Friday, March 20, 2015

Reaper Bones: Pirate Team including Gruff Grim Cleaver & Hajad

I fell off my posting scheme to get through these guys this week (the dangers of stretching out your progress). The last two figs are definitely a bit weaker, mostly due to painting, but I'm not super impressed with the sculpting of the treasure chest toting fellow. Perhaps it's more realistic proportions vs 'heroic' models that are so prevalent.

Hajad, the treasure bearer, I think had some fairly decent skin tones done. I painted his eyes which were okay, but I don't think the brown spot of colour for the iris was the right decision. Too similar to the skin, it seems to detract from the eyes. Perhaps no iris would have been better. 
The metallics on the chest edging could benefit from a highlight as well.

Grim could have had some colourful food splatter put on his chest. He also has a small apron I left black (behind the pouch on his belt). I was a little out to sea (haha) on what to do with it. The wood stock on the gun is so large, I'm not too happy with the uniform brown I ended up with. And the dew-rag could pop a bit more with some highlighting.

All 4 figs were completed on a pretty tight schedule considering I had family staying here for most the week/weekend. Once again, they are bones, so I'm happy to consider them good enough.


  1. I think if you were to try to give Hajad a black pupil in each eye, he would look just fine. I like his sculpt and painting.

    Grim could indeed do with the odd smear and splash on that shirt. I do like his sculpt though and the apron is so small, that I don't think it's too much of an issue to leave it as you have done.

    Good stuff, I think they all look rather cohesive for a group of pirates!

  2. Hmmm, I'll have to try it with my next set of eyes. I'm very happy to hear they are looking cohesive...great praise indeed! =)