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Reaper Miniatures Mummy Warriors and Mummy Captain

Reaper Miniatures Mummy Warriors and Mummy Captain

Ok, maybe a bit too obvious, but I have a few models recently finished that might have a nickname of Eddie.

These are all Bones figures.  The first batch work of Bones I have done.  The mold lines were a bit fiddly and I will be honest in saying I didn’t really bother in taking most of them off.

Reaper Miniatures  Mummy Captain

Reaper Miniatures Mummy Captain

I did clean most of the mold lines off of the Mummy Captain but I painted him to resemble a Pharaoh so I shall probably make him a boss type monster.

Reaper Miniatures Mummy Warriors

Reaper Miniatures Mummy Warriors

Reaper Miniatures Mummy Warrior

Reaper Miniatures Mummy Warrior

As the basic mummies show, I made some difficult choices on colour.  I actually had these painted to the same colour I have seen on mummies on display in museums.  But to be honest, it didn’t quite look right.  So I went with the stereotype and out came the white wrappings.  I also elected for colourful clothing, and didn’t really drab it down too much.  All the bronze is suitably corroded though.  I am very happy with that effect, my first time trying it and a very realistic looking result I think.  A bit washed out in the photos though.  I might try breaking out the old printed wall backdrop to get better colour display and less wash-out.

Reaper Miniatures Brother Roberto, Harvey Brimstone, Astrid Female Bard, Mummy Warriors and Mummy Captain

Reaper Miniatures Brother Roberto, Harvey Brimstone, Astrid Female Bard, Mummy Warriors and Mummy Captain

Reaper Miniatures Harvey Brimstone, Astrid Female Bard, Mummy Warriors and Mummy Captain

Reaper Miniatures Harvey Brimstone, Astrid Female Bard, Mummy Warriors and Mummy Captain

Of course the gratuitous action shot shows our intrepid heroes facing the wrath of the Mummy.  I went pretty silly for their support in that I have a few scarab swarms ready for paint.

Hopefully something inspired you today, if nothing else showing what about 3 hours of work can get you.

 

 

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Dungeon Work in Progress

After a long and busy weekend helping a friend re-shingle his house.  See skills in building models are just as valid in building a house.

I don’t have too much new to update on other than a few new pieces assembled but not painted.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

First up is another 90 degree corner piece.  I opted to add some wooden panels and stairs to make it seem unique.  It is the out of place things like this that used to drive me nuts in role-playing games or video games.  I remember the party being held up for a couple of hours and endless plans being debated over a piece of wire sticking out of the ground.  Turns out the DM was just trying out a random table for dungeon dressing.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

A four-way intersection.  Instead of single pillars that would very likely break I opted to make the piece rectangular so a full wall can be placed instead.  I originally planned to put arches all through here but the lack of support and millimeter variances in size drove me nuts.  Word to the wise: if you are building arches make sure they are solidly supported as they don’t do well as stand alone parts.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Ah, the yawning chasm that blocks the path.  To build this I carefully cut out sections leaving a lip and gradually lowered it tiny slice by tiny slice.  And after 20 minutes got bored so clawed out big chunks instead and used my heat gun to smooth it out a bit and drop the depth.  So the end result is the lip is gone but I will make a removable wooden plank bridge to cross.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Nothing too fancy, just a dead end.  If I plan to keep the dungeon completely modular I will need a few of these to cap off passages.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon

A simple lay-out demonstrating the 4-way intersection.

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon is over-run by Mummies and scarabs

Hirst Arts Modular Dungeon is over-run by Mummies and scarabs

And the mandatory action shot.  Since the modules are unpainted I felt some unpainted monsters would suffice.  Visible here are mummies and scarabs Bones miniatures by Reaper.

Hopefully something here inspired you today, if nothing else to show you modeling skills are just as practical in construction.

Note: modeling skills are in no way practical in construction.  If you try to patch and build with Hirst blocks, foam core and popsicle sticks please send me pictures but keep me out of any phrases like “liability” or “lawsuit”.