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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Reaper Bones I Fire Giant Warrior and Bones II arrives



 A Fire Giant Warrior from the Reaper Bones I Kickstarter.  Hot colors, of course, from Vallejo Scrofulous Brown through Reaper Master Series Yellow Triad, Fire Triad, Vallejo Skin tones in the rosa range, and a little GW technical Blood Red.

I primed these Rustoleum black... which never really set up... as they, nonetheless, took paint readily and the tackiness did not persist through the paint/sealer so that's a win!  Seriously though, this 'slightly hydrophobic' material makes me a bit batty.
 Giant dude standing or, more accurately, hunching next to Mortaria for scale.

Metals are metallic with some washes and highlights.. GW Tin Bitz, Hashut Copper, and Dwarven Bronze washed with Secret Weapon yellow snow and top glazed with Secret weapon sunshine.

I'm adding in a few of these Reapers just to remind myself that they are lying about... the price of too many ..."oh... shiny"  Kickstarters!

 I'd been meaning to add to my stash of generic FRP minis and who doesn't need some giants AMIRITE!





The sculpt is generally pretty cool and massive, if somewhat short, enough to make a passable giant but the excessively hunched pose makes a lot of the mini unavailable for viewing... a cool face... pointed at the ground... darn!
... and then Reaper Bones II showed up!  I did manage to exercise a bit more restraint for this second offering but still landed a pretty sizable haul.  Pain paint paint!  I've just looked at it in a cursory way but already it seems that the material has been altered a bit.  Its stiffer, which is a great thing, so the minis feel more rigid than rubbery.  It remains to be seen if they are as 'hydrophobic' as their predecessors but we'll find out this week!

2 comments:

  1. Now that's an ogre... Oh man...that box of large items...they look awesome! Can't wait to see them assembled and painted! Get to work!

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    1. Yar! There are some HUGE models in that box! Chop Chop! In retrospect I should have built a ramp for the fire giant so that he'd be looking forward... lesson learned!

      RAWR!

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