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Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 06:45:23


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Is it that time again?

YES!

Yes it is!

Time for a new thread of Reapery goodness!

If you're just tuning in, Reaper is just my favorite mini company out there. There are companies out there making better models, there are companies making more models, but Reaper alone hits that sweet spot of diversity, quantity, quality and madness that makes each month's releases just a lot of fun.

Plus they put out tons of stuff in God's Own Casting Medium, METAL

What will we get this week, Were Sharks? Dancing Girls? Super villains? Who knows!

So let's dig in...

http://www.reapermini.com/



First off we have Kelainen Darkmantle, Evil Wizard. Honestly when your last name is Darkmantle your family doesn't have all that many career options do they. Pretty much Evil Wizard, Necromancer, maybe Vampire. That's about covers it. What I like about him is as the heroes move in they probably have put up an Anti-Magic Sphere or Protection From Evil 10' Radius, but there's not way they'd be ready for Kelainen Darkmantle, Evil Wizard to hit them with a molatov cocktail! Another sign of just how clever Kelainen Darkmantle, Evil Wizard is!



2 city guards, nice and beefy, a decent set. My first thought was how they'd work as Custodes with a head swap.



A goblin boss and some henchgoblins. Another nice set, but I might get them in bones given the ever-rising price of METAL



Finally a very useful model that can serve as female vampire, a manananggal or even a penanggalan (during daylight hours of course).

DM - You see an attractive pale woman in skimpy clothes hanging out in the graveyard.
Player - Nothing suspicious about that, I ignore her.

Over on the Bones side of house there's some pretty cool stuff too.



Gremlins and Kobolds, not super detailed but nice and cheap for hoards.



Greater and lesser Stitch Golems for your Nightmare Before Christmas campaign.



A...

A...

(oh my gawd)

A WERE ARMADILLO!

Just the thing for... um... darn, I'm out. I got nothing.



Death Star Lilies, which are just the thing to dress up a small moon or space station table but seem to be just begging for a trademark suit.



Not entirely sure what this. Either a dragon plant or some finecast left out in the sun too long.



Did you ever do a game where the heroes were trying to infiltrate the Fire Giant castle but got caught and thrown in the dungeon but then you had to stop the game when you realized you didn't have a Fire Giant Jailer model for the next scene? Well that won't happen again!

I got this dude from the Kickstarter and he's just awesome.



Got two of these guys, because damn. Awesome.

Plus you never know when the players will cast two Monster Summoning VIIs in the same battle. Gotta be ready.



And finally, a brain. IN A JAR!

Such a great model. It can be a mad scientist who put his own brain in a jar. Or an experimental subject who had his brain put in a jar. Or even um... some sort of brain monster that evolved its own jars?

Anyway pick up a half dozen of them to dress up your Adeptus Mech tables, they're cheap enough!

So it looks like 2018 is off to a strong start! Tune in next time when we might have Were Giraffes and Cyber Pigeons. Because at this point, why not?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 06:50:11


Post by: ph34r


That brain in a jar is excellent.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 08:29:08


Post by: Padre


Love them all!

Could you use the Brain in a Jar as an AM Princeps, maybe? One who just didn't know when to give up and call it a day?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 10:04:57


Post by: TheDraconicLord


Love it all, but in a scale of 1 to 10, that brain in a jar is absolutely AWESOME. On the practical side of things, those 2 City Guards look fantastic. I guess my Biggs and Wedge duo could finally have their own miniaturas.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 10:58:23


Post by: ced1106


Happy 2018!

Reaper's doing a year-long promotion again! Spend $40 and get a miniature-of-the-month from their Dungeon "every old license are new sculpts again" Dwellers miniature line.

Info about the old one here: http://ddwzrd.com/

Anyone remember these? And are willing to admit it?





Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 14:00:53


Post by: Necros


i never knew I needed a Weremadillo model until this very moment.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 14:09:52


Post by: Elbows


Really digging the goblin king and the gate guards - both nice additions.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 18:08:27


Post by: Easy E


Were-Armadillo!

Just what my post-apoc, Texas-based, Fury Road RPG needed!

Roadkill for sure!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 18:30:09


Post by: NinthMusketeer


Always enjoy reading these threads.

Lol@ weremadillo.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 18:32:58


Post by: Pacific


And the best news thread of Dakka returns for 2018!

Love the brain in the jar, it's amazing that hasn't been done before. It really does have that many uses!

Could see that Weremadillo being quite cool for Blood Bowl Necromantic teams, in place of the werewolf.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 19:39:25


Post by: kestral


Love it - thanks for doing this. But is the brain in a jar to scale? Or is it some kind of GIANT BRAIN? I'm getting those guards in the kickstarter, so I'm psyched I can use them as Custodes 'cause I hear they're da bomb. I like the stitch golumns and the Gremlins as "Generally Useful things that you might need some time" or GUTTYMINSTs". I have alot of GUTTYMINSTs but would be open to more.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/30 20:28:27


Post by: Red Harvest


The classic "Keep on truckin' spell-casting" pose

A shout out to Robert Crum, I suppose.

Some nice stuff. Brain in a Jar. So much potential. A bit small to be an Elder Brain. A Junior Brain possibly.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/01/31 23:44:20


Post by: TheWaspinator


Yeah, I like Reaper Bones a lot. I doubt any other company would make stuff like that Werearmadillo or the Space Mouslings.

Brain in a Jar has a lot of potential for support figures. Maybe a Space Marine Cherub for a devastator squad?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/01 00:42:16


Post by: TheAuldGrump


And tomorrow, there will be a new Dungeon Dweller being sent with the packages....


Hmmm, I like him, a lot, but he looks more like a Grenadier mini than the old Heritage Dungeon Dwellers.... (Still old school.)

The Auld Grump


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/04 23:34:19


Post by: Balance


This thread is the warmth in a long, cold winter.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/05 16:22:52


Post by: mdauben


 Red Harvest wrote:
The classic "Keep on truckin' spell-casting" pose.

It does look like he's been taking a few nips out of that "spirit bottle" before hitting the adventure trail.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/05 16:25:30


Post by: KTG17


The only Reaper game I have ever played was Warlord. I got the starter set way back in the day with a couple of extra characters. I have to admit it was a little cheesy, but I liked it. Has anyone else played it?

Its the only time I have see a game using Reaper specific minis.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/05 21:02:23


Post by: TheAuldGrump


Almost never see Warlord being played - but I see Reaper miniatures being used all the time for RPGs, Mordheim, Frostgrave, and Kings of War.

For the kids games and painting sessions I run, I mostly see Reaper Bones on the table.

Pretty sure they are aiming at the RPG market, and pretty sure they are hitting their target.

The Auld Grump


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/08 17:47:59


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


No METAL this time around I've afraid but lots of Bones to keep us happy while we wait for more METAL





I must have read Father Dagon's name a hundred times before I realize he wasn't Father Dragon. Well whatever he is he's huge and scary. No idea what I'd use him for but if you ever need a... whatever that is, Reaper has you covered.



For the life of me I cannot remember what a Merrow is, but there's one if you need one.




Whether you're crawling the sewers of Waterdeep or stalking the depths of the Underhive you can never have too many cultists.

Next up is the Dark Young, that doesn't sound too bad, probably some sort of imp or...


Oh sweet Mary and Joseph! What that @#$% is that?



And who brought his little brother?


And the horrors keep rolling along with a certain Public Domain dark god's spawn.



Speaking of whom...


Well here's a handy fellow, but I hear he's always looking to stuff his face...



Oh thank goodness, it's just an animated creature of graveyard earth and tombs. Something nice and normal.


Really says something when that's not even on the top ten scariest things I've seen tonight.


Ah just an animated skeleton, nothing to worry about here.

(pro-tip, unbend the sword before taking pictures for your store)


And that... that's just disturbing.

But y'know, in a sexual kind of way, not a sanity shattering eldrich horror sort of way.



And these dudes are kind of cute.



Not as cute, but decent giants at a good price.



Two graves, that can also serve as ghosts, or golems or just statues. These I can see myself getting.


And a fine objective or bit of terrain.

And there we are, another round of quality Reaper releases. There's a bit more stuff, some wolves, some mouslings and so on, but those are the highlights I think.



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/08 17:59:17


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Finally they're releasing the Dark Young and the Mi-go. The other monsters and the Giants all look great, except for the Gug. They should have resculpted that before spending thousands on a mold for plastic.

The sexy liche is kind of a head scratcher for me.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/08 18:24:09


Post by: Red Harvest


A tombstone Golem. Nice.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/08 18:39:16


Post by: Galas


Those norse giants are gonna enter my Barbarian chaos army instantly!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/08 22:08:44


Post by: TheDraconicLord


I ... I really want all of the Lovecraft mythos miniatures ... but if I do that, I'm probably getting the Call of Cthulhu RPG book :and I really want to avoid that situation


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/08 23:44:01


Post by: TheAuldGrump


 TheDraconicLord wrote:
I ... I really want all of the Lovecraft mythos miniatures ... but if I do that, I'm probably getting the Call of Cthulhu RPG book :and I really want to avoid that situation

That's okay, you can use them in Pathfinder....

My good lady wife had all of my Dark Young, both by Reaper and RAFM, lined up, with wisps of cotton in front of them while she was working on an Eberron adventure for me to play in a few months.... Should I be worried?

The Auld Grump - yeah, I should be worried.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/09 06:46:41


Post by: TheWaspinator


How big is that Dark Young, anyway? The pictures make him seem pretty good sized.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/09 06:57:29


Post by: ced1106


 TheDraconicLord wrote:
I ... I really want all of the Lovecraft mythos miniatures ... but if I do that, I'm probably getting the Call of Cthulhu RPG book :and I really want to avoid that situation


Just pick up the Quickstart and any Cthulhu RPG adventures. The RPG system is dated as simulationist, based on the old RuneQuest RPG, when it should be narrative, like the Gumshoe system. In other words, when I ran CoC, the investigators would have easily died off had I followed the game system, so I made my own version centered around advancing the plot, not recreating combat scenes. https://rpggeek.com/thread/655959/cthulhu-dice-rpg-review


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/09 10:42:26


Post by: Groundh0g


Is the resin 'B' there used to judge scale? If so, how big is the 'B'?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/09 12:12:56


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I think (OK I'm sure) the little Ms and Bs are to indicate metal and bones insce you can't always tell with a painted figure.

They used to have little markers in the photos at 10mm intervals but I don't see them in the latest.

It looks like the letters are 5mm tall but that's just a guess.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/09 16:15:13


Post by: TheDraconicLord


ced1106 wrote:
 TheDraconicLord wrote:
I ... I really want all of the Lovecraft mythos miniatures ... but if I do that, I'm probably getting the Call of Cthulhu RPG book :and I really want to avoid that situation


Just pick up the Quickstart and any Cthulhu RPG adventures. The RPG system is dated as simulationist, based on the old RuneQuest RPG, when it should be narrative, like the Gumshoe system. In other words, when I ran CoC, the investigators would have easily died off had I followed the game system, so I made my own version centered around advancing the plot, not recreating combat scenes. https://rpggeek.com/thread/655959/cthulhu-dice-rpg-review


The Quickstart is a great idea, but I'm uncertain about the other: I have been listening to Seth Skorkowsky' channel and it isn't supposed to have your character constantly dying. Sure, there's a highter than usual attrition, but it shouldn't be so easy. There's also "Pulp Cthulhu" rules to make it more combat heavy too! (more D&D like, less real, so the investigators can actually survive several fights)


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/09 16:23:37


Post by: mdauben


 TheDraconicLord wrote:
I ... I really want all of the Lovecraft mythos miniatures ... but if I do that, I'm probably getting the Call of Cthulhu RPG book :and I really want to avoid that situation

There is a Cthulhu sourcebook coming out for the Pathfinder RPG. They have shown pics of the completed book in KS updates, so I would expect its going to ship soon and will be available though regular retail channels shortly after.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/09 23:06:44


Post by: Gitzbitah


 Groundh0g wrote:
Is the resin 'B' there used to judge scale? If so, how big is the 'B'?


I don't have the Cthulu stuff, but I did the kickstarter for the others. If you want the height of the others, just say the word.



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/10 04:01:25


Post by: ced1106


 TheDraconicLord wrote:
There's also "Pulp Cthulhu" rules to make it more combat heavy too! (more D&D like, less real, so the investigators can actually survive several fights)


Sure, use whatever system you and your group likes. My system is to fudge the dice so the characters live until the climax then let one or two survive.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/02/11 11:22:56


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Interview with their art director




Interesting insights a bit basic but interesting.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/05 05:55:43


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


A new month, and new METAL

The special for this month is goblins



Perfectly serviceable and adequate ones at that, and hey you get two and their 'free' (with purchase) so no complaints there.

The line of civilians and townsfolk grows, there's a courtesan...



Or is she actually an assassin posing as a courtesan?



And a milkmaid, or is she a sorceress posing as a milkmaid?



A cooper, or is it a mass-poisoner posing as a cooper?



And finally a sage, or is it a necromancer posing as a sage?



A rarely-represented fantasy race gets their moment in the sun this month, with a lineup of new elves!
First up a rather heavily armored rogue.



Then an elf barbarian of indeterminate gender. You can see ze is a barbarian by zir's especially spiky sword.



Finally an elf necromancer with a scythe that weighs more than ze does.

Another solid month of releases from Reaper. I can certainly see the courtesan and sage coming home.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/05 06:11:19


Post by: Theophony


When I saw the milkmaid I seriously thought

“ form of a bucket”
“Form of water”
Wonder twins activate


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/05 08:13:35


Post by: Pacific


.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/05 08:20:49


Post by: Galas


 Pacific wrote:
.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?


Spoiler:



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/05 11:31:43


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Theophony wrote:
When I saw the milkmaid I seriously thought

“ form of a bucket”
“Form of water”
Wonder twins activate


But, but while Zan could turn into water based things Zana could only become animals so who's turning into the bucket here?

It doesn't make sense!

Also is it just me or is the Milk Maid's arm really short? Maybe the angle?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/05 11:58:59


Post by: ingtaer


 Pacific wrote:
.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?


We were, yes.

Pass me the mind bleach please.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/05 12:17:08


Post by: Theophony


 ingtaer wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?


We were, yes.

Pass me the mind bleach please.


You act a samurai though the cartoons of my generation aren’t up to today’s standards.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/05 12:31:52


Post by: ingtaer


 Theophony wrote:
 ingtaer wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
.. Am I better off not knowing what that's referring to?


We were, yes.

Pass me the mind bleach please.


You act a samurai though the cartoons of my generation aren’t up to today’s standards.


Thankfully I don't know todays standards, lets go for a few decades ago which makes as much sense now as it was supposed to then;



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/05 15:01:58


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


If we are going to discuss kid shows that feature Reaper-worthy monsters, you simply can't beat this one:




Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/06 14:45:16


Post by: CREEEEEEEEED


What's the difference between bones and resin/plastic/metal?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/06 15:44:23


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Bones are made of a fairly soft PVC that is injection moulded when means they are fairly bendy, and won't snap. They are also formulated to allow painting (using Reaper paints, but it works with many other acrylics) without priming

the flexibility of the PVC also means you can have much more pronounced undercuts than in many other materials as it can be pulled out of the mould where a harder plastic (eg GW) would break

you can also make much bigger stuff than would be economical in metal

but the moulds are expensive (basically similar in cost to those for other plastics)

the disadvantages to the user are thin stuff (eg swords, spears, ankles) are very bendy, details tend to be softer as well, some solvents in spray primers can react badly with them leaving them permanently sticky


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/06 15:52:02


Post by: Elbows


I think, personally, Bones really shines with large models. In my experience I've ditched the few normal 28mm size miniatures in Bones, but have kept the larger monster creatures. They tend to hold better detail and are far more solid. I just find Bones to really suffer on the smaller minis. It's okay for me on some of the bigger ones like Bugbears and the Tre Manor Orcs, but for "human" sized 28mm minis...I can't get on with the stuff.

Creatures/monsters = superb material. Never had trouble priming/painting it so far.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/06 16:33:08


Post by: Polonius


 Elbows wrote:
I think, personally, Bones really shines with large models. In my experience I've ditched the few normal 28mm size miniatures in Bones, but have kept the larger monster creatures. They tend to hold better detail and are far more solid. I just find Bones to really suffer on the smaller minis. It's okay for me on some of the bigger ones like Bugbears and the Tre Manor Orcs, but for "human" sized 28mm minis...I can't get on with the stuff.

Creatures/monsters = superb material. Never had trouble priming/painting it so far.


It also works fine for complete mooks. I've painted the goblins and kobolds from bones one, and they work great.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/07 06:34:59


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


And speaking of Bones, a bunch more hit retail this week. Nothing on par with the Brain in a Jar, but still some decent stuff.

http://www.reapermini.com/




Mouslings must sell, not my poison but someone's sure buying them.





More pin-headed armored good guys. Useful as Paladins, and um... uh... LARPers? Who play Paladins maybe?



Remember that burger you had? Now the cow is back, and she's mad!



Interesting that in the Reaperverse dwarf beards are apparently part of the skull.



They never should have called him shorty.



I assume that Copper Dragons enforce speed limits, bust loitering Wyverns and catch Robber Dragons.



The sphinx glares down on you and you must answer her riddle! "How do I put my shirt on in the morning when my hands are lion claws and I have these honking huge wings sprouting out of my back?"



I just love everything about this ogre, from the rusty armor to the jail door shield. Everything.



And double for the Ogre Matriarch



Great goblin squad, filled with character.



At last! A dwarf jester model! Did you know there is a Jester Character Class? They can control the results of a Wand of Wonder! True story. Now you have the mini for one. Provided you want to play a Dwarf Jester. I imagine his repartee involves a lot of short jokes. A lot.



War pugs! And with a simple conversion you can make your own Pug Dredd!

Spoiler:




I can use this mounted dwarf battle mage to finally start my campaign where a dwarf wizard travels to a village of hill giants to recruit Bigbo on a quest to destroy a magic bracelet (which the giant would end up wearing as a ring).



So there you go, there's more on Reapers site of course.





Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/12 23:40:40


Post by: spiralingcadaver


Soo... is there any rhyme or reason to reaper's releases schedules for their Bones KSs to retail? There are a few goons I'd really like, but I'd prefer to get them in the lighter material (for simple projects, I prefer the cheap durability over pricier pieces with edges that wear faster).


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/03/31 09:05:40


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


The April Dungeon Dweller is up



A 3mm scale giant, also suitable as a 15mm human, 28mm halfling or 54mm quarterling.

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/previews/latest/07004

$10 or free with a $40 purchase.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/17 08:03:05


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


And we're back!



First off Reaper announced that the much beloved size notches are a thing of the past, the new hotness is the 1/4" B or M (for Bones or METAL).

With that mystery solved let's jump into their April releases!!!!one!!




First up is a new fantasy faction that seems to be land version of the iconic Idoneth Deepkin or perhaps a fantasy take on the Aeldari. We'll see if they have legs.



Speaking of which I'm not sure about this one which is described as half of an elf rogue if I'm reading it right. Does she come apart at the waist? Or maybe her back is missing? Or maybe she's only an elf rogue half of the time, like a Jeckle and Hyde werewolf sort of thing? Who knows. Not sure what market there is for half elf rogues.



Pragmatically dressed woman with too much gear.



I really like this fellow from the pose to the roosters on his shield. Not sure I like worth $10, but I do like it.



As a native of the northern wastes Ankoa knows well the dangers of hypothermia and frostbite. That's why he's always careful to put on legwarmers before battling the frost giants.



Or Dire Penguins. DIRE PENGUINS! OMG I need an army of Dire Penguins for my Batman Returns table.

On balance I'd call this release a win, some neat middle of the road figures and DIRE PENGUINS! What more could you want?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 01:48:05


Post by: JoshInJapan


I used to use RP spray primer until I got tired of how heavily it went on, obscuring the details of my models. Reaper apparently hasn't reached that stage yet.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 16:07:33


Post by: Easy E


You know.... we really need more "Dire Animals" in our fantasy games. The possibilities are endless.

Dire Shrews
Dire Badgers
Dire Kittens
Dire Clams
Dire Sparrows

What if we even moved away from just animals?

Dire Shoes
Dire Door Stops
DIre Garden Weasels
Dire Shamwow

This could lead to some unprecedented RPG adventures.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 16:14:39


Post by: Boss Salvage


OH MY FAKK DIRE PENGUIN?!

Somehow I just found this year's thread, been missing out on IMO some really solid releases - minotaur skeleton and the BIG Eldritch critters top it for me, but also dig them tiny Bones gribblies for horde work. Also unexpected penguin is unexpected!

- Salvage


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 16:22:34


Post by: TheDraconicLord


 Easy E wrote:

Dire Shoes
Dire Door Stops
DIre Garden Weasels
Dire Shamwow



So, mimics?



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 17:32:17


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


My next campaign will totally revolved around Dire Clams and their arch enemies the Celestial Oysters.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 17:56:02


Post by: NinthMusketeer


 TheDraconicLord wrote:
 Easy E wrote:

Dire Shoes
Dire Door Stops
DIre Garden Weasels
Dire Shamwow



So, mimics?

DIRE mimics


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 18:04:45


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


You guys are missing the obvious choice. Which encounter will bog down your players in a sticky situation?

The Dire Rhea.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 18:58:35


Post by: Red Harvest


Oh, you just had to trots that one out, eh.

Dire Penguin is ~1.5", which is a nice size. Do like.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 19:06:13


Post by: Boss Salvage


I could have sworn there was actually a Dire Clam in Bones 4 ... Though I was reminded of the Dire Crab, Dire Boar and Dire Crocodile coming down the pike. "Dire Consequences" indeed

Also worth noting in light of recent GeeDubbery:



- Salvage


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/19 22:04:29


Post by: AegisGrimm


Posting before someone accuses Reaper of stealing the 'flying' Dragon Turtle idea from GW's new Idoneth sea aelves.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/20 00:26:13


Post by: Gitzbitah


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
My next campaign will totally revolved around Dire Clams and their arch enemies the Celestial Oysters.


When you're done, please share the write up of your setting. Don't be shellfish.


Puns aside, I want to see the horror of a Dire Owlbear.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/20 02:07:08


Post by: Smokestack


 Gitzbitah wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
My next campaign will totally revolved around Dire Clams and their arch enemies the Celestial Oysters.


When you're done, please share the write up of your setting. Don't be shellfish.


Yeah... don't clam up.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/20 02:46:13


Post by: Scott


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:




Anyway pick up a half dozen of them to dress up your Adeptus Mech tables, they're cheap enough!


Hello, Arch-Magos!


Automatically Appended Next Post:


Tekeli-li! Teseli-li!

Pthenguin?

What a mountain of madness!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/20 03:15:41


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Smokestack wrote:
 Gitzbitah wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
My next campaign will totally revolved around Dire Clams and their arch enemies the Celestial Oysters.


When you're done, please share the write up of your setting. Don't be shellfish.


Yeah... don't clam up.


The first part will revolve around finding the sacred artifact that allows you to tell them apart...


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/20 08:24:22


Post by: Padre


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Smokestack wrote:
 Gitzbitah wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
My next campaign will totally revolved around Dire Clams and their arch enemies the Celestial Oysters.


When you're done, please share the write up of your setting. Don't be shellfish.


Yeah... don't clam up.


The first part will revolve around finding the sacred artifact that allows you to tell them apart...


I've heard the expression "the world is your oyster", but this is getting ridiculous...


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/20 13:36:09


Post by: Albino Squirrel


These jokes are dire.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/20 15:03:44


Post by: Krinsath


Yeah, it's like everyone is trying to flex their comedic mussels. Hopefully Kid_Kyoto's setting is done faster than something bivalve or the wait could be a while...

Always interesting to see what Reaper comes up with though so thanks for keeping the news and humor going KK!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/20 21:09:13


Post by: TheAuldGrump


 Easy E wrote:
You know.... we really need more "Dire Animals" in our fantasy games. The possibilities are endless.

Dire Kittens



Some of them are... quite large....



The Auld Grump


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/20 21:59:10


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


It may not be dire, but Antimatter has a DOOM CLAM if you're in need of more D- animals.



Proxy a doom clam for a dire one?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/21 04:39:39


Post by: TheWaspinator


So, is there some kind of tier list for dire clams, werearmadillos, and space mouslings?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/21 05:39:54


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


And we're back! What will we get this week? Dire Smallbox Bacteria? Werewhales? Werewales (they transform into Wales under the full moon y'know)? Who can say, who can say?



First up, the Frost Giant Queen, who can also serve as a normal queen for your 54mm campaigns or a Frost Titan for your 15mm games.



With her comes Skorg Iron Skull, Fire Giant King who ascended to the throne after winning a no-holds-barred pull-my-finger tournament. What if he had an affair with the Frost Queen? Would it lead to war? Or a new peace between the rival tribes of giants? Whatever happens we know one thing for certain. It would be steamy.



He's escorted by a Fire Giant Bodyguard, whose weapon of choice is completely useless for any target smaller than himself. Perhaps there's a message about the Fire Giant's cultural myopia in there.



In contrast the Fire Giant Warrior's navel flails are great for clearing out smaller targets, he just strides up, shakes his belly and clears the place out.


Logar was a bit uncertain when the King outlawed pants, but after serving a few months as executioner he got used to it.




Werelion and werewaterbuffalo!



The solicit says 'medium air elemental' but I think the picture is wrong, all I see is some crumpled up plastic wrap from the package. Hopefully they'll fix it soon.




In contrast I think this is brilliant, a clear sylph allows for all kinds of interesting inking and painting effects. Which I am completely unqualified to pull off, but I might just try anyway.





Some useful terrain.



Here we have one of the most flexible models Reaper has made. A fierce Lich regenerating its power, or perhaps a Vampire Lord resting in his native soil, or just a zombie being called up or a ghoul waiting for some helpless intruders to feast on. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.



And a model for the 'after' moment.

So that's the April Bones releases, who can say what madness will come next month!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/22 08:50:51


Post by: Dysartes


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Here we have one of the most flexible models Reaper has made. A fierce Lich regenerating its power, or perhaps a Vampire Lord resting in his native soil, or just a zombie being called up or a ghoul waiting for some helpless intruders to feast on. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.


Not to mention that it could be a Mimic...


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/22 09:42:28


Post by: Theophony


 Dysartes wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Here we have one of the most flexible models Reaper has made. A fierce Lich regenerating its power, or perhaps a Vampire Lord resting in his native soil, or just a zombie being called up or a ghoul waiting for some helpless intruders to feast on. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.


Not to mention that it could be a Mimic...


Werezombie resting after feasting, sideshow prop to take picture next to of the worlds largest man (15mm games), worlds smallest man (54mm games), attach lid paint it black and partially cover it in some asteroid sort of terrain for a 2001/x-wing hybrid game..... truly endless possibilities.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/23 00:47:15


Post by: Easy E


 Dysartes wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Here we have one of the most flexible models Reaper has made. A fierce Lich regenerating its power, or perhaps a Vampire Lord resting in his native soil, or just a zombie being called up or a ghoul waiting for some helpless intruders to feast on. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.


Not to mention that it could be a Mimic...



....a dire coffin.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/23 01:44:13


Post by: Barzam


Oh hey, I just saw all of these at the flgs yesterday! Highlord Tamburlaine swears that the lionman is a brand new, non-Kickstarter figure.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/23 07:27:02


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


 Barzam wrote:
Oh hey, I just saw all of these at the flgs yesterday! Highlord Tamburlaine swears that the lionman is a brand new, non-Kickstarter figure.



ooooooorrr, I said it might have been an add on only available in the pledge manager. I'm leaning more that way now. Got the dire werelion while I was at it!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/23 08:29:43


Post by: ritualnet


I broke down and backed Reaper Bones 4 in the end. I pledged the 1 dollar originally and then forgot about it. Got reminded via kickstarter, and was thinking I'd just waste the 1 dollar and leave it, but the lost valley and dinosaur figures (along with the dire creatures) swayed me. Not sure what I'll use them on, but I can't wait to get my dinosaurs, cavemen, fertility idols and... dinosaur cavemen.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/23 14:31:55


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


If you want inspiration, there's always Walking with Dinosaurs. And Walking with Prehistoric Beasts. And Walking with Cavemen. Children ask for them by name. Or at least mine does. Nonstop. Then he pulls leaves off of branches like a sauropod.

If you want to get into giant insects, Walking with Monsters: Before the Dinosaurs will really rile you up against Our Ancient Enemy, The Arthropods. It makes killing spiders feel like the epic conclusion to a half billion year old grudge match.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/23 21:10:00


Post by: Gitzbitah


Behold! Og, the Caveman RPG.

http://firefly-games.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=54

This sounds utterly delightful. I'd imagine very similar to Ork! The Roleplaying Game.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/23 22:45:48


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


Are we talking prehistoric games now?

Paleo Diet from Ganesha Games is pretty cool. Customizable caveman warbands hunting AI driven fauna.

I've been amassing Bones critters for it as it is. That Dino expansion is most wanted item!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/23 23:36:40


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


We're venturing off topic, but that's not the actual boss. The game just wants you to think that's the boss before the big reveal of the super secret bad guy.

Here's the real end boss-



Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not sure if the boss is the 1/80 scale model or the spouse realizing just how big and how much you've spent on that thing.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/23 23:51:03


Post by: AegisGrimm


Yeah, i think the model is doing a pretty good impression of a spouse, there.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/24 03:24:52


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


On topic-ish, here's your end boss.



SOMEONE had to put him to sleep the first time


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/04/24 05:50:49


Post by: TheWaspinator


I think Godzilla could beat Cthulhu.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/01 00:54:55


Post by: ced1106


This month's free Dungeon Dweller is the Cairn Wrath, based on the movie, the Wrath of... okay, I'll shut up now.

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/80761-reaper-dungeon-dwellers-for-may-2018-cairn-wraith/



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/10 09:59:39


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


And we're back with more Bones, more METAL and...



whatever the hell that is...

This month's METAL takes a trip to Dreadmere, a subline that seems to focus on swamps and general horror and despair.


First off a fearsome witch.
Or is she just the washer woman?


And a cruel mercenary.
Or is she just gathering firewood?


And a masked assassin.
Or is she... I dunno, a fishmonger cutting out the bones? I got nothing.

Then there's a new line of what I assume to be were dinosaurs.






Like a lot of recent metals I would rate them as good but costly. I'm not a fan of the little Ms and Bs for size, I miss the old 10mm markers. I'm not sure how big some of these are.


This month's special model is rather nice wraith.

And on the Bones side...


Some sort of were-dragon lion, a dragon bitten by a were lion or lion bitten by a were dragon perhaps.


Interesting, not really a fan, I know it's an air elemental but I think it needs more anthropomorphic features.



Two suits of power armor.






Some macabre terrain.


And someone to hang out in it.


An unpainted Shipwreck Revenant. At $25 for something a couple of inches tall I think we have a real winner. Except...


I... huh. I thought the were dinosaurs or walking shipwreck would win this week but y'know, I gotta give it to sexy were giraffe. Were-Giraffe-By-Night to steal a name from Adam Warren.

I'd call this month a winner. The shipwreck alone made my day, never mind the rest. I got the were giraffe in the last kickstarter, I think I'll have to break his sexy butt out for some painting.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/10 11:23:25


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Wow



Reaper's pushing in on 40K with this Space Sharks (or Carcharodons) dreadnaught, will GW have a filibuster of lawyers on the way to destroy it?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/10 11:41:38


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
Wow

Reaper's pushing in on 40K with this Space Sharks (or Carcharodons) dreadnaught, will GW have a filibuster of lawyers on the way to destroy it?


Or they're stealing ideas from the Fish Elfs!

Reaper why are you stealing ideas from the Fish Elfs? More importantly how did you steal ideas from the Fish Elfs a year before they came out?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/10 12:13:51


Post by: ChaoticMind


 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
Wow



Reaper's pushing in on 40K with this Space Sharks (or Carcharodons) dreadnaught, will GW have a filibuster of lawyers on the way to destroy it?





That beast is no puny basic dread variant, maybe a contemptor or one of the FW ones but I’m not familiar with them.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/10 15:25:54


Post by: Mysterio


I think he was joking.

At least, I hope he was.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/29 11:34:38


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


As May winds down June's METAL appears!


Gon'Tarr is billed as an Orc, but the anatomy is all wrong. No head growing out of his rib cage, no bow legs, no teeth the size of tennis rackets. Poor show.


Phineas here should meet all your needs for Necromancers or Hogswart instructors.


No lie. Alec here is a solid looking mage character. Or Hogswart student.


Same with this ranger, he looks ready to climb down the next dungeon he sees.


This Blighted Dryad is a bit static and not all that Blighted. I'd honestly prefer the GW ones.


This Dark Dwarf Irontongue Priest looks ready to hammer the Obsidian Spike to join the Eastern and Western Halves of his demonic railroad allowing the forces of darkness to unite and destroy the forces of order. Unless someone can steal the Obsidian Spike first! Wow, that's a campaign right there.


OK the caption says this is some sort of Dragon, but no wings, no horns, no spines, I doubt it even breaths fire. Poor show Reaper.

And finally

A fearsome baroness of hell bring forth her uh... beer. Evil beer.
Stay weird Reaper.

So no were giraffes or Steampunk Wizard of Oz characters but some solid fantasy figures and a demonic barmaid so I'd call this a winner.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/29 11:54:12


Post by: ingtaer


That Komodo dragon thing is legit, might get some of them for Exodite weapons mounts (cause what is better than a big lizard, than a big lizard with a freakin lazer?). Are the letters for scale as well?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/29 12:04:07


Post by: hive


 ingtaer wrote:
Are the letters for scale as well?


The letter indicates what material it is in. In this case, Metal.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/29 12:08:09


Post by: ingtaer


Ah, so there is no way of knowing how big the bugger is then?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/29 12:18:46


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Letters are 1/4 inch IIRC not great but it's something


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/29 12:22:52


Post by: ingtaer


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Letters are 1/4 inch IIRC not great but it's something


Cheers, so that actually works out pretty well as a grav platform proxy, other than being about 300% too long.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/29 12:31:51


Post by: Zenithfleet


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


OK the caption says this is some sort of Dragon, but no wings, no horns, no spines, I doubt it even breaths fire. Poor show Reaper.


Was just about to post 'IT'S A KOMODO DRAGON YOU FOOL' before I realised you were kid-kyoto-ing.

Yep, it's late.

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

And finally

A fearsome baroness of hell bring forth her uh... beer. Evil beer.
Stay weird Reaper.


That says Planescape to me. I love it.

She's probably about to serve a fiend and a deva debating the nature of existence while a floating skull tries to chat her up.

If she's not actually a bunch of rats operating a clockwork body with a succubus illusion cast on it, I'd be amazed. And so would everyone else in the pub.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/29 16:35:36


Post by: Easy E


Were-Dinosaurs! I hope the creatives behind the new Jurassic Park films are watching this!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 09:18:14


Post by: Zywus


hive wrote:
 ingtaer wrote:
Are the letters for scale as well?


The letter indicates what material it is in. In this case, Metal.

I think you meant to say: METAL


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 10:09:07


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Zenithfleet wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


OK the caption says this is some sort of Dragon, but no wings, no horns, no spines, I doubt it even breaths fire. Poor show Reaper.


Was just about to post 'IT'S A KOMODO DRAGON YOU FOOL'


Kokomo Dragon? Not familiar with it. I largely dropped out after 2nd edition, played a bit of 3rd so I'm not really up on what's been added to the game.

Glad you see a use for it.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 13:46:56


Post by: Ezekiel000


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Zenithfleet wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


OK the caption says this is some sort of Dragon, but no wings, no horns, no spines, I doubt it even breaths fire. Poor show Reaper.


Was just about to post 'IT'S A KOMODO DRAGON YOU FOOL'


Kokomo Dragon? Not familiar with it. I largely dropped out after 2nd edition, played a bit of 3rd so I'm not really up on what's been added to the game.

Glad you see a use for it.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komodo_dragon


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 13:53:44


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


WHOOOOOOOOOSH!

Goes the joke...


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 14:03:22


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I must have been attacked by Mantic's Chroneas, because I suddenly feel old.

Never heard of Kokomo? "Bodies in the sand" sound familiar? Don't mess with the Kokomo Dragon.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 14:06:33


Post by: Zenithfleet


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Zenithfleet wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


OK the caption says this is some sort of Dragon, but no wings, no horns, no spines, I doubt it even breaths fire. Poor show Reaper.


Was just about to post 'IT'S A KOMODO DRAGON YOU FOOL'


Kokomo Dragon? Not familiar with it. I largely dropped out after 2nd edition, played a bit of 3rd so I'm not really up on what's been added to the game.

Glad you see a use for it.


Back in the day you saw Kokomo spam on every table thanks to their overpowered 'Fleet of Clawed Spaceships' rule.

Ever eaten Kokomo spam? I tell you it gets monotonous.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 14:08:20


Post by: Mysterio


It's not really his fault as many of the LULZ POSTS aren't actually that funny.

Unless that's the joke too?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 14:45:14


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


It whooshed me. I'm trying to get the reference.

Maybe I'm just old. Just makes me think of the Beach Boys song.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 15:17:56


Post by: ironicsilence


 ChaoticMind wrote:
 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
Wow



Reaper's pushing in on 40K with this Space Sharks (or Carcharodons) dreadnaught, will GW have a filibuster of lawyers on the way to destroy it?





That beast is no puny basic dread variant, maybe a contemptor or one of the FW ones but I’m not familiar with them.


I'm not sure why I need a this model or wtf im going to do with it, but the players in my pathfinder game will weep when i figure it out


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 16:14:07


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
It whooshed me. I'm trying to get the reference.

Maybe I'm just old. Just makes me think of the Beach Boys song.


That's what I thought the reference was for. Is there some other Kokomo thing?


PS: I love the audiophiles who think Kokomo is ther worst thing ever. Apparently the Beach Boys could have been the American Beatles, but made Kokomo instead.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 16:26:38


Post by: Gitzbitah


ironicsilence I've run mine as an oversized Wood golem, or a metal golem. Ideally crafted by Sahuagin, or some especially inventive and fiendish Bullywug sorceror. It is a major crowd pleaser.

And of course when in doubt, and when the players are being colossal jerks about your nautical adventure, have their ship turn out to be a mimic. Be eaten by it, or kill it and drown. Bwahahahahahahah!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/30 21:16:43


Post by: Theophony


Here I thought Phineas was a chiropractor I thought the spine on top of the staff and the skull were devices he used to “Know Alignment”. The bad smell around him I just mistook for those scented oils some chiropractors use and one of them just went bad.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/05/31 15:06:41


Post by: Balance


 Mysterio wrote:
It's not really his fault as many of the LULZ POSTS aren't actually that funny.

Unless that's the joke too?


I feel like they're kind of dad-jokes of product release reviews.

On the other hand, they never fail to amuse me, even if there's no belly-laughs.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/06 10:06:58


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


And we're back with more June releases!

The first big release the monthly Dungeon Dweller model, welcome to...


Lanaerel Grayleaf! Ze is a elven archer out to avenge the death of zer family at hands of the goblins!

Then we have several linch... lynth... lync... were creatures!

Or are we calling them Flesh Walkers now, I forget.



First off some sort of wereflyingsquirrel I believe.



Then a weremonkey or perhaps a weremandrill.

Sorry, no currently released products could be found.


The wereboar has proven unusually elusive for a creature not really known for its stealth.



"Vanja, Fire Giant Queen (Huge)"... sadly body shaming remains an issue even in the Realms of Fairie.



Invisible Kyphrixis, shadow haunter of the Fire Swamps is the arch enemy of Visible Sixirhpyk the legendary Day-Glo Orange Dragon of the Ice Desert.



Speaking of visible... A Coral Golem. How... how do you even build one, do you cast Airy Water and assemble it under the sea? Or contract with Merpeople to gather the materials you need? So many questions.





So did someone ask for Steampunk Wizard of Oz figures? Cause now we have them.

The Lion and winged monkeys are choice.


So much character, that guy just stepped off the pages of pulp novel. He's going to find the route to Skull Island or we're all going to die trying.


A pulpy physician, also usable as a forensic accountant, a Fuller Brush salesman, a somewhat brusk boarder or an outerworldly deamonic entity in human form.


A pulpy psychologist, also usable as an Egyptologist, an officious city official, a self-important department store manager, or the wearer of an acursed pair of specticals that impart the wearer with unearthly powers and equally unholy desires.


Dude with a .22 and a trench coat. Sometimes you gotta go with the classics.


Jane Porter, wife of Tarzan Lord of the Public Domain.


Pulp Hera Female Pilot, there's a name that needs a lot of unpacking. I'll assume the Pulp Hera is a magical scroll that controls or pilots females.


And finally a model a lot of use have been waiting for, the Sledgehammer BFG! Now I just need to paint the one from the kickstarter before its second birthday.

I gotta say I am outright shocked that most buyable models this month are a sea captain, psychologist and doctor. It's really the poses and faces that make them work.



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/06 14:02:44


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


I'm amazed Wappel was able to restrain himself to such ordinary basing. Lol

I need that archer model.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/06 16:18:40


Post by: Easy E


I wonder if that Coral Golemn is safe for my home Aquarium.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/06 16:27:09


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Will any of the BFG's crew be available separately?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/06 17:52:23


Post by: Wyrmalla


That Tin Woodcutter would work great as a Factotum from the Elder Scrolls series (the Clockwork City has a pretty sci-fi aesthetic, compared to the fantasy look of the games). I'd prefer metal or resin though.

Edit: ooh it is available in metal as an earlier release. Woo, I'll buy a load of them for my Elder Scrolls collection. Those are just the thing for medium Constructs in Frostgrave.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/06 18:08:27


Post by: BrookM


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Will any of the BFG's crew be available separately?
IIRC only through Victoria Lamb's own webshop and only in resin instead of plastic.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/06 18:17:52


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I just realized the Steampunk Cowardly Lion is Hellboy.



Deliberate homage or is it just that at this point there's so much out there that everything looks like something?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/06 18:31:27


Post by: porkuslime


The "lion" sure reminds me of Hellboy.. maybe that is the point..


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/06 19:24:27


Post by: Pacific


He does - think the big fist, pistol and trench coat helps give the impression. Also looks a bit like him!



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/07 18:26:14


Post by: spiralingcadaver


I think the combination is pretty much as close as they felt they could go without stepping on any legal toes. Other than the hair and a little retro fashion, I think it's pretty direct


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/07 19:14:32


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


The goggles help a lot as well. Appearing like his filed down horns.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/07 22:03:40


Post by: highlord tamburlaine


I painted mine up as hellboy already, but I'm tempted to get another and do him in more lion like colors now.

Maybe replace his gun so they can look different and hang out together.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/10 01:55:40


Post by: kestral


Is that a new Varja sculpt?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/10 05:18:58


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
I just realized the Steampunk Cowardly Lion is Hellboy.



Deliberate homage or is it just that at this point there's so much out there that everything looks like something?


It further occurs to me that the Oz books were written in the early years of the 20th century, which is the age steampunk is supposed to be invoking.

So actual stuff from the age of steam is not steampunk enough for steampunk Wizard of Oz and requires additional steampunking.

We're through the looking glass folks.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/06/10 20:21:43


Post by: Tamereth


I have a plan, Invisible Kyphrixis + blue wash = ice dragon. Now if only I can find somewhere in the UK that actually stocks them......


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/07/03 08:17:58


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


It's July and you know what that means!

Monsoon rains in Delhi!

Oh and Reaper releases.



First up the bonus model for July is some sort of Orruk which is weird because I thought Orruks were an original idea copyrighted by GW, maybe Reaper got a licence?



A Dark Dwarf Striker, so racist, he should strike light and dark skinned dwarves equally.




Then some Dreadmere goodness. I don't really know what Dreadmere is supposed to be (I envision a swampy version of the Hobbit's Lake Town myself) but this mini line really has some great characterful models.





Snake men




And some cat men who will turn them in snack men.

Ah, they can't all be winners.


Oh and happy Independence Day too, Freedom! Freedom! Freedom! Oy!

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/3m93cn/futurama-the-freedom-day-parade


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/07/03 11:02:18


Post by: Polonius


Those dreadmere models, and few others, look like great agents of the Imperium to me. Along with this cheerful fellow:



I know I can never quite have enough acolytes, primaris psykers, etc.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/07/03 12:00:59


Post by: kestral


I'm looking forward to getting those Dreadmere models myself from the kickstarter. Those snake men though - those are some of reaper's worst efforts in a long time.

Where is that "orruk"'s helmet style coming from? It seems to be cropping up on "humanoids who start with O" all over the place, but I don't know the original inspiration. Was it it in fellowship of the ring and I missed it? It is a gestalt sculptor thing?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/07/03 14:00:01


Post by: Gitzbitah


As to the helmet,
It kind of looks like a spangenhelm and a morian had a baby- and something went horribly wrong.

I guess it shows off the face pretty well.

The snakeman with the fireball looks like he's about to try to dunk it!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/07/03 16:10:56


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


The Orc reminds me a lot of the ones from the 70 animated Hobbit and LotR, so that might be an inspiration.



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/07/05 21:58:02


Post by: Easy E


Those Dreadmere models look like they would fit perfectly into games of Kobolds and Cobblestones.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/08/03 17:01:02


Post by: lasgunpacker


If you have not noticed, Reaper miniatures is trialing a UK based website for EU/UK sales. Prices are in £ or Euros, and shipping is from the UK, so no import duties, with free shipping if you spend more than £35 or €40.



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/08/03 17:34:21


Post by: Llamahead


Thats brilliant news even better would be Reaper getting into more FLGS in the UK.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/08/03 18:25:27


Post by: sockwithaticket


From perusing online stores like I do Element seem to be stocking Bones. SnM Stuff just got loads in, picked up a few metals from them earlier in the week. including the Dreadmere chappie Polonius posted (might weapon swap for a chainsword or something more obviously 40k in his sword hand, but he's otherwise perfect for Inqusition/Rogue Trader purposes).


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/08/03 18:28:50


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 lasgunpacker wrote:
If you have not noticed, Reaper miniatures is trialing a UK based website for EU/UK sales. Prices are in £ or Euros, and shipping is from the UK, so no import duties



For the next six months or so, anyway.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/08/23 04:06:23


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


And we're back with August releases!




A yummy little figure called Tianalise the Bog Witch. But not nearly as delicious as Prosciutto the Sand Witch.




With a small amount of conversion this rising Bog Skeleton can also serve as a sinking Bog Skeleton, so I would recommend getting two.



A Bog Homac... Humoc... Hymac... vat grown artificial life form!



A 54mm normal weasel, which can also serve as a 28mm giant weasel and a 6mm colossal weasel, so it's basically like getting 3 models in one.




Dark Dwarf Smiter and Pounder. Their history of smiting and pounding dark dwarves remain a stain on the honor of Dwarven Law Enforcement to this very day.

Another good month of releases!


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/11/17 12:35:01


Post by: Cleatus


Hey Kid, surely you have something to say about this cutie?


Or this one?


Backtracking a couple pages, when I saw these:
Spoiler:


I thought of this:
Spoiler:


I don't know why. Dinosaurs on trains -- time traveling trains no less -- is already unbelievable enough. Maybe if the series is picked up by Netflix they can have a story arc where the dinosaur train breaks down in a dystopian alternate reality stone age. Only the most savage anthropomorphic dinosaurs survive.

Does anyone know if they released a Wild West Wizard of Oz Scarecrow to go with the Tin Man and Lion? Is there a Wizard/Professor, and a Good Witch? The other pulp minis released around the same time don't seem to be in the same theme. Or have WWWOZ in the item names.

For the record, I blame this thread for my unpainted pile of silly Reaper miniatures.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/11/17 15:16:55


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


They do have a weird scarecrow and a weird lion. The lion looks like Hellboy. The witch has a steampunk broom and mechanical flying monkeys.

It amuses me that the smartest dinosaur on the train talked like Don Knotts.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/11/21 04:44:22


Post by: Cleatus


Catching up on releases -- some tame, some a little odd. But hey that's Reaper.


Snakeman archer, for your Masters of the Universe Snake Men army.


Pint-sized Green Lantern.


Here's a dragons wyrm zergling wyvern? Lizard with wings. Nuff said, moving on.


Laundry demon, or plastic bag caught in the wind from American Beauty.


American Idol contestant.


Tombstones, because you can never have too many tombstones?


And Persephone with pomegranate. For some reason. Huh. She kind of looks like she's about to whip that thing at someone IMO. "I swear Hades, if you leave your socks on the living room floor one more time...!"

OK, so that was October.

And just today, some releases for November with no particular theme or order:


A cat-person danseur.


A cat-person auctioneer.


An Elf mage, druid, or possibly tour guide with unfortunate hair. Bangs are so 2013.


And a ranger who fires scimitars from his bow. Wicked!!

Here's something fun:

A stone circle, for your Outlander tabletop adventures and dioramas. I wonder if they'll release a brawny red headed gentleman in a kilt and a woman out of time healer next month? (If so, the wife says I have to buy them).


So far this month things haven't gotten too crazy, I wonder what else Reaper has up their sleeves...


Holy Flying Spaghetti Monster, what is that?!

The description says "Shub-Niggurath, Black Goat of the Woods". That ain't no goat like I've ever seen. Did it eat the goat? What the crap. Ok, not sleeping tonight.


A respectable dragon.


A couple of Orc cosplayers...


And a nice Dwarf adventurer.

Not bad. Something for everyone. I think Persephone is my favorite recent release. Will they release other Greek gods? I don't see anything in the previews. Who knows?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/11/30 23:58:51


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Well the days are getting shorter, the nights colder so I guess it's almost time to close this thread out, but first a few months to catch up on!

Thanks Cleatus for doing the last update.

So first up, MERRY CHRISTMAS! I don't see any new Christmas minis this year, but Christmas Eve, Christmas Carol and the Christmas Knights have returned along with some Santas and paint sets.



And the last and final Dungeon Dweller, a woman with - at no extra cost - CLOTHES! A true step forward for fantasy miniatures!



Reaper has also provided the basic building blocks for my Felinid army.









Reaper's ghosts also impress, though I think the new GW ones are the new standard to beat.







Their snakeman line the Nagendra got another addition



Alongside some classy old school orcs.



From the Kingdom of Cliche we get...



A thief! Who's short! And has hairy feet!



An elf, who's magic! And forgot to put all her clothes on this morning!



And... actually I kind of like this guy... Dunno, maybe it's just the bald head or the fact he's not afraid to show a little skin.



A gundark from Empire Strikes Back



Persephone, who is only available six months of the year

More bones are also coming out, we have...



10 minutes with a hot wire cutter and some foam



Grrr Dragon! And...



ANGELS AND SAINTS PRESERVE US! Kill it! Kill it with fire!

And that about rounds out the last month or two, or three...

The Christmas minis look great, and the Lovecraft Thing is the clear winner here. The Catfolk line looks good, especially if they expand it to include near-future infantry with laser rifles.

So go forth and pretend you're shopping for gifts while really stocking up on stuff for you! It's the true spirit of Christmas!







Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/01 19:22:06


Post by: Ruglud


Hmm, touch of deja vu there, or just a glitch in the Matrix possibly...


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/02 04:15:55


Post by: kestral


To be honest, I would buy the stonehenge because foam chips so much. If I didn't want other things more.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/02 05:04:54


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I don't see the plastic weapon sprues from their second-to-last Bones Kickstarter on their site. Are they not planning to release them for retail sale?


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/02 06:17:23


Post by: ced1106


Ask 'em on the forums!

IIRC, The weapon sprue was made incorrectly. Something like they wanted 1x weapon per sprue, and the mold maker made 2x 2x weapon per sprue. Reaper KS backers were sent two copies of each the "wrong" sprue, effectively giving them 2x the weapons they were promised! Someone else can clarify.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/04 15:48:21


Post by: TheAuldGrump


ced1106 wrote:
Ask 'em on the forums!

IIRC, The weapon sprue was made incorrectly. Something like they wanted 1x weapon per sprue, and the mold maker made 2x 2x weapon per sprue. Reaper KS backers were sent two copies of each the "wrong" sprue, effectively giving them 2x the weapons they were promised! Someone else can clarify.
I used the transparent red weapons to make a pair of earrings for my wife.

She wears them!

The Auld Grump


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/05 19:19:10


Post by: lasgunpacker


The 12 days of Reaper starts today, so if you spend $40 you get the miniature of the day, plus the miniature of the month, and if you hit $65, you get a goody bag as well...

Here are the 12 day miniatures:



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/06 22:28:49


Post by: TheAuldGrump


What are the odds that I would use that Mocking Beast in the game?... (Pretty sure around 100%.)

The Auld Grump


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/06 22:41:54


Post by: Absolutionis


Ironically, those Faeries on the garland are the only small Faeries in Reaper's entire catalogue. Every other one is human-sized.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/07 18:44:13


Post by: ced1106


 TheAuldGrump wrote:
What are the odds that I would use that Mocking Beast in the game?... (Pretty sure around 100%.)


fwiw, Galladoria Games has a Christmas mimic for its 2018 miniature...
https://galladoria.com/products/2018-christmas-mimic-collectible



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/08 23:52:50


Post by: Red Harvest


 Absolutionis wrote:
Ironically, those Faeries on the garland are the only small Faeries in Reaper's entire catalogue. Every other one is human-sized.
Yes, but those faeries are the perfect size for the game Fairy Meat, since they are literally 1:1 scale minis. These faeries are too small.

That is a nice line-up of minis. Reaper generally does nice things at Christmas. However, Tinker the Gnome... urgh. Reaper is a-trollin' with that one. ( A certain demographic of D&D players will understand.)



Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/09 00:12:09


Post by: TheAuldGrump


 Red Harvest wrote:
 Absolutionis wrote:
Ironically, those Faeries on the garland are the only small Faeries in Reaper's entire catalogue. Every other one is human-sized.
Yes, but those faeries are the perfect size for the game Fairy Meat, since they are literally 1:1 scale minis. These faeries are too small.

That is a nice line-up of minis. Reaper generally does nice things at Christmas. However, Tinker the Gnome... urgh. Reaper is a-trollin' with that one. ( A certain demographic of D&D players will understand.)

Could be worse*, could be a Gully Dwarf....

The Auld Grump - or a Kender.

* I could actually use a steampunk gnome for some games.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/09 04:50:18


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 TheAuldGrump wrote:
 Red Harvest wrote:
 Absolutionis wrote:
Ironically, those Faeries on the garland are the only small Faeries in Reaper's entire catalogue. Every other one is human-sized.
Yes, but those faeries are the perfect size for the game Fairy Meat, since they are literally 1:1 scale minis. These faeries are too small.

That is a nice line-up of minis. Reaper generally does nice things at Christmas. However, Tinker the Gnome... urgh. Reaper is a-trollin' with that one. ( A certain demographic of D&D players will understand.)

Could be worse*, could be a Gully Dwarf....

The Auld Grump - or a Kender.

* I could actually use a steampunk gnome for some games.


Ah yes, that's what I thought it was. Nice to see my misspent youth paying off.


Reaper 2018 news (Christmas minis page 5) @ 2018/12/10 13:38:05


Post by: streamdragon


 Red Harvest wrote:
 Absolutionis wrote:
Ironically, those Faeries on the garland are the only small Faeries in Reaper's entire catalogue. Every other one is human-sized.
Yes, but those faeries are the perfect size for the game Fairy Meat, since they are literally 1:1 scale minis. These faeries are too small.

That is a nice line-up of minis. Reaper generally does nice things at Christmas. However, Tinker the Gnome... urgh. Reaper is a-trollin' with that one. ( A certain demographic of D&D players will understand.)


Tinker gnomes are pretty much the least horrible of Krynn's offerings, to be fair.