Friday, May 17, 2013

‘dem Bones

With Reaper’s latest updates on their kickstarter, I think it’s safe to say that I probably won’t be seeing my minis until the end of June/early July. This isn’t terrible, though a bit disappointing, especially for the paints and cases. While I have both paints and cases already, the paints are old and drying out, and the cases are pretty much full. But, I still have enough paint and more than enough unpainted minis that I really don't have anything to complain about.

Of course I still keep checking for more updates, hoping for good news on that slow boat from China.

What’s really disappointing though, is the response online from some backers to the delay. I know, idiots online acting like trolls, big shock, but they just act so entitled, it makes me want to smack them and say "you're getting a $75 dragon mini for $10! It's coming from CHINA. Chill!"

Not that it would help even a little, but I'd feel better.

While it’s been a couple of weeks since I picked up a paintbrush, I’m currently playing with skin tones. These three minis are each done with a different skin tone, and all are works in progress. The two fantasy minis are vaguely celtic, so I’m going for a very pale on one and sort of pale but with lots of sun on the other. The sci-fi lady I’m going for a Martian red.

In addition to trying to get skin tones that look good, I’m also practicing faces. It’s probably one of the hardest things to do on such small figures, especially the eyes. While I’ve done pretty good jobs of it in the past, there’s lots of room for improvement, and I’m out of practice.


  1. I'm in the same (slow) boat. While it's unfortunate that this one seems to have got away from Reaper, the loudest complainers come across as insane.

  2. Jack beat me to the "same (slow) boat" joke. I definitely appreciate Reaper's recent emails keeping donors posted on the status. I had begun to worry that my order had been lost. I don't mind waiting for the ridiculous deal I got (less than $0.50 per mini for all sizes!?) I am a bit nervous because I may not get to use them in the finale of my D&D campaign which I had been hoping to do since I backed the project.

    I also have a bunch of unpainted stuff and a friend's old unpainted/poorly painted Warhammer minis that I should really be practicing on.

    Geoff at ROFL Initiative