Reaper Bones Black 44080: Carnotaurus, 44068: Hornslasher (Monster MAYhem ’21)

Reaper Bones Black 44080: Carnotaurus, 44068: Hornslasher

I managed to get a second model completed to show today, so this post is a two-fer instead of a single. Not super surprising really, as they’re both pretty simple Dinosaur models from Reaper’s Bones Black Line and so are very straightforward to paint up – the Carnotaurus and Hornslasher – both of which I’m again submitting for the Monster MAYhem, painting challenge.

Reaper Bones Black 44080: Carnotaurus

Bones black has the same detail issue that most of these cheap PVC models have, in that fine detail isn’t friends with it. On the other hand, paint actually adheres to it, and it doesn’t become horrible and sticky, nor does it require arcane combinaitons of paints and special lotions to prime the stuff. So, you know, I can live with it – even if it does mean you want to avoid looking too closely at things like talons and claws!

Reaper Bones Black 44080: Carnotaurus, 44081: Raptor, 50153: Berkeley, Zombie Survivor

I got the Carnotaurus cleaned up and based alongside the Raptors the other day, and then while working on other models took a few days to work out which would be green and which would be a warm brown. They’re based in the same manner, so they can both menace Chainsaw Lass or whoever else is on the table – and possibly even the Uncanny X-Men one day in the Savage Land?

Reaper Bones Black 44068: Hornslasher

The model I got done today is this thing – “Hornslasher”, which has a bit of a look of a sail-less Dimetrodon. I decided to paint it up as a proto-croc (I know it doesn’t look like any of the actual proto-crocs, but, y’know, sue me!)

Reaper Bones Black 44068: Hornslasher

I mostly did it so I could put it on the same style of base as the Dire Croc from the other day, so I’ve got another model ready to go for swampy encounters. I painted this one in lighter shades of green and tan, and also gave this one a “dirt” wash of weathering powder using Pledge One Go (AKA Future Floor Wax). I feel like this one – as my “second go” actually has more accurate croc colours than the Dire Crocodile, though I probably should have used the same mix of light and dark powders. This technique practise and reflection of course is one of the biggest values and most useful aspects of models like these.

Reaper Bones Black 44068: Hornslasher, 77670: Dire Crocodile, 50153: Berkeley, Zombie Survivor

Here’s the two swampy, bitey bois together, once again featuring Chainsaw Lass for scale. You can also see that I gave the croc’s mouth a bit of a repaint from the super-bright red that it had earlier. I do think it looks nicer now.

(Hopefully) more monsters tomorrow! I’ve got a half-dozen different models that I might be able to get finished by the last of the month…

26 thoughts on “Reaper Bones Black 44080: Carnotaurus, 44068: Hornslasher (Monster MAYhem ’21)

    • Thanks Matt. I “saw” the green and the brown and just needed to choose which of the models got which colour, so credit to Marouda for the final choice there! 🙂


  1. Really nice natural painting schemes without sacrificing contrast. I was so far happy with the Bones Black sample minis I purchased. That said, the Chaos toad had a claw problem, too. For maximum detail it might still be resin or 3D prints. Metal in some cases, too.

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    • Yeah, they’re good product for the price point. As long as you’re not too fussed about finer details on things like the teeth and talons and spines they’re good fodder to churn out and honestly pretty great to practise naturalistic paint schemes on.

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    • Thanks Dave – I’ve got one more croc (somewhere) that I started long ago from the Descent range – if I can find it I now know how to paint it up to the point where I’ll be happy with it!

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    • Thanks Kuribo – one more Dino to finish (this month at least). I’ve got a couple more Crisis Protocol core box villains to finish before I get to any more (or start on the X-Men), but I’m sure there would be some homebrew CP Dino rules out there somewhere!

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