Category Archives: Reaper

Random Rursday: Seltyiel, the Iconic Eldritch Knight

On Thursdays, I like to take a break from my army projects.  Instead, I try to do something that I can start and complete all in one evening.

Another Thursday, another Reaper Bones model.  I kind of rushed and didn’t have a clear idea of what I wanted, which really shows.  I wanted the demon thing being held up as kind of a fiery phoenix thing, though it just turned out kind of muddy.

I did use a purple wash on the red robes, which I think has a nicely subtle shade effect.

Seltyiel, the Iconic Eldrich Knight

Random Rursday: Wench with Mugs

On Thursdays, I like to take a break from my army projects.  Instead, I try to do something that I can start and complete all in one evening.

Today I was finally able to do the Wench with Mugs.  This is one of the townsfolk models from the first Reaper Bones Kickstarter.  This time, I didn’t try to just use washes.  It worked out a lot better.

The primer I used for this batch (OSH White Primer) seems to have left a bit of a sandy surface texture.  I’m pretty sure I did it in decent weather (<60% humidity, >60ºF is my target), so either I did it wrong (held to close, maybe?), or the product is just unsuitable for modeling.

Wench with Mugs

Updated December 2017 with improved images.

Ghosts of Random Rursdays Past: Snakeman

On Thursdays, I like to take a break from my army projects.  Instead, I try to do something that I can start and complete all in one evening.

I didn’t get a chance to go any painting this Thursday, so instead I’ll feature one I did a couple of week ago.

This is Snakeman, from the first Reaper Bones Kickstarter.  Its painted in my traditional Random Rursday technique: midtone, wash, drybrush or edge hightlight to taste.

Snakeman

I’ve done the red fletching things for arrows a couple of times now, but it never quite turns how I want it to.  I should probably branch out a bit.

The blood on the knives is Games Workshop’s Blood for the Blood God technical paint.  It’s pretty easy to get a nice effect, although I haven’t been able to get enough volume on a splatter type effect.

Updated December 2017 with improved images.

Random Rursday: Khadath, Nefsokar Captain

On Thursdays, I like to take a break from my army projects.  Instead, I try to do something that I can start and complete all in one evening.

Tonight is another model from the first Reaper Bones Kickstarter, Khadath, Nefsokar Captain.

I’ve been using a few Secret Weapon washes for a shading and such, and recently decided to complete the set.  The shipment with most of them came yesterday, so I decided to try to paint the model entirely with the washes.

The experiment was not a success.  I made at least two mistakes:

  1. The blue and the red were poor color choices.
  2. I didn’t give enough time for the washes to dry, especially when doing neighboring colors.  The washes stay really watery for a while.  I ended up getting some bleeding between neighbors, which was really hard to clean up.

I started by doing the bone sections in Armor (I think), which looked really nice, but then it went downhill from there.

I’ll probably try it again, but I’m not sure I have the patience for an all-wash style.

Unpainted model from the Reaper Bones Kickstarter
Unpainted
Khadath, Nefsokar Captain

Updated December 2017 with improved images.