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  1. The snake people from the Bones 4 core set "Nagendra" subset. Nagendra would presumably be Reapers name for the Yuan-Ti snakemen of D&D fame that these would be similar to. Since I saw them I had this inspiration to do the snakes as the types that the Kill Bill Deadly Viper Assassination Squad use as code names. Presenting from The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad: #91: Copperhead aka Vernita She tried to settle down as a soccer mom, but her past caught up with her. Would rather have been a Black Mamba. These are speedpaints, and therefore all a bit rough. All done in just a few hours. My work commitments have increased significantly lately, so I do not have that much time to paint. I might revisit them with washes, lining and detailing at a later date, but for now they are acceptable for the table top. They are all painted from a black undercoat. I made a 32mm base adapter that fits 25mm bases, and used it on these to make the bases more in line with both the size of the models and the rest of my basing for the Bones models. Thulsa Doom: "You killed my snake. Thorgrim is beside himself with grief! He raised that snake from the time it was born". Conan: "You killed my mother!" from Conan the Barbarian (1984) #91 off the Nagendra subset Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Chris Lewis Made in Bonesium PVC 32mm 3Dprinted base adapters on the 25mm integral bases, get yours from thingiverse here should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. Currently available in metal.
  2. Thank you for showing off these! Beautiful and inspiring! I have been holding off painting mine as I have been thinking to do the Shaltari in a Minbari style and the scourge as Shadows, but here it is evident that it is the Scourge that needs to get the Minbari -inspired paint scheme! In case you are not familiar with the Babylon 5 Minbari space ships:
  3. So I needed a break from all the Bones 4 minis. And dug into the Bones 3 stash for variations sake. I found one of my old modules -The Village of Hommlet, and spent some time reading. Ah, The Moathouse! Brings back memories! And I got inspired to do the Bandits from the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion, as they were similar in style to the ones I recently painted. And to flesh out the band, I added a couple of other Bones 3 minis that were in the same drawer, and that I thought might fit in a band of robbers. One quick paint job later: This one is from the "Hobgobageddon" subset in the Bones 3 core set. At retail they are sold in packs of two and two different ones. 77477: Hobgoblin Veteran Sculpted by Bobby Jackson 40mm base. Just add the bones 4 ones to this lot, and there we have a goodly group of bandits. Or a unit of irregulars / rabble or whatnot in some wargame or other.
  4. So I needed a break from all the Bones 4 minis. And dug into the Bones 3 stash for variations sake. I found one of my old modules -The Village of Hommlet, and spent some time reading. Ah, The Moathouse! Brings back memories! And I got inspired to do the Bandits from the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion, as they were similar in style to the ones I recently painted. And to flesh out the band, I added a couple of other Bones 3 minis that were in the same drawer, and that I thought might fit in a band of robbers. One quick paint job later: I want your money...and your life! From the "Dwarf Kings Companions" add-on set, this is the 77574 Dwarf Royal Weaponmaster Sculpted by Jason Wiebe 30mm base Just add the bones 4 ones to this lot, and there we have a goodly group of bandits. Or a unit of irregulars / rabble or whatnot in some wargame or other.
  5. So I needed a break from all the Bones 4 minis. And dug into the Bones 3 stash for variations sake. I found one of my old modules -The Village of Hommlet, and spent some time reading. Ah, The Moathouse! Brings back memories! And I got inspired to do the Bandits from the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion, as they were similar in style to the ones I recently painted. And to flesh out the band, I added a couple of other Bones 3 minis that were in the same drawer, and that I thought might fit in a band of robbers. One quick paint job later: 77507 Bandit Leader Just add the bones 4 ones to this lot, and there we have a goodly group of bandits. Or a unit of irregulars / rabble or whatnot in some wargame or other.
  6. So I needed a break from all the Bones 4 minis. And dug into the Bones 3 stash for variations sake. I found one of my old modules -The Village of Hommlet, and spent some time reading. Ah, The Moathouse! Brings back memories! And I got inspired to do the Bandits from the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion, as they were similar in style to the ones I recently painted. And to flesh out the band, I added a couple of other Bones 3 minis that were in the same drawer, and that I thought might fit in a band of robbers. One quick paint job later: 77508 Bandit Bully Just add the bones 4 ones to this lot, and there we have a goodly group of bandits. Or a unit of irregulars / rabble or whatnot in some wargame or other.
  7. So I needed a break from all the Bones 4 minis. And dug into the Bones 3 stash for variations sake. I found one of my old modules -The Village of Hommlet, and spent some time reading. Ah, The Moathouse! Brings back memories! And I got inspired to do the Bandits from the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion, as they were similar in style to the ones I recently painted. And to flesh out the band, I added a couple of other Bones 3 minis that were in the same drawer, and that I thought might fit in a band of robbers. One quick paint job later: 77509 Bandit Enforcer. I gave him a Homer hairdo. Just add the bones 4 ones to this lot, and there we have a goodly group of bandits. Or a unit of irregulars / rabble or whatnot in some wargame or other.
  8. So I needed a break from all the Bones 4 minis. And dug into the Bones 3 stash for variations sake. I found one of my old modules -The Village of Hommlet, and spent some time reading. Ah, The Moathouse! Brings back memories! And I got inspired to do the Bandits from the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion, as they were similar in style to the ones I recently painted. And to flesh out the band, I added a couple of other Bones 3 minis that were in the same drawer, and that I thought might fit in a band of robbers. One quick paint job later: 77510 Bandit Knocker Just add the bones 4 ones to this lot, and there we have a goodly group of bandits. Or a unit of irregulars / rabble or whatnot in some wargame or other.
  9. It would take some specialized tools to drill out such a post as it is maybe 4-5mm in diameter and maybe 12-14cms long. I find that drilling out long and thin bones bits to be more or less practically impossible as the bones material does not really want to be drilled, the material twists around the drillbit, and you get torque and sideways pressure that might snap the drillbit, especially the long thin ones. Or it overheats and melts which causes a whole other slew of problems. heating a long pin and forcing it in is also a method people mention, but how to keep it from verring out the side at some point?
  10. #48: Radagast the Brown ...and his best friend The Angry Inch. Pallando, Radagast, Saruman, Gandalf, Alatar. The five Istari, or Maiar spirits, that were sent to Middle Earth in human form to counter the works of Sauron. #48 Bones 4 Core set, 2019, the Wizards subset Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  11. #47: Alatar the Blue ...and his best friend Lil'Smaug. Pallando, Radagast, Saruman, Gandalf, Alatar. The five Istari, or Maiar spirits, that were sent to Middle Earth in human form to counter the works of Sauron. #47 Bones 4 Core set, 2019, the Wizards subset Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  12. #46: Saruman the White Grima...have you seen my cape lately? It has a little picture of a skull on it....Grima... Are we the baddies? Pallando, Radagast, Saruman, Gandalf, Alatar. The five Istari, or Maiar spirits, that were sent to Middle Earth in human form to counter the works of Sauron. #46 Bones 4 Core set, 2019, the Wizards subset Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  13. #45: Pallando the Blue This could have been movie Gandalf. Pallando, Radagast, Saruman, Gandalf, Alatar. The five Istari, or Maiar spirits, that were sent to Middle Earth in human form to counter the works of Sauron. #45 Bones 4 Core set, 2019, the Wizards subset Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  14. #11: Gandalf the Grey You will notice that Gandalf is originally both ginger and a heavy drinker. Pallando, Radagast, Saruman, Gandalf, Alatar. The five Istari, or Maiar spirits, that were sent to Middle Earth in human form to counter the works of Sauron. #11 Bones 4 Core set, 2019, #11 plus the Wizards subset Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson (?) Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  15. #100: I based the colour schemes on classic Robin Hood. But I made them darker. As these guys are bandits, not social workers. Take from the rich (or whomever is travelling through the forest) and give to themselves. One of the three bandits from the Bones 4 core set. These are actually in a similar style as (albeit these are slightly more robin hoodesqe than) the four bandits in the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion. There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening... Alex, in A Clockwork Orange (1971) from the Bones 4 Core set, 2019, Bandits subset Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson (I presume based on the style) Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  16. #101: One of the three bandits from the Bones 4 core set. These are actually in a similar style as (albeit these are slightly more robin hoodesqe than) the four bandits in the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion. There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening... Alex, in A Clockwork Orange (1971) from the Bones 4 Core set, 2019, Bandits subset Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson (I presume based on the style) Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  17. #102: One of the three bandits from the Bones 4 core set. These are actually in a similar style as (albeit these are slightly more robin hoodesqe than) the four bandits in the Bones 3 Stoneskull expansion. There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening... Alex, in A Clockwork Orange (1971) from the Bones 4 Core set, 2019, Bandits subset Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson (I presume based on the style) Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
  18. This. That they are rather busy is one aspect I am not too enthused about most of the Pathfinder Iconics. I don't think it is the sculpting (which I think is solid craftsmanship on these minis) that is the problem, but rather that they are hidebound by the illustrations they are based on that dictate the busy-ness. I have not seen the lizard's head as being hand-puppety, but I cannot unsee it now. On the other hand (sic!), many lizards do look like they just have slits for mouths when closed.
  19. as far as I can tell, most if not all the new sculpts (for Conan) are in the Legacy box, which it the one to get if you already have Conan and want to expand that game. (as opposed to the "universal" vs system). Many of the other "new" sculpts seem to be repurposed minis from Mythic Battles and Claustrophobia 1643. Not that I have checked very thoroughly, I might be mistaken. I see the monster boxes as being similar to a bones expansion more than anything else, basically boxes of diverse minis with a loose theme, for a good price.
  20. Reaper makes an excellent 60mm base that fits this model:
  21. I have not done this yet, but as mine is sagging, I am thinking of fixing it by cutting a groove all along the post, inserting a stiff and strong enough rod (steel or brass tubing should do the trick) and then using putty to smooth the rod. or maybe just find a rod/tube of about the same thickness as the original post, and switch it out completely. Then use some putty to make the rod look less like a rod and more like a post.
  22. I do not really think they are using KS as a retail site. What they are trying to do is to release a miniatures-agnostic 2-player battlesystem base set without miniatures, so that in future KSers they can sell "setting" sets with just the bits that are needed for that specific setting (such as miniatures) and thereby save both themselves and backers some cash since they will not have to put all the mechanic-related bits in these setting sets. The base set covers the mechanics with rulebooks, dice, token"cubes" and whatnot. In theory this lets you play with any miniatures and setting you want. They are talking about beein in talks with several known IP holders, such as CMON to make new setting sets at a later date.... ...and they are using the Conan IP as the incentive to buy said base game, with their first "setting" set. Only it is not a single set, there are many sets with different minis.... ...with existing miniatures from Conan, Mythic Battles. Pantheon and Claustrophobia 1643 available in the sets (and a few new ones)... ...but not just that, they also are mixing in an expansion for Conan Boardgame (the "legacy" set and the "book of skelos") that are NOT the 2player battlesystem, but simply a way to get the bits into the hands of people who do not own all the previous Conan-expansions to actually use the "books of skelos" that contains alot of new rules and scenarios for that game.... ...and they are making an utter shambles of the presentation, as almost everyone who comments are confused as to actually what they want or need to pledge for if they have X, Y, or Z from before... However, the miniatures sets are actually really good value for money just for the minis, and the miniatures themselves are really good quality for boardgame PVC. I can attest to this as I have most of them already. The battlesystem rules are AFIK the same core rules used in the Conan and Batman games.
  23. Also, be aware that different brands of paint react differently to the bare bones material. I find that Reaper, Vallejo, Scale75 and Citadel generally stick to (washed) unprimed bones without much ado, but e.g. Army Painter beads up something horrible. This probably is a function of the quality of the paint, as Army painter is considerably less expensive. After a undercoat/primer is laid down, this is no longer a problem (which, after all, is the main function of the undercoat -to key the surface to accept paint readily). Also, be aware that several types of spray (rattlecan) primers react badly to bones, never drying properly and leaving a sticky surface for ever. There are threads in this forum that discuss this extensively. I find that Army Painter and Citadel sprays do not have this problem. The last few yeares I have used Vallejo airbrush primers (black, grey, white, coloured) on Bones without any problems.
  24. #144: AKA Shardra, Iconic Shaman, sculpted by Bobby Jackson. This one has some glaringly obvious print lines (or whatever those are) up the right side of her cape. I mean: And I even tried to hide them by using a dark colour on the cape and avoiding to highlight the area as much as I could. Still. Strike one for quality control there. Size does matter. Well. Scale does matter. At any rate, I will be doing something else than painting characters for a while as it has been a bit of an uninspired slog as of late. Pathfinder Iconics Bones 4 Core set, 2019 Reaper Miniatures Sculpted by Bobby Jackson Made in Bonesium PVC 30mm bases should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones, are currently available in Metal.
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