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By Rob Dean
More later, with pictures…
What would it take to get started in gaming with (painted) miniatures? I’d look at the MSRPs of currently available stuff.
Quick estimate: Reaper LTPK $40; Set of rules (I like A Song of Blades and Heroes, $15 from the Big River), enough Bones to fill out 2 10 figure warbands (~50, details later); minimal scenery and discretionary budget, say $15 (bases, dollar store craft gear, etc.); total ~$120…
Started converting my bones v robot kobolds. The idea was to arm them with scifi weapons to use them as a little starship boarding party.
The plan is to do a total of 9 when ever they hit retail, all with different weapons.
So far axe guy has a plasma gun and a samurai banner.
Then there's rocket launcher kobold
Knife kobold has a flame thrower.
I found this little jeep at the grocery store. Since it was roughly the right size I chopped up a bones kobold to drive it. And piled some food, a crystal and a duck in the back.
It was not bad, but I didn't really like the sword, since my goal was joyride mayhem as opposed to fighting. So I gave it a mug instead.
I also gave him a little lizard pal hanging on the outside.
So that's cool, but I want to make it sillier still before I paint it.
Currently thinking of sticking a bag of golf clubs and maybe some other kobold loot on the jeep.
So, before I go any further, I am an absolute rookie in the mini painting world. So, uh, prepare for the worst.
Anyways, here's a trio of Kobold leaders. Yeah, I know there's six of them, but one got lost and the other two need a good bit more work, so it's just these three for now.
As I said, I'm completely new to this hobby, so any friendly critiques are welcome!
I missed a couple spots on the first kobold leader's face.
And a few other random spots elsewhere on all three.
All of their bases look nasty...
I didn't do their eyes, as I want to get a bit more familiar with this before I try doing something like that.
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
Made in Bonesium PVC
should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
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