Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Reaper Bones Unicorn Painted - Narnia Project Continues

Couldn't sleep, so I did something productive. Here he is - the somewhat finished Reaper Bones unicorn. I did quite a bit of experimenting and learning with this figure. While he didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted, I'm calling it good for tonight as it is after 2:00 in the morning.

Again, I'm feeling really pleased with the quality of Reaper's plastic line. This is my second model from that line and I have no complaints.

Here's a photo of the unicorn standing between a couple of other horse-ish models for size reference. On his right, our left, is Arwen on horseback from GW. On his left, our right, is a centaur. The unicorn is quite a bit bigger than the GW horse, and noticeably bigger than the centaur mini. While this might irritate some people, I kind of like him being so tall. It makes him look powerful.

And here again is the group, the unicorn being the seventh addition. I feel like I'm becoming a better painter as I go through this process. It'll be interesting to see the difference in paint job quality from the first figure to the last. :)

My projected Narnian army continues to grow in my mind. Through a continued scouring of the web, I've been putting together a list that includes fauns, various wild animals (including bears, big cats, deer, hawks, and mice), flying horses, dwarfs, and when the time is right, a proper Lion. I've also managed to find models that will work for Peter, Edmund, and Lucy, but I'm having some difficulty finding a suitable model to represent Susan. I'll keep searching though.

I've also begun a sister list for a White Witch army - wolves, minotaurs, Queen Jadis, etc. It's almost been as fun searching for the right minis as it has been painting them. :)


  1. Another cracking job on a simply stunning miniature.

    1. It is rather a good miniature, isn't it? I like the figure much more than I thought I would.