First of all, you need to go visit the Bones Kickstarter page. It’s got a little over 48 hours left, and it’s exploding in an inconceivable way. It will assuredly pass $2 million, and could very well get to $3 million by the time the clock ends at 6pm EST on Saturday. This is just astounding, and if you chip in $100 you will end up getting well over 200 models.
That said, I just got my first Bones today in the mail!
It’s a sextet of Orc Archers, which I wanted to use for my LotR Mordor army. The idea was that I could get cheap archers that were not from Games Workshop and use those as Orc Trackers (the “official” models being 3 times as expensive and in metal…). They’re very nice looking, for plastic models; everything that Reaper claims about their Bones line is true. I’m certainly looking forward to more!
Unfortunately, I’ve been placing them around my other LotR minis and I discovered the problem with getting them from outside GW… Reaper orcs are noticeably larger than other orcs! I might be able to get away with this if I can finagle with the base a bit, but if I were to put them on a base and stand them next to a Gondorian soldier, the orc towers over him. Which is awkward, considering orc trackers are supposed to be small and quick.
I might use these models anyway, but now I’m looking at the goblins I’ll be getting from the Bones Kickstarter, which should be smaller. Granted it’ll only give me 4 instead of 6 trackers, but the line will be active then, and I can always pick up more.
Other Reaper Miniatures
In addition to my orcs, I also picked up three other minis. These are not for me; my girlfriend has some D&D characters that she will be using soon, and so we picked out some models that would, as close as possible, resemble them. Some will require a bit of conversion work (the chick with the pistol, for example, will have it swapped out for a spiked ball on a chain). However, I am looking forward to assembling and painting these guys as well. We haven’t decided yet how they will be painted, but it should be an adventure!
And I know I promised that I would post pictures of actual painted models, and I still will! I have the pictures ready on my computer! But I thought that I’d interrupt that post with one about the new models I’ve received. The painted pictures will go up in the next few days. Promise!