Reaper Bones Black 44040: Giant Bats (D&D Monster Manual 68)

Reaper Bones Black 44040: Giant Bats

Quick and easy win today – though it still took awhile longer than it should have to get them done, even after I started them – but here’s a trio of Giant Bats from Reaper’s Bones Black line of models, though I got these from whichever Kickstarter they dropped in. I know including them in the D&D series is kinda borderline, but Giant Bats are very much a D&D thing, and we all know that Reaper’s biggest thing is off-brand D&D models, so…

Reaper Bones Black 44040: Giant Bats

These are destined to maybe used in a D&D boardgame if needed, but otherwise will work as swarm models for Marouda’s Undead Kings of War army, and possibly as somethingorother in Vampire Counts …I mean “Soulblight Gravelords” for AoS.

Reaper Bones Black 44023: Hivewarden (Not-Grell, D&D Monster Manual 67)

Reaper Bones Black 44023: Hivewarden, D&D Grell

As I mentioned (I think) in a past post, when the Monster MAYhem challenge ended, I still had more than a couple more monsters in the active production queue – some of which I actually pushed on to completion in June! The first of these is this …thing. Reaper’s “Hivewarden” which I am sure was conceived completely independantly of all D&D creatures up to and including Grell. Grells? Grell? Whatever the plural is, anyway.

Reaper Bones Black 44023: Hivewarden, D&D Grell

Anyway, it wasn’t hard to paint, but was a little tricky in getting in amongst that mess of tentacles to the inner angles of them – as well as somewhat tedious in picking out the spots – though it does look better for having done so. I also painted the oversized googly eye in an appropriately cartoony manner. I should have gotten an eye-level pic of it now that I’m typing up this post, but I guess we can theoretically do that later.

Reaper Bones Black 44023: Hivewarden, D&D Grell, Reaper Berkeley, Zombie Survivor

Finally, here’s the scale shot with everyone’s favourite scale model – Berkeley aka “Chainsaw Girl” – alongside one of the official Grell models from the Wrath of Ashadalon D&D Adventure Board Game. This model certainly is a decent size, and it’s not bad at all, especially given the price. There is also a pretty nice (for the concept) newer, official Grell model in the Nolzur’s range – though I don’t own it or really have any need to at this point in time… – edit. Apparently I do own it. So look forwar4d to seeing that one painted. One day…