19 July 2017

Load 'o Bones



My Bones 3 KS figures came in. Plus I picked up a pack of 3 of the Bob Olley orcs in Bones to see if they would fit with the recently nearly completed half orc unit. I thought I would post a few comparison pics. I didn't get a ton, but this isn't pics of everything either.

The best two figures from the "Lords of Undeath" are the two big guys. The halfling is OK, and I'm not sure I will ever use the elf & dwarf (not pictured.) The latter three are skeletal, but have pristine clothing, equipment, and hair -- which seems a bit odd. The two big ones shown here compared to skeletal ogres from Krakon Games, RPE, and the one I picked up (via FB) from a small personal project someone had cast. I think these will all work pretty well together!



Bob Olley orc in Bones material next to a couple of the half orcs. Nice figure, but unfortunately hot certain I like them together. I also realized I should show a scale pic of the half orcs next to my standard reference.



One of the most fun minis from the KS. GOREMAW. Sort of an impulse buy, a ridiculous miniature I just had to have & paint. I think it will be a big nasty summoned by Fomorians & others. Pic next to the Fomorians/Fimir, plus the (formerly) largest critter in their arsenal -- Reaper bog demon.



Reaper is "super sizing" their giants. I've got mixed feelings on this. I felt the fire giant queen I previously painted (second pic) was a great size for a giant, that bucked the trend of "bigger is better." Maybe hypocritical of me to say that given some of the enormous models I've picked up and/or painted the past few years. But in terms of background/setting, etc. I really do like the smaller ones -- and she was really well sculpted (and a nice casting, give that she's also in Bones!)

So here are some of the "super sized" fire giants, next to the old-ish Citadel giant, and the earlier version of the fire giant queen mentioned above. Definitely going to need some work on the bendy issues, but looking forward to seeing these painted up. Someday.




Also in the package is a restock of conversion fodder for my Fomorians. So those are back on teh menu now that I finally have more bodies to work with!


7 comments:

  1. Very excited by the arrival of your Bones, as I have quite a large box on it's way to me at some point... bigger isn't necessarily better, but that Goremaw is impressive! I hadn't noted that the enbiggened giants are also re-sculpts, so that's handy if you are going to end up with a big pile of both versions to paint up (whistles innocently...)

    Bones bendiness IS an issue, it's only really a problem for weapons. I've found myself strengthening or replacing bendy shafts and blades before now, which might be more difficult for giant sized weapons? We'll see...

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    1. The giantess' spear should be simple to replace with polystyrene or brass rod - especially since the spear & hands are a separate piece from the body.

      The sword on the other giant might be trickier, but I'm not sure I like the sword to begin with. So it may get entirely replaced.

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    2. That sword is terrible, so replacing it is not a problem!

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  2. Neat. I've stayed away from the Bones kickstarters because I'm not a big fan of the material. I've also tried to stay away from the ones that dump a boatload of figures on you all at once, I find it demoralizing.

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    1. Haha. Well, I tried to keep my haul modest -- at least in numbers, maybe not size. I think it's just the stuff shown above, plus the orcs I wanted for converting more Fomorians/Fimir, and a few more undead that I'll probably give away or use for terrain bits. (The two big guys above were worth the price of the reward alone.

      I've got mixed feelings on Bones. I mostly stick with the big models that I wouldn't necessarily spend the big money on. Even then, I still sprung the cash for the metal jabberwock, for example. Which reminds me... I should paint that thing...

      It's been fine for the orcs I've converted -- and in fact, it's nice & simple to chop off heads, boots, etc.

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  3. Great to see your bones came in. I skipped on the bones 3 campaign again, and will likely pick up a few figures here and there when they get released... but the demoralizing dump of figures as mentioned by Sean would be a real issue.

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    1. I had the chance to get in on someone else's KS purchase, and it mostly started because I would have bought the orcs anyway. Then I figured I'd see what else was interesting -- and managed to show some restraint. I started with a larger "wanted" list!

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