This article describes making and painting a set of Reaper Bones 28mm fantasy miniatures. The Reaper Bones miniatures are a line of inexpensive soft plastic (poly-vinyl-chloride or PVC) sculpted by many different artists. The minis can be used with any fantasy battle or dungeon-crawl game. I intend to use them with Steve Jackson Games The Fantasy Trip adventures.
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What's a dungeon crawl without big sacks of loot? To help move the riches out of the caves, many parties opt for some donkeys. I originally painted one donkey, but I liked it so much I bought a total of four.
What's a dungeon crawl without some big bad ogres? These three ogres are by the same sculptor Bobby Jackson. They are sold individually, but the three make a nice varied set. To help distinguish them on the table, I painted them with three skin colors.
A small dragon inhabits the caves. The Reaper Bones line has about 20 dragon figures to choose from. This one is one of the smaller ones, the Young Fire Dragon by Sandra Garrity. Not a bad deal for $3.99.
Two gargoyles will give the party some grief. I painted these with another batch of miniatures covered in my earlier article More Frostgrave Miniatures. However, since these are Reaper Bones minis, I thought it would be good to repeat their appearance here.
Two large snakes block your way. These also debuted in an earlier article, but I just wanted to show off all my Reaper Bones miniatures all at once.
Thanks for reading about my Reaper Bones miniatures. For this article I revamped my usual "photo and description" page. This article uses a photo gallery browser from PhotoSwipe. I like this photo browser, as it allows you to spin through just the photos alone, and it has support for mouse, keyboard, and phone gestures. I also updated my normal HTML and CSS style to use a more modern layout. You will see the text and photo sizes are responsive to your browser sizing. Let me know if you see any issues with a particular browser or device.
Coming up soon, some cavalry units and more hex tiles and terrain.