Realm of Chaos – Nurgle’s Children 2020 #24: Reaper Bones 44105: Giant Maggots

Reaper Bones 44105: Giant Maggots

A quick one today – and it’s the last pair of my painted-in-August models. It’s a pair of Giant Maggots from Reaper’s Bones range. These two were produced in a nice, firm plastic that took both paint and varnish just fine – so a huge step up from the traditional garbage plastic that Bones has been. It might be the new(ish) Bones Black material, though these ones were in the usual white. Of course, the amount of blackness or whiteness is just down to the particular dyes used in the PVC mix, so whatever…

Reaper Bones 44105: Giant Maggots

Nothing too exciting about the painting process. Pale colours, some washing, some thinned contrast, some drybrushing, and some fine detail on the horrid little eyeballs and mouthparts.

Reaper Bones 44105: Giant Maggots

For gaming, they’ll have potential use in both the Undead army as well as the Legion of Nurgle, whether Fantasy or 40k – possibly as extra plaguebearers thrown into the mix with the regular models. Luvvverly!

Reaper 03048: Sir William, Peace Maker (Bobby Jackson)

Reaper 03048: Sir William, Peace Maker (Bobby Jackson)

Another pair of D&D-oriented models today – We first have Sir William, Peace Maker from Bobby Jackson via Reaper Miniatures. I picked up this model as a “high(er) level” version of an RPG character, which never actually got used, so it basically got sidelined for years, completely unpainted.

Reaper 03048: Sir William, Peace Maker (Bobby Jackson)

With us playing the D&D boardgames recently, I thought I’d pull this guy out of limbo and paint him up. Given that he’s almost entirely armoured in plate, it was a pretty straightforward job, though I did attempt to try and make it more complex that it needed to be using a chrome spray paint to base coat, and then finding out that Nuln Oil Gloss didn’t work out out on it quite as well as I’d hoped. A bit of blue ink mixed with metallic blue for the shading to give it that “paladinesque” blue steel look, and Vallejo Model Air Chrome to save where the washes messed up the brightness of the spray.

Reaper 03048: Sir William, Peace Maker (Bobby Jackson)

A bit of gold on the armour details and weapon guard, bright browns for his leather, and blue and white for the cloth, again because paladin. I’m not sure, but I think I may have another one (or even two?) of this model somewhere, so I’ll have to decide whether to paint it/them in a similar way as a unit, or go entirely different with something like gold/bronze/steel armour. Anyway, this guy was kept bright and clean, as befits a righteous paladin.

As a small bonus, I’m also including this model that I also finished around the same time – this model was actually supposed to be the same character (which was originally a fighter, I think?), though in “Level 1” form. As already noted, that particular RPG campaign is long lost to time, and this model – constructed from what was originally the Mordheim sprues (later known as Imperial Militia – I think) was close but not quite completed. The sword was taken and cut down from a Dark Elf blade, as it’s supposed to represent a falchion rather than a greatsword or a 2-handed broadsword.

Obviously, this model represents when the characters first started off, without a whole lot of money for items like plate. So now both are done, and while not being used right now – it’s two more models into my generic fantasy stable, ready for any kind of appropriate tabletop action as needed.