As Reaper posted their second Bones Kickstarter project this week, I was reminded that I hadn’t painted any of the first batch. I really only wanted about half of what was in the Kickstarter deal, but half was enough to make the deal worthwhile. I traded some figures with others in the HAWKs and sold another batch at Historicon, retaining the ones I really wanted. I took advantage of being furloughed to take care of some needed “honey do’s” around the house and also work on some of the Reaper figures.
Some weeks back I posted that I was working on a Victorian version of the Marvel Avengers. The only Avenger I was missing was Thor. Someone online suggested a blacksmith. I converted one of the Reaper blacksmith figures to be Thor. He’s the one on the left in the picture below.
I considered making the apron red, like Thor’s cape, but that looked goofy, so I made his pants red instead.
Here is a view of the complete Avengers group in action against a giant crab. The front row, from left to right: Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, and Hawkeye. The back row, from left to right: the Hulk and Iron Man.
I’m not sure how this figure became part of the handful I pulled from the box, but since she was on the table, she got painted.
I tried to be a bit artistic with these. I wanted them to look as if they were being lit by the lanterns. The effect was not nearly as good as I had hoped.
I really like the two figures on the right. They depict the typical dungeon delver, heavily laden with weapons and treasure.
Why so many duplicates? You can never have too many townspeople, so one of my Kickstarter add-ons was a second set of civilians.
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