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Unknown female vampire figure I picked up in a boxed game set. Can't remember the exact name or manufacturer. Box art showed them in purple, I wanted to explore other colors. I see her as the kind of vampire that likes to play with her food and enjoys a bit of lively sport. I have 2 of her sisters to do in other colors.
The photo is a bit washed out from the flash. Her skin is a pale grey, different than her white gloves. Casting on the face is strange, she has an odd shaped mouth, and no nose so I painted one on.
What is a faux-prehistoric setting without Cavemen? The stereotypical fur-clad, monosyllabic unwashed barbarian that whacks a woman over the head with a club and then drags her by the hair into a cave?
Or at least, sporting the "cave man" look that was popularised in The Flintstones and The Far Side.
The reason these types are prehistoric lies in the name. Pre-history, as in "before recorded time". Which really is most of time.
We don't really know all that much about prehistoric man other than what can be gleaned through archeology. We do know that there existed several different sub-species of humans concurrently up to about 50.000 years ago. Neanderthals would be one such sub-species, the Hobbits (Homo Florensis) another.
Then we (or something) killed off all the others. Some evidence of interspecies breeding is still to be found in our modern DNA.
#628-631 These were only shown as silhouettes in the KS.
From left to right: Shaman. clubber, spearman, archer.
These are technologically advanced cavemen, as shown by their use of the bow.
The Shaman. I call him Barney. He succeeded in the Quest for Fire.
The clubber, Thag Simmons. He will be known to posterity by the manner of his demise. (Should have stayed clear of the tail end of that Stegosaur.)
Fred, the spearman. Used stones of flint to make a sharp spearhead.
Archie the bowman. His right hand strategically placed to hide his embarrassing lack of arrows from the others.
These were simple and fun to do in regular paints on a black undercoat.
I come in search of the answer to the Riddle of Steel! What do you know about it?
These minis were finished June 14th 2020.
44086 Black Bear Tribe Cavemen (4)
Bones 4 kickstarter, delivered 2019
Sculpted by Bobby Jackson
Made in Bones Black PVC
available from reapermini.com
Here is another wizard from the Greybeards subset of the Bones 4 Core set. This one does have a metal version (SKU 03953) and was sculpted by Bobby Jackson. I had fun with this figure. I love the character in these wizard figures. This one is strongly reminiscent of Gandalf. Though I resisted the temptation to go grey I did sneak Gandalf's rune onto the medallion on the back of his hat.
These are two copies of the Reaper Bones Large Earth Elemental 77185, sculpted by Kevin Williams.
I saw someone, I can’t recall who, paint up, it might have been one of these, like cooling lava which I thought was lovely, so I wanted to give it a try. I painted the lava version very quickly, in a few sessions: A layer of butter-yellow intensified with yellow glazing, then laying on pure black paint rather thickly, then some washes of Quinacridone Magenta and some fiddling with that and yellow on the gems.
The rock version I painted v-e-r-y slowly, in many layers over time, often with whatever paint was left on my palette from other paintings. I’m not sure when I started it, but since I haven’t painted any minis at all for the last year, it’s been some time.
I thought it interesting how very different a sculpt can look depending on how you paint it.
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