Jump to content


Mousling Knight (part of 03542)

Recommended Posts

This is the Knight from 03542: Mouslings: Bard Thief Knight sculpted by Gene Van Horne. Just a gorgeous little mouse. He has not tail - possibly a battle injury or possibly amputation is a right of passage for mousling knights. My first attempt at fur - I have a way to go but I am not displeased by this attempt. Having the green of the acorn the same green as the grass was not the best idea - as it looks like the haft of the sword is spotted with grass rather than bound in the same colours as the shield. Lovely sculpt.






  • Like 15

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

When I first found Reaper, I was like, "Who the heck wants to paint a cartoony little mouse? That thing won't inspire terror in anyone!" Then I stuck around for a while. And my wife bought me a Madam Gorgonzola at PAX. And then I put in for the 10 mouslings in the Bones II KS. And now... Now? Now I kind of want them all. There's a box of 10 adventurer mouslings on the store, and I've floated out a suggestion via Pinterest that it would make a danged decent Christmas present. I found these little fellas at a FLGS recently, and snatched them up: http://www.miniature-giant.com/mousling-zombies-and-chainsaw-hero-3-limited-edition-discont-Reaper-Special-Edition-SE-sku-1512-pr-12917.html. Somehow I have transitioned from cynicism to full-on Mousling fanboy--ism.


Of course, they're gonna be display pieces, so I'm gonna have to develop a little more skill, and maybe get some better paints before I'm willing to take them on.


Your Mousling looks great. I really like your armor, and I would never guess that you were a first-timer, looking at the fur. You might be right about the color of the acorn and the wrapping. With a figure that's 90% metal and fur, I suppose it's a good idea to capitalize on any opportunity to add some color variety.


I'm also very interested to know what you used for grass. I couldn't guess if I tried.


Edit: Gotta fix that 404

Edited by Sabith
  • Like 4

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice job on the armor for the little big-guy. As for the tail, I wonder if he is on a quest to slay the great fearsome, carving knife-wielding ogre. That would be a cool diorama.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd kinda lean with the "deliberate rite of passage" interpretation; a mouse with no tail is a mouse who's not getting grabbed by his enemies and pulled off balance!

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your positive comments. Any suggestions also welcome.

Grass is The Army Painter Battlefields 'grass green' - it's a flock so just apply glue and sprinkle green on. I built up the base a bit, to include the mouse base, with coarse sand that was irregular and painted it Muddy Brown (Reaper) first.

The problem I have with the missing tail is that it must really mess up your balance if you lose it after learning how to fight. But yes, it may have been posing as a blind mouse (with two colleagues) to infiltrate a kitchen and received the war-wound in the escape.

I love the mouseling set - I have all 10 of the present (metal) set and have opted for them in the Kickstarter 2 options. This is the first one painted.

  • Like 2

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've gone back and played with the metal to try to make some shading. I shall have to consider non-metallic metals maybe but I'm OK with this. Also here he is without the colourful green background.


  • Like 3

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Inarah
      A couple more of my recent tabletop paints.  Female on the left in gold and red came out of Bones 4.  She is in a leaning pose.  The one on the right is Deladrin, female assassin, roughly painted as a catfolk rogue.  Both figures were done with a traditional basecoat, drybrush and wash/ink technique. I did some NMM for the swords. 

    • By Nightwing
      This old Games Workshop mini is from about 1986. I think I had gotten him in a pack of minis because I have several others from the same line. I think I bought the pack mainly for this guy. He was my favorite, and I painted him solid black with silver trim. 
      This time, I went with copper colored armor. A long time ago I wasn’t down with the big snake on his head so I chopped it off. I used paperclip and some contour putty to resculpt it here. The shield glued on to a round knob on his fist. Trying to figure out how to incorporate that unconcealable circle on the shield, I went with a simple eye motif. 
      Please let me know regarding the flaming sword. I made the flame with hot glue. I think flames are brightest/hottest at the base and fade to black smoke at the top. I’m not sure how well this paint job imitates Fire, so comments on how to improve would be greatly appreciated. 

    • By joshuaslater
      These savages are on Kickstarter.  My first Kickstarter!  There are all kinds of add ons lurking in here too.  Thanks Reaper for providing this forum! 

    • By aku-chan
      Presenting the Rawhide Dame, she's a pin-up from Kingdom Death.
      Not some of my best work, I made a bit of a mess painting her skin, but overall I don't think she's too bad.
      As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
    • By Pochi
      I haven't posted for a bit but I have been painting. I have been painting mostly for D&D but some just because they are fun models. Luckily, the two cross over quite a bit so I get to paint fun models for D&D!
      I painted up these little goblins. I have the other 6 waiting to be painted. For these, I decided little greenskins. They are so cute!


  • Who's Online   40 Members, 3 Anonymous, 151 Guests (See full list)