Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack #Monstermarch5 (C.Lewis)

Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack

Another intro here from Azazel – Mostly I’m pointing out that this is the second one of Marouda’s Models for the Month of March. This here is Maggotcrown Bonesack, and I think it’s one of the better models produced in Bones. I’ll discuss why and the model itself a little more at the end of the post…

Marouda – This one, I cant quite remember how I attained it exactly. Azazel was showing me the model and saying how easy it would be to paint and described the process of different shades of flesh and making the hands and feet purple a well as the flesh around the stomach tear. Anyway I ended up painting him along with the Iguana and large model (yet to be revealed). It was fairly painless to paint except for a couple of things.

Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack

I almost had a painting disaster when Azazel left the pot of purple undiluted wash next to me and I covered the whole model in it, I didnt realise it was to use on specific areas very sparingly. Luckily I showed Azazel my work as soon as I had done it for praise, and he ran to the sink to wash off the purple ink. So the model was reset and after he was dry I could apply the ink under the arms etc. Azazel has been showing me painting mistakes he still makes, like stuffing up teeth, but how they can be easily fixed. Azazel painted the teeth in the stomach area as this was too fine/small for me to paint. With the very fine detail work I have been giving everything a go and doing what I feel comfortable with, but I find myself almost going cross eyed trying to be careful and neat with the painting. I found this model a lot more fun and easier to paint than the iguana.

Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack

Our Modern and Fantasy heroes show how easily this model crosses genres.

Azazel again – Sooooo yeah. This was a model that I wanted to paint myself for both Swordmaster’s Monster March and Ann’s “Neglected But Not Forgotten” painting challenges, and while I was prepping it by compelting the process of pinning it top the base and adding sand to one of the worst of the GW Shattered Dominion bases, someone seemed very interested in it. Not wanting to discourage Marouda, even though I’d wanted to paint it myself (like the Iguana!) I instead guided her through the process, and did things like demo ways to apply paint, contrasts, etc – and also ended up doing the finely detaily bits – and also the base in my usual style. So in the end it was a bit of a collaboration, and this obviously explains why it looks like one of my figures. Once Marouda gets more reps in, I’m sure she’ll develop her own style, but let’s face it – there are worse people to be tutored by than I – turns out I’m good at teaching! 😛

Anyway, the model. It’s a good size and a versatile enough sculpt to be used for a lot of things in my opinion. Undead Ogre. Chaos Spawn of (probably) Nurgle (I mean, that is –or was- a human who has been seriously punished by something!) It could be used as an Abomination in Zombicide, an Science Experiment Gone Awry, an Alien Virus… quite a lot of options for this one. So Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Modern, Pulp. A very versatile model for such a disgusting mess. I also like the fact that it can easily read as either male or female, and between the shape of the breasts and the very slight and subtle vagina dentata it’s got going on, that’s my own personal read of the model. (And yeah, If it was completed earlier I’d have submitted it for Fembruary, as well. After all, females can be monsters, too!)

28 thoughts on “Reaper Bones 44021: Maggotcrown Bonesack #Monstermarch5 (C.Lewis)

  1. You’ve done a great job Marouda, with all the bruising and flesh distress, truly looks sore.
    Looks like you have a great teacher, which is no surprise with the quality of work he normally puts out

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    • Thank you Dave, I am really happy with how it turned out, and learning the process to get the model looking so disgusting. I even challenged myself to do the initial blood effects I went conservative and put as much blood effect as I was comfortable with. Azazel then added a little extra, but at least I got to experience how the paint behaves. I really enjoyed the collaborative work on this mini. I can see that Az is really happy with how it turned out in the end. He said “It looks like I painted it”. I am really amazed at how well it turned out too. I think already has another project lined up for me, on a similar theme 🙂

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  2. That’s a fantastic paint job! It’s absolutely horrific and it’s a really striking sculpt by Reaper. It could even be used if you were running a game based on The Thing. I’ve recently done the Maggotcrown Juggernaut Ogre and now I want to get the Bonesack to complement it, so off to Amazon I go…

    By the way, does anyone know what Maggotcrown is? Is it a race, a faction, or what?

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    • Hi Matt, thanks for your reply. Apologies I was reading the comments to my post and clicking ‘like’ until Az pointed out you click ‘like’ after replying first, Doh! Do you have a link to your Maggotcrown Juggernaught Ogre?

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    • Thanks savageddt, glad you liked my post on this mini. It didn’t look that impressive unpainted but as the paint gradually went on and especially the blood and cotrasting white skull and stomach teeth, it looks very striking and horrendous.

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  3. Nicely done. It is, as you say, a very versatile miniature that could be used for a lot of games. As for not being quite sure how you attained the flesh, I can certainly empathize with that since that has been my experience with painting many times as well.

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  4. I think the student may one day become the master (to misquote Star Wars) if Marouda keeps it up! 😉 That is a great looking paint job on a disgusting and creepy sculpt. Not to use a fancy word, but I can’t think of a better alternative, so here goes nothing… I agree about the yonick shape of the miniature too. Maybe that actually ups the creepiness of it! Either way, this is a job well done!

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    • Thank you Kuribo! It would be great to get anywhere near as good as Azazel or to be honest anyone else that frequents this blog! I would be happy with just being skilled enough and confident enought to complete a range of models independently. And that includes all the tiny detais! I will be assisting Az to assemble, clean up and paint models for Saga. I am interested in playing an Age of Magic-Lords of the Wild force and an Age of Vikings-Last Romans force. Still working out what we already have painted that can be used for the time beiing.

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      • That is a good goal to have and those SAGA minis should be fun to work on. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more of what you two paint in the near future 🙂


    • Thank you Mark for your thoughts on the model and my painting of it, much appreciated. I hope to continue to paint regularly and to be able to display some more of my work in the very near future 🙂

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