Reaper Miniatures Bones 3 Kickstarter Launches

From one big Kickstarter and directly into another. Reaper Miniatures has just launched their campaign for Bones III. This campaign’s a pretty short one, only going for 18 days. Watching the ticker go, they’re already well over their funding goal. It’d be impractical to say what the number is right now, since it’ll change, possibly drastically, by the time I finish this sentence (and looking back at the page, this is very true).

As before, the focus is on bringing old Reaper miniatures into the Bones material line. I’ve had some experience with the medium, having put together a Khanjira for Ravage Magazine. While I can see why some people may not like it very much, I personally think there’s nothing wrong with it. If you want a lot of decently-detailed, extremely cheap miniatures, check Bones out.


  • crazytuco

    So, what type of plastic are these? Are they more like the plastic of minis I would find in a boardgame, or are they something like Privateer Press’ resin/plastic blend, or are they hard styrene like GW uses?

    Also, for those who pledged in the previous two, are the pictures on the Kickstarter page an accurate representation of what you received in regard to the details and sharpness (for lack of a better term) of the sculpt?

    • Odinsgrandson

      They are a PVC blend that is pretty soft- more bendy than most gaming miniatures. I’d say they’re similar to what you get from Zombicide or other board games.

      The first kickstarter had some casting problems (a few faces got squashed) but they clearly improved this with the second Kickstarter’s blend (the details were sharper).

      The minis take paint extremely well, with better durability than I’ve seen in miniatures before (Victoria Lamb did some experiments where she squashed her mini with some George R. R. Martin books, and threw it around the room- the paint never scuffed).

      If you have some reservations, try picking up one or two bones minis and painting them. I mean, they’re super cheap, even if you’re not in on the kickstarter.