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    • By Maledrakh
      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.
    • By Maledrakh
      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.
    • By Maledrakh
      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.
       
       
    • By Maledrakh
      #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.
    • By Maledrakh
      #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.
       
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