Reaper Bones 77372: Burrowing Horror (Not-Bulette, D&D Monster Manual 71) (Monster MAYhem ’22)

Reaper Bones 77372: Burrowing Horror. Not-Bulette, D&;D Monster Manual

The first of my models for this year’s Monster MAYhem challenge, at Dead Dick’s Tavern and Temporary Lodging, I have a Reaper Bones model – the “Burrowing Horror”. This is their legally distinct version of the D&D Monster, the “Bulette” – which in turn is one of those old-school monsters that were Gygax based on those old toys that were mixed in with the little cheap bags of Dinosaurs that – if you’re of a certain vintage – you probably got as a kid.

Reaper Bones 77372: Burrowing Horror. Not-Bulette, D&;D Monster Manual

As with many of these large but low-detail Bones models, this wasn’t hard to paint. Sure, I could have painted it a lot better than I did, shading the scales more realistically and so forth. Instead, I did a very simple job with it since it’s a verrry basic sculpt, and one made from the original, tacky, shit-tier Bones PVC. Even after firstly priming the whole models in watered-down liquid greenstuff, then priming it for a second time with Reaper’s Brown Liner, then painting it almost entirely with Reaper’s HD paints, I dared to varnish it with paint-on AK interactive varnish – leading to this piece of shit model ending up tacky.

Reaper Bones 77372: Burrowing Horror. Not-Bulette, D&;D Monster Manual, Reaper 50153: Berkeley, Zombie Survivor

So it’s done. It’ll go into a case until I need it for a D&D game (so possibly forever). No prizes for guessing that I skipped Reaper’s most recent Bones Kickstarter entirely. Easier and cheaper and better quality to just buy a resin 3d printer and a pile of STLs via Patreon. Finally, here’s the scale shot with everyone’s favourite scale model – Berkeley aka “Chainsaw Girl”.

Reaper Bones 80023: Horace “Action” Jackson

Reaper Bones 80023: Horace "Action" Jackson

Today I have a model from one of the Bones campaigns. It’s a model that I started a few years ago since it looked like it could fit in with various Zombie games and such. As it’s made from the original Bones material, it’s not something that I managed to finish until last weekend when I asked Marouda to choose a model from the desk for me to finish painting. She chose three, and I’ve completed two of them so far…

Reaper Bones 80023: Horace "Action" Jackson

It’s a fairly simple and straightforward model, though I had trouble deciding on the scheme for it, and actually overpainted my previous effort last weekend. I eventually looked up some images of Undercover Brother to get some ideas.

I didn’t enjoy working on this model at all. If you like the look of the sculpt, I’d recommend spending just a couple of dollars more and getting the metal version – at least then you’ll get a model with sharper detail, a non-mushy face, and you’ll know it won’t be tacky and all paints will work fine on it rather than being forced to only use Reaper HD paints. You can then also pick up a Cool Sister model to go with your Undercover Brother.