Saturday, October 22, 2016

Michael J. Tresca gave 5 stars to: Bones Babau Miniature Reaper

Michael J. Tresca reviewed:

Bones Babau Miniature Reaper by Reaper
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sculpt!, October 22, 2016
I'm a big fan of making demons colorful critters, or else why bother painting them? I used the Pathfinder color palette of this critter as inspiration, which is gray with red slime on its limbs. I then washed the whole thing with a red shade, which unfortunately turned the babau demon entirely red. I used a kindleflame dry brush to try to bring out the ribs, but for the most part it just turned the figure bright red.

All that said, I don't mind it. The sculpt is good, and the tail (absent from the Pathfinder version for some reason) is coiled in an interesting way. Sometimes miniatures don't separate out the tail as an interesting part of the form to make it easier to mold. Reaper rarely takes this shortcut, which is why their miniatures are great.

This miniature also has an interesting base with some stone for the demon to clamber upon. I'm not usually a fan of these kinds of bases because it fixes the sculpt in a physical place ,but in this case it's generic enough that you can easily paint it to match the terrain you plan to use it in.

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