Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Reaper Scorpion, Bones Warlord, and Bones Lizardmen



There's nothing like a deadline to kickstart my painting into high gear. I'm hosting a multi-person dungeon crawl at the end of the month, and using the intervening time to finish off a few lingering figures and dig in to my Reaper Bones pile.

 

This giant scorpion is a metal figure by Reaper I've had in the lead pile for close to a decade. I thought he'd make a good pet for this Mad Max barbarian warlord from the Bones kickstarter

I've found painting the Bones figures can be a bit tricky. The shallow detail can require more dedicated attention when painting. These lizardmen were a different story. They're still Bones, but for some reason I found painting them up a joy.



I slopped on a coat of Spicy Mustard, applied some Vallejo Gunship Green and went to town with various green and brown washes. Maybe my eye was more forgiving to variations in lizard skin texture and color, but I was able to get these guys up to a reasonable standard in half the time I expected. They were a lot of fun to paint up, and with their low cost I'm thinking of picking up dozens more for a fantasy lizard army.

6 comments:

  1. Very impressive brushwork on those models! All have much character.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! Some of Reaper's models have a bit *too* much character, but these all looked pretty fearsome without getting cartoony.

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  2. gee those lizards are nice, the others figs are great too.

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    1. Thanks Dan! They were a treat to paint up. :)

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  3. impressive painting - well done!

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