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Maledrakh's B4Core #68-71: The Minitaurs

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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.




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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,



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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?



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#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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Reaper's picture appears to show the horn behind the arm rather than in front of it, so I'd guess perhaps the hole was intended to allow the horn to rest snugly against the arm.

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