Reaper Bones 77028: Mortar, Gargoyle (kinda)

Reaper Bones 77028: Mortar, Gargoyle

I’m always torn when painting and posting up these Reaper models. Should I include them in the D&D series or not? I mean, they’re clearly designed specifically to be used in D&D (and other derivitive fantasy RPG games), but they’re not licenced, and speaking for myself at least – a lot of them end up drafted into my Warhammer-ish and Kings of War armies, rather than having any plans to be used in D&D roleplaying or even D&D Adventure System board games – especially generic stuff like undead. It’s a little easier when they’re clearly “not-” models for D&D’s more unique creatures.

This particular gargamel model is even more of a quandry – this particular Bob Ridolfi sculpt is these days available in Bones plastic as 77028: Mortar, Gargoyle or (totally) Metal as, erm. “03223: Gargoyle“. The model we have here, though was actually one from Reaper’s (apparently discontinued) Legendary Encounter series of prepainted Bones models.

Reaper Bones 77028: Mortar, Gargoyle

I’ve had this thing sitting around for years, and it was only a couple of weeks ago when rooting around in a tub of models looking for something else that I fished it out as an “easy win” and then proceeded to base it on a 30mm base, then repaint it. The funny(!) thing is that as a prepainted model from the LE line, it suffered from precicely zero of the fucking endless stickiness and tackiness problems of its Bones brethren that make them such a nightmare to work with.

So, in the end it was a pretty quick and easy model to get painted. I again used a little thinned green and purple inks to play with the plain grey and give it some interest. I should probably work out if it’ll go in with my Dark Elves or my Undead, and then add the approriate flowers for that force. I’ll do that later.

Sector Mechanicus #7: Thermic Plasma Conduit variation

Sector Mechanicus Thermic Plasma Conduit variation

Admittedly, I haven’t been sure what to call this post, as in most ways it’s simply more Thermic Plasma Conduits, or a variation on them at most. I’ve simply assembled the “control panel” pieces using “mirror”-parts rather than the “opposite” side, thought he kits are obviously designed to fit together any way you like. I’ve also used some offcuts from the damaged conduits I created recently, as well as a spare pipe/fan piece from the other kits.

Sector Mechanicus Thermic Plasma Conduit variation

Still, it makes for an interesting enough little variation on the theme, and can be used as a transitional piece to the pipes/conduits I’ll be painting up in a similar cream/white scheme later on. I’m happy with it as it’s diffferent enough to be interesting but still low-key enough to not overwhelm models on the tabletop.