Sunday, July 7, 2013

Got Twelve Rats With My Reaper Bones, Still Looking For the Pile of Coppers

I finally got around to unpacking my Reaper Bones tonight. There literally is a crap-ton of minis.

I still need to cut apart the ones that are still one their sprue - bought the hobby knife last week while on vacation along with some brushes. I also need to glue together the bigger pieces.

Overall, I'm very happy. There are, however, a significant number of minis that are bent to the point they can't stand up. I've heard rumors of a 1 sec boiling water dip, bend into place and than ice water to lock, but I think I'll wait for others to work the kinks out of the process ;)


  1. The boil method works great. I bought several of the pre-kickstarter bones to play around with until my box arrived (last week!) About 3 secs in water I brought to a boil then turned the burner off and then a quick dunk in the ice bath. Straightened right out.

    Dipping them in hot water is also a great way to add a touch of bend to modify the bones figures too.

    1. Yep. This works like a charm. Many of mine were bent over parallel and they straightened out no problem with hot bath/cold bath method. Bent swords, warped spear shafts; all can be fixed permanently in seconds.

      Like Fred says, this is also an excellent way to modify the minis if you'd like to change their poses.

  2. Here a video on the boiling water fix

    1. awesome find with that video Rob

      i actually got 2 owlbears - one assembled and bent, one unassembled and theoretically unbent

  3. I'm glad you are happy with them, but the scale is just way off and the aesthetic is all wrong for my style of game. The box looks good though.

  4. I intend to make a pile of 2000 copper pieces using Sculpey.

    Haven't decided if I'm going to make 2000 little disks (roll cylinders of Sculpey, cut into coins) or if i'm going to sculpt a lump to look like a pile of coins.

    I should note that I use the term "sculpt" loosely as it's not something I'm particularly good at.

    1. Might be easier to track down someone with one of the Hirst Arts molds that have coin piles on them (#85 & #282, specifically) and see if they'll cast a number of them for you. While each pile is rather small - maybe 50-100 coins each - with a touch of sanding, stacking and gluing, they can be layered together to make a larger pile.

      I think I still have a good number of those piles in my "throw away" bin in the craft area downstairs if someone wants to sweet talk me into throwing a few into a USPS envelope for them. Combine a few of those with some Magic Mold from Fat Boy Games, and you can make all the coin piles you'll ever need.


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