Miniature Monday: Bronzeheart
Earth trembles, and behold! There’s the first beast of the… Apocalypse? Not so much – fortunately we’re just talking about miniatures from the second Reaper Bones Kickstarter, which we finally started to paint!
Back to the Beast – let’s see what kinds of bull-headed monsters the community painted this week!
(Article by Antonia)
Dirk decided to use the Minotaur as a gladiator for a (potential) RPG campaign set in the desert-ish lands of D&D’s “Dark Sun”, therefore he gave him a rather unusual yellow armor, made to show off in the arena:
It’s still a Work in Progress but I already like the contrast between armour and skin/fur and the glowing red eyes add to the menacing posture. Note the detail of the half-sunken gladiator’s helmet on the ground!
When I thought about painting my Minotaur I wondered (like I often do) “What’s special about this creature?” I thought about giving it a special colored fur, but although I find the idea of a black-and-white Holsteiner Minotaur kind of funny, I felt it didn’t go so well with the “mighty brute”-vibe that I get from the mini.
So I went for a different sort of bovine: A Bison!
I used Green Suff to sculpt a furry hump and an extra patch of heavy fur on its brow, added some more under the chin to make the head look “stumpy” and voila, Bison 😀
The paintjob itself is not that special but I like the mute tones of the armor which makes it look well-worn. It was nice to paint overall – again a good quality bones miniature with some great detail!
Arjen (welcome back!) sent in his piece too, photographed in front of a fitting dungeon backdrop:
His Minotaur got a reddish-brown coat and a matching leather armor, which looks really worn down, and the weapons too – you can absolutely imagine this beast strolling through the dungeon for years, killing off any unlucky adventurer who comes too close. Well done weathering effects!
As a final detail the base has some tiles and stones, very appropriate for the area 😀
William’s take on Bronzeheart has a nearly demonic appearance, with vivid colors and a shiny armor.
He said he considered a bronze or gold armor but finally went for the cold/warm contrast – I love how the reddish fur and the silvery-bluish metal look together. Also great work on highlinghting the muscles, btw!
And again we should have an extra look at the base – William sculped it as a labyrinth, recalling the mythic origins of Minotaurs (kind of the ancient Greek precursor of Dungeons and Dragons – Mazes and Minotaurs 😉 ). Quite a looker!
Udate: Since I seeminly can’t make the “click to enlarge” feature function, I put the pictures in a gallery where this hopefully works. Enjoy!
–> Extra news: Arjen also sent his version of Autumn Bronzeleaf, so head over to the updated article and have a look! <–
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04/04/16 “Dragoth” Undead Lord on Throne (Bones II Core Set)
04/11/16 “Barrow Rats” (Bones II Core Set)
04/25/16 “Ankheg“ classical D&D worm monster (Bones II Core Set)
05/02/16 “Sharkman” (Bones II Core Set)
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