Sunday, 28 February 2016

One Mini Every Week #9

For this week's project I thought I would have a go at painting up one of the Reaper Bones miniatures that I have lying around...

...and I'm rather disappointed to say that this mini is pretty horrible (especially since I had rather high hopes for the range). There is almost no detail at all in the figures face, and I'm a little bit embarrassed to show it to be honest (though I suppose a better painter might have a bit more luck with this one).
However, I have about a dozen of these 'Bones' figures in my collection ...and since I was so disappointed with my first one, I figured I'd splash some paint on a few more - rather than judging the entire line on one mini...

...and, as you'll hopefully see, these giant spiders look a lot better (despite my rather hurried paint job), and I'm quite tempted to pick up a couple more (as you can never have enough giant spider mini's right?).

So, despite my initial disappointment, my faith in the range isn't lost yet, and I think I'll try painting up a few more 'Bones' mini's in the coming weeks, before I deliver my final judgement.

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  1. Bones is unfortunately kind of hit or miss. The spiders are really good, the beetles and scorpions at the same size are not. Larger ones tend to be better (Cave Troll, Young Fire Dragon, Dire Wolf, Brass Bull). They're really nice to do conversions on because they cut and pin easily, but also because I'm a lot less reluctant to do an aggressive conversion on a cheap model.

    1. Thanks for the info. I have a couple of the larger mini's (a gnoll and a few minotaurs) - so I'll try painting them next, and see how it goes.

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    1. Yeah, they pretty good mini's - though it's worth noting that they don't come with a base, so I've had to glue these to some 30mm round bases that I had lying around. I also got three in the pack - but I think you're only supposed to get 2 (so that was a nice little bonus :) ).