This is my second commission for the Dwarf Hero “Thorvald” from Reaper Minis. This one was a little more intense, requiring a fair amount of conversion work. The left arm was reposed, the axe was changed for a mace, the shield was added, and his normal sword scabard was clipped and ground away and replaced with beard and scalemail. All of that was mounted on a scenic base and given a non-metallic metal paint job.
I’m starting to get over this stupid cold, and decided to break out one of my own models to see if the Painting Force was once again with me. I picked up the Reaper Mousling Heroes box set a few months ago for my D&D group, and we have a new campaign starting soon so I thought it was about time they get some paint.
I started with the largest Mousling, the Barbarian. This guy stands about 20mm tall, or about 32mm if you measure to the top of the axe, and is significantly more stacked than the rest of the Mouslings. I choose to give him a tiger-like appearance to make him seem more wild and feral; I usually like to give Barbarian characters lots of tribal styled tattoos, but that doesn’t really fly on something covered with fur.
Anyway, I’m pretty happy with the result, and I’m returning to my regular painting schedule starting… now!
If these guys look familiar, it’s because I painted the first half of this team a few months ago! Like the Human team, these Elves have some new, unlikely teammates.
I recently completed painting a Human Blood Bowl team, themed after the Oakland Raiders. They have a few unlikely teammates as well, and a Goblin Announcer.
Rounding out the group of Reaper Models is this Elven Scout. As much as it’s very simple and straightforward, I loved painting this model.
I’m a definite fan of this model – I wish it were larger so it could stand in for certain other Orc Warbosses!
This may well be my favourite of the bunch, and is certainly one of the best female faces I’ve ever painted. It helps that the cast was absolutely flawless.
Next up is Isabella Florentina, Female Swashbuckler! Sadly, there was a bit of a casting defect with her right eye, but I did my best to minimize its appearance.