Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How Ghastly! Reaper Bones Rats and Ghast


With all of my terrain building materials in storage, I'll need to postpone my celebration of Flocktober until a later date. Instead, to celebrate the Halloween season I've decided to knock out as many spooky Bones from the Kickstarter bundle I received this summer.

Reaper Ghast


This fella has some ropey musculature and a weird pose, but I think overall it's not a bad sculpt. The detail in the face seemed a bit soft, but we'll just chalk that up to decay setting in.

Reaper Rats


Rats don't seem too exciting, but these little guys have quite a lot of personality. I gave them a black undercoat, and hit their undersides and legs with lighter grays. Ears, paws, snout and rail got a base of medium brown. I picked out some ridges on their tales with a few stripes of pink and touched up their ears with the pink as well.


I'm expecting a shipment of the Dwarven Forge terrain and tried out some of Stefan's painting techniques on the flagstone bases of the rats. Black undercoat with a drybrush of dark gray, a few stones picked out in medium brown and then an overall drybrush of greenish tan.

So much kickstarting! Reaper just launched their second Bones kickstarter. I thought I could resist, but already I'm being tempted by the quirky monsters they are offering.

5 comments:

  1. Nice, I have my rats on bases, but they look pretty good as is on the bricks...

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  2. Oh my, those rats are painted so realistically! Scary! Best, Dean

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  3. Your rats came out way better than mine. Very nice!

    I like the rats a lot - I ended up with extras after trading with someone, and I find I kind of want more of them so I can start in on different colors.

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  4. better not open these pictures up in front of the my wife

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