Monday, April 22, 2019

The Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter is Here!

  Well, I'm happy to announce that this past week my box from the Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter arrived; 22.7 pounds of plastic goodness!  I've spent the last few days going through it all.
Official box inspectors check out the shipment to make sure it is satisfactory! :-D
In the end, this is what I had ordered:

1) Core Set
2) Dreadmere Expansion Set
3) Darkreach Expansion Set
4) Lost Valley Expansion Set
5) Fan Favorites Expansion Set
6) Dragon Turtle Add-On
7) Tree of Despair Add-On
8) Frost Giant Raiders Add-On
9) Mossbeard Add-On
10) Stygian Barge Add-On
11) Skeletal DragonAdd-On
12) Trolls Add-On
13) Extra Snakemen
14) Extra Ape Attack
15) Extra Ghost Pirates   

Upon opening. What magic awaits?!
   This Kickstarter ended up being produced in a a mix of regular Bones (which is now tinted grey-ish) and Reaper's new Bones Black material (which is a slightly darker grey).    These are the Bones Black sets and add-ons:

Chronoscope Expansion
Lost Valley Expansion
Dreadmere Expansion
Darkreach Expansion
Fan Favorites Expansion

Living Statues Amazons
Living Statues Spartans
Tree of Despair
Baba Yaga’s Hut
Lord of the Jungle
King Cobra
Frost Giant Raiders

All the packages spread out.
    Below is a sampling of a random mix of figures.

Frost Giant Raiders

Dragon Turtle.  It's huge!

Mossbeard.  Another huge model.

From the Lost Valley Expansion; the Tribal Hut and Warchief Mumlak.  The Hut I thought was smaller than expected, while the Warchief is about 50% taller than expected.  

The Stygian Barge Add-On is a monster of a model!   I look forward to working on this though I think I'm going to try and de-necro it to make it look more like just an old barge.

The Herbalist from the Dreadmere Expansion.  Bones have come a long way since the first Kickstarter, and the Bones Black material is amazing. Look a the detail; she has eyelids and brows!  (Plus two adorable wee hedgehogs assisting her...)

Amazing detail on the Dark Elf Queen from the Darkreach Expansion.  

Perhaps my favorite figure; the Pack Turtle from Dreadmere.

A comparison shot of the materials.  The First figure is Original Bones, the second is New Bones from Bones 4, and the third is Bones Black from Bones 4.

As I offered before, if there is any particular model you would like to see, let me know in the comments and I'll try to get it added it to this entry.

Reader Requests:
Dreadmere 413 & 420

Darkreach Deep Gnomes

Fan Favorites Isobael the Bard & Friend.


  1. Amazing! Reaper really seems to step up their game with the new material - do they plan on putting out the older models in the new bones black as well?

    1. No, I think they said in one of the Reaper Live Episodes that there were no plans to go back and revisit those figures that had already been done in Bones to convert them to Black.

  2. Excellent! The new bones materials look great. Would you say that they are firmer as well?

    If you have the time, could you please show off Chronoscape figures: 306, 316, 317
    Dreadmere: 413, 420
    Darkreach: Deep gnomes
    Fan Favorites: Isobael the bard.

    Thanks so much, and looking forward to another year+ of your painting.

    1. Yes, the Bones Black is much stiffer than the regular Bones. I don't think I can tell well enough if the new plain Bones is stiffer or not; it's very close either way.
      Pictures posted as requested. I didn't get the Chronoscope Expansion, so can't help you with those. I was tempted, but just didn't think it had the value the other sets did.
      Thanks for your support! Hopefully I'll have a Bones 4 figure ready for next week. :)

    2. Thanks!

      Sorry about the Chronoscape request, I mixed up the "sets that exist" and "sets I bought" lists.