium keeps the colours from breaking as it contains the same coherency-substances that are in the paint. This means you can thin to a much greater degree than with water.
  11. What is the derogative for a ks being so derivative?
  12. #99 The Ettin: or two headed giant if you will. I went with a not typically European skin colour to clash jarringly with the very typically European-looking shield on it's belly, just to annoy those who have a problem with that sort of thing. 50mm base. It still only counts as a single giant. #99 Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 50mm bases, pig and cart on 100x60mm base. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  13. #55: Dire Crab The crabs in my local fjord are all small and black. Easy for kids to catch with a piece of shrimp attached to a clothes peg and some string, but far too small to eat, so they all go back in after beeing ewwed and arghed at. Actually most of them are about the size of this mini IRL. I chose to not do the common yellow/orange food crab colours in favor of what are the colours of the far more exotic (for me) Blue Swimmer Crab found off the coasts of Australia. 50mm base. And it is Dire-sized. #55 Dire Crab Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 50mm base should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  14. #17 & 18 The Pig Cart: Obviously at some point I have messed up the mini count, as I was not aware that this was in fact counted as two minis in the Core set graphic. I have been counting it as one all the time. At any rate there still are 12 kobolds, a croc, a gryphon, an owl bear, a wyvern and a dragon left, which leaves 17 minis to do after these three. So Ser Francis here is pulling a cart full of autumnal produce such as pumpkins, apples and a large aubergine. I made a 10cm x 6cm oval base for the whole thing. Also, this might be just the model for an "Ogre Red Goblin Blaster" in Kings of War. Basically it is a cart full of explosives that gets moved up under the nose of the enemy. The Red Goblin driver then has to light the fuse and get away. It should also go well with the rotund TTcombat Halflings from their Halflings and friends kickstarter when I get around to prepping and painting them. #17 & #18 Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 100x60mm base. should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  15. I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Grinding through the Bones 4 core set, we have reached the last two dozen....and a full dozen of those are kobolds! Soon there will be less than 10 left! Today I did the Ape Attack! subset I chose to go different paths with each of them. These are so big, I think they are more useful as individuals than as a team. After all, there is only so much you can to with three giant apes, one of which that for some reason seems to have joined the Roman legions. And I was not kidding when I said they were giant apes: They are twice the height of a man, and what looks like ten times the mass. #83: The Great White Ape Drybrushed from black with a series of offwhites, ochre, beige and greys, and a couple of skin tones on the nekkid flesh. This one does double duty as an abominable snowman. 40mm base. #84: The Barlgura A barlgura is a D&D chaotic evil demonic creature of the Abyssal plane. Described as semi-intelligent and brutally violent, looking like an eight foot tall blue-skinned Orangutan with wickedly sharp claws. The model is of a much larger Gorilla...Well... close enough. Let's just call him King Louie and leave it at that. "Oobee-doo! I wanna beat up you-oo-oo!" 50mm base #85: Ingkay Ongkay "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next." (Gladiator, 2000) So, Reaper...Pray tell. What is it I am not familiar with here? In what context might I need a giant romanesque-armoured gladius-wielding ape exactly? 50mm base. #83, #84, #85 the Ape Attack! subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 40mm and 50mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. Bones 4 core set: 143/163 just 20 to go!
  16. The Left Hand of Darkness here is from the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion. I painted this one at the same time as the Bones 4 female devil, as they make a fine pair. Speaking of fine pairs, you will need to click the links to see, as the titilation offered by a shapely two inch piece of plastic might be harmful to minors. Full Frontal More Full Frontal Even More Full Frontal The Left The Other Left A slight Angela from Spawn vibe going here. Not sure what about this mini that makes me think of that character. 77496 Eilluvasheth, Succubus Queen Bones 3 Stoneskull Expansion, 2017 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson Made in Bonesium PVC 32mm base available from reapermini.com
  17. #72: Female Devil or Succubus Full Frontal Frontal from a slight angle The classic side-boob shot Aha! This shot has a strategically placed arm! No link needed! Take that censorshippers! The bedeviled subset. From the front. #71 Female Devil from the Bedeviled subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 32mm base should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  18. The male devils from the Bedeviled subset of the Bones 4 core set: I did them in different colours just because I wanted to. They seem to be mirrored twins with the variations being in arm positioning and weaponry. I based them on 40mm bases. #73 Male Devil with Khopesh (no idea what the official name is / will be) #74 Male Devil with Trident (ditto) Hello most valued supplier! We would like to make you an offer to purchase your soul. In exchange I am sure you would like some earthly power? Maybe the jewelled crown of Aquilonia? #73 and #74 Male Devils from the Bedeviled subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 40mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  19. The King in the Kingdom of the Blind: Another simple paint job, this one is mainly skin and a few details here and there. The skin is done in Citadel Bugmans Glow drybrushed onto a black undercoat, followed by a drybrush of Citadel Cadian Fleshtone and Scalecolor Basic Flesh. I put a glaze of thinned Citadel Druuchi Violet shade on the underside and in the shadows. Suitably large compared to humans. That rock will make a paste of whomever it hits. I removed his original base and put him on a 40mm base I printed out to keep my basing style uniform across the range. #98 Cyclops Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 40mm base should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  20. In the Bones 4 Core set there were some "pillar tops". Six each of five different styles. These were a bit strange, as they were obviosly designed to fit into *something*, but nothing that they even remotely might fit in was included in the Bones 4 KS. Or elsewhere in the Reaper lineup as far as I know. I was not the only one that found this a bit strange, and luckily one of these others was Curufin, who designs stuff on Thingiverse. He has posted some pillars that fit said tops, and here I have used one of these designs. I printed out the four different, and quickly decided that the tall rough one was the one I liked the best. There were six of each top in the Core set, and I have painted a pair of each design, as I see these as typically found on either side of a door, a road, or whatever. The rest go in the bits box until I have some specific uses for them. I chose to paint them to fit in the style of my dungeon- and goblin grotto-3Dprinted stuff, with a black undercoat followed by dark green, sandy yellow and offwhite. A really quick and rough paint job to get them off the shelf and onto the table top. The pillar tops were larger than I had expected. #136, #137, #138, #139, #140: The Piller Tops subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 3D printed pillars should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  21. That expression is the best. "You've Got To Ask Yourself One Question: "Do I Feel Lucky?"...Well, do ya, Punk?" And there is nothing wrong with using craft paints, just a bit more effort to make them work on small miniatures.
  22. These would be the Hightower clan.
  23. @Oathsworn: When do we get to see the northern raiders? You know, the Lemmings.
  24. The "Minitaurs" from the Bones 4 core set, one of the earliest strech goals added to the set. I have no idea whether these represent something specific in D&D or not. They might be stunted minotaurs, swole beastdwarfs, goatmen, large implike demons or maybe something entirely different. Whatever the case may be, they are quite comic-looking in their art direction. Probably has something to do with their wide muscular torsos more than anything. #68: #69: I do find it a bit strange that there are three of one type with cowlike shaped (but serrated like ibex) horns, and the fourth one which more than anything is a reindeer. Naturally, this one is called Rüdölf. With umlaut as he obviously is the most heavy metal one. Note the Hellraiser loincloth and birdskull nipple-ring, #70: This one has what seems to be a defect in his wrist: Why is there a hole there? Is there a part missing or is this just a miscast? Does anybody else have this same armhole? #71: Got beef? #68, #69, #70, #71 : The Minitaurs subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures unknown sculptor Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
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