Monday, December 31, 2018

Reaper Nativity Set (Metal)

   Happy New Year's Eve everybody.  It's been a hectic week here this past week between Christmas Day and today, so, though I got a Bones figure all ready to paint, I never got a chance to work on it.  Instead, I thought I'd show off the Reaper Nativity set I painted for my wife for Christmas, even though it's metal.  Unfortunately, due to time again, I didn't get it totally done yet.
    I decided I wanted to set the nativity in the more historical cave setting, than in the traditional wooden stable; so I set about using broken up cork tiles to make the cave.  I used hot glue to stack them on a tree cross-section I got at the local big box craft store.
This is the kind of tile I used to make the cave.

Back view.
     I added a little hidden compartment in the top that I could place a small tea-light in order to illuminate the interior.
Top view.
     I first painted Mary, Joseph, and the Baby.
   And then as time allowed, I painted the Sheep and Shepherd, since they were quick and simple figures.
    And this is how it looked all put together.  There is a Donkey yet, and the three Wise Men, that will be added.  I eventually would like to add an appropriate Angel, and perhaps a Cow as well, though they are not included in the kit.

See you all in 2019!   It's hard to believe, but the arrival of the Bones 4 Kickstarter could be in less than two months!


  1. Well, the Three Wise Men don't show up until Epiphany any way! :)

    1. True, but that date seems unlikely given I haven't even started on any of them. :)

  2. Nice work, so we will allow the heresy of metal...

    Bones 4 and Bones Black, truly the bones keep on coming.

    1. Lol..thanks!
      Yes, I'm really looking forward to the arrival of my Kickstarter box next month! I'm Wave 1, so should be able to give a nice early look at everything here on the blog. And eager to get my hands on some Bones Black; (though not so eager to place a qualifying order for the free Owl Bear!) :-)