Inspired by David (Tower of the Archmage) I broke out some reaper bones that I have collecting dust in my closet. Caffeineforge does a regular weekly posting of a single miniatures (with the order determined more than a month in advance) painted by multiple different painters. Their skills seem around my own, so it's quite a treat to paint something, and then see what other folk have done with it conceptually and technically.
I managed to find about the first 10 of the bones in the list, wash them up (apparently the release agents can do weird things to your primer and/or cause the paint not to stick for long), prime, and paint the first one. It was a bit of a race on Sunday to try and get him finished, and pictured before the deadline.
David (another one!) at Caffeineforge only posts a single pic, so I had to download GIMP (a free photoshop program) and futz about to get a single picture with 3 views.
Unfortunately, the figure has no nose (this is not too uncommon with bones) so his face looks a bit funny. I decided to make his wolf pelt that of a hellhound, and contemplated trying to free hand a wolf muzzle on the shield. I didn't feel up to it and went with a classic chaos sign from the warhammer universe.
Red and bronzes go well together. I didn't want to overpower the fig with metalics though, so I stayed with a leather for the armour (despite the fact it's entirely nonsensical to have leather over metal rather than vis versa). I even tried to paint the eyes...which went about as poorly as expected, but without experimenting, you won't get better. Overall I'm pretty happy with this one.