This article describes painting more Reaper Bones 28mm fantasy figures. Back in 2019 I made another article on this Reaper line of inexpensive PVC (pil-vinyl-chloride) figures. You can see more figures at Reaper Bones 28mm Fantasy Miniatures. I liked the figures so much that I accumulated a few more and just recently got around to painting them.
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The first photo shows a red dragon. It is the same dragon as shown in green in the original article. What is nice about PVC models is that you can soak them in boiling water and then pose wings and appendages in different directions. When one dragon is good, two is better.
I painted all these miniatures with Army Painter Speedpaints. These are water based inks that produce a high contrast paint job by allowing the pigment to flow into the texture of the model. As you can see the pigment of the "Slaughter Red" has flowed into the crevasses of the dragon scales nicely. The wings and ridge back are painted with red, orange, and yellow. Then the base is made with Army painter flock and tufts. The whole model is then mainted with Krylon Matte Varnish. For the amount of time I spent, it came out very nicely
You can see a but of sloppiness on the wings. Be sure to not make bubbles, and don't use too much paint or it will pool. Neverthe less, good contrast.
This model comes from the two pack of "Killer Gorillas." This gorilla is painted mostly with black, some gray where apes are typically silver, and a bit of brown on the head. The mouth is painted with Vallejo acrylics and then I slather some Liquitex gloss varnish in there and in the eyes.
Here is another view of this mad gorilla!
And here is the back of this ape. Just a bit of normal white acrylic on the high points to bring out the hair texture.
Here is the second "Killer Gorilla" which I call the big fist gorilla. He is painted in the same colors as the first.
These gorilla bases have bright green flock and some tufts.
This shows the silver back of the gorilla.
This photo shows the next adversary a polar bear. I searched for images of polar bears, and they are off white, not as white as snow, and with some yellow hints on part of their furry underside.
Another view of the angry bear.
The snowy base was done in pure white and then dusted with some white sand granules. I'm sure you can also use coarse salt. Once it is all done, this is all painted with matte varnish to protect it from handling.
Here is Reaper's version of a Yeti. I painted him with a yellow undercoat, white highlights, and leather hands and face.
The Yeti looks like he is dancing.
The rear view of the polar ballerina.
This final photo group is of the last figure, the Owl Bear. Many fantasy rules often have this half-owl, half-bear creature.
The Owl Bear is first painted with leather Speedpaint with about 33% orange in it. Then the black and white feathers are painted with normal acrylics. I copied the colors from some owl photography from the web. Owls have the most beautiful colors.
This last photo shows the back of the owl bear. You can see how the owl upper body transitions into the bear lower body. I used more darker brown Speedpaint to make the bear part darker.
Thanks for reading about my latest miniature figures. I am happy to see how they came out, even though they sat on my bench for a year while I was doing other hobbies. Thanks again.