Sunday, 8 April 2012

Painted Bones

The new Reaper plastics, their Bones range have been selling steadily since Reaper launched then a few weeks ago. I’ve been sending them out to customers on a steady basis too, and finally I got some images back on how they paint up.

Credit and thanks for the painting below is down to a certain Jollybob, who many of you will know. For those that don’t, he’s a blooming good painter and also a chap to speak his mind. True he mods one of my forum boards, but he is certainly his own man and if these were rubbish he’d say so.

However in a couple of days he’s turned this 77009

Into this,


And this is what he had to say about the experience.

A very quick paintjob, still needs varnished and the base titivated, but I think you can see all the detail on this one. Nice to paint and very happy with it.
One thing I would suggest to anybody who is painting them -  either undercoat them black or give them a dark wash before you start because some of the mould lines are so fine you don't notice them until you start painting, and the white surface makes them very hard to see.
That's the only negative I have about this figure, and I will be getting another to stick a top hat on for my Gothic Horror stuff.”

You can also catch up with the whole thread HERE

Jollybob also didn’t use any Reaper paints because he hasn’t got any, Just a mix of GW and Coat d’Arms, so another little plus there too.

This is the only painted example I’ve seen so far though, and I would like to see more, and hear other views and comments about them. Join the forum and let me know what you think.


Jollybob also gave me a nudge as to another idea I’ve had on the back burner, an inspiration gallery. Its a great idea too, and I’ve finally got round to sorting it out HERE Its not to be confused with a rating gallery where you vote for what you think is the best painted, rather a place to browse through and see how others have painted some of the miniatures currently for sale in the shop. Lots of great painters in there already, but more submissions are always welcome. The standard isn’t too high, its just a showcase for how you have decided to paint a certain miniature.

Oldies are also welcome, as is anything I currently sell in the shop. If in doubt, email it to me and I’ll advise.

Salute marches ever closer. I’ve been asked by a few people if MH will be there. As usual the answer is No. I’m a shop not a producer so see little point. Therefore if you want Reaper Bones, or anything else that I carry, you’ll have to order them in the traditional way, online.




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