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Random: Fantasy Companions

If I’m going to play Rangers of Shadow Deep, I’m going to need some companions. That’s a great excuse to paint some of the random miniatures I’ve collected over the years.

Damiel, Iconic Alchemist

Damiel is one of the Reaper Bones from the first Bones Kickstarter. He’s going to be playing the role of Albert the Conjurer.

Deyni, Barbarian Warrior

This model was one I tossed in the cart when pledging for Zealot Miniatures minotaur Kickstarter. The minotaur is still sitting in the box, but at least something got some paint! She will be Laura the Barbarian. I imagine Laura Ingalls Wilder (of Little House fame) got left behind when the family moved, and had to fend for herself. Or maybe she fell into a dimensional portal.

Greatjon Umber

I got this model, from the A Song of Fire and Ice minis game, at the Adepticon flea market last year. It was a random addition the seller threw in. I had the whole starter box, but sold it off. He will be Shivertusk the Savage.


This wolf was in the box with HeroQuest and some other models. I’m not sure it’s story, other than that it has “WOTC” on the tab, and was in a square base. I assume it’s a D&D mini from around 2000. He will be Zero the Warhound.

Fantasy companions (group)

Reaper: Giant Rats and Fire Beetles

Furthering my collection of random monsters, here’s some random vermin, still in my pile of unpainted Reaper Bones.

Giant Rats

The giant rats neatly fit four to a 1″ square, which I seem to recall being handy for D&D.

Fire Beetles

These fire beetles will likely double for giant spiders. The sculpt fills in space under the legs, presumably for production purposes. I couldn’t be bothered to cut them out, but it’s hardly noticeable and just fine for this level of creature.

Reaper: Post-Apoc Monsters

I bought these models from the Reaper Bones line to act as giant mutant monsters for post-apoc games. I’m never very happy with my results for animals, but somehow forget them that when buying them.

Dire Bear

The Dire Bear is pretty straightforward, and would be equally at home on a Relicblade board.

Were Armadillo

The Were Armadillo is probably favorite from the set. The integrated base was pretty badly warped, but I trimmed it down and then built up a little hill with green stuff.

Were Crocodile

The Were Crocodile is supposed to be painted like a black caiman, but I’m not sure it came through. At least it adds a bit more interest than just green through and through.