Miniature Monday – Bone Fiend


This is a very interesting mini from the point of composition, but from the view of painting it is really basic (just bones). Let’s see what our painters made of it to improve the challenge…

(posted by Dirk)

I liked the mini from the first time I saw it, imaginating an undead construct composing of all the bodies lying around on the battlefield. But this was not enough, I though that there can be more…


I placed the mini on a large base and filled the empty space with bits from the Mantic Skeleton sprue (that’s right, all this stuff are extra bits from 1 sprue!) and created an old battlefield, where the corpses are re-animated and integrated into this monster. I like the small dog (or rat?) skeleton that matches the animal skulls in the main body and the many small footprints in the path of the bone fiend.


While I got extra bits to enhance the mini, Antonia gave the bone fiend a theme through the paint job.


Her bone fiend is the result of a dark and bloody ritual which caused the bodies of the sacrificed victims to burst open and let the skeletons crawl out to form a horrific abomination. So it is covered in a lot of blood which drips to the ground as the creature advances…


Jim shows us that even a quick and simple paint job can be quite effective.

Bone Giend IMG_3388.JPG

Far from the simple skeleton bone, this rottenly greenish appearing undead screams of decay! I was afraid of contracting gangrene just from looking at it 😉

And I must admit that I recognized many details on the bone fiend only after looking at Jim’s mini (i.e. the skull on the ground and the bottom up hanging skeleton in the front).


I hope you got inspiration to pimp your own minis through conversion or paint job. Perhaps a ghostly bone fiend…? But for now, there is this weeks gallery:




Coming Next:

08/22/16 Desert Thing, Mouth-in-the-Ground Monster (Core set)

Comment: A monster that’s mostly hidden. Of course (for us) the first idea is a Sarlacc buried in Tattoine’s dune seas, how else could it look like? Where else could it live? Below the sea, in swamps or jungles? Maybe a garbage compactor as well 😉

Want to participate in next week’s post? Email the pictures of your minis until 08/21/16 to

–>  new address:  (It’s a .de domain, in case emails are bouncing)

08/29/16 Brass Bull, scaly Monster a.k.a. Gorgon (Core set)

09/05/16 Warg, Gigantic Wolf (Core set)

09/12/16 Beastman Champion (Core Set)

09/19/16 Show me your army/project

09/26/16 Hordlings, small demons/familiars (Core Set)

10/03/16 Egregis Darkfathom, Dark Sea Priest (Core Set)

10/10/16 Companion Animals – Feline, Hawk, Wolverine, Wolf, Bear (Core Set) -> paint as many as you like:)

10/17/16 Stone Lurker, classic dungeon monster

This entry was posted by Antonia & Dirk Vogel.

3 thoughts on “Miniature Monday – Bone Fiend

  1. I wish I could take full credit for the gangrenous look, but it was entirely by accident! I think it is a combination of the “necrotic flesh” primer I used, possibly using a stone wash with a bit of green in it and the lighting. It looks a little less green in person. The pic I took of the back actually looks better. Perhaps I should have sent that in instead.

    I like Dirk’s mini, especially the extra bits. Antonia’s is looking good but terrifies (actually horrifies) me. Nice work, both of you.

    • Well, then we can book it as a “happy accident” and in case someone needs this “rotting green” tone they can follow your scheme 🙂

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