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So my fellow players wanted to get Hero Forge custom characters, and as the only painter in the group I did them up. The bard was in metal, the other two in resin. My goodness are the surfaces rough and the detail shallow! I was a bit embarrassed to hand them over, but they really liked them - it was super important that the figure was exactly the design they wanted. It was an interesting bit of calibration for me and how to enjoy the imperfect. I think the barbarian came out the best and my favorite bit to paint was the violin.
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
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