I spent most of last night plumbing the depths of this herculean box. Turns out I ordered a ton of miniatures...
But how do the figures look? Well, let's take a look at one figure that I've decided to paint first, the humble blacksmith.
Not bad. The detail is very soft on these figures, but it is a lower-quality material they're working with. I believe the original intention behind the Bones campaign was to provide an inexpensive miniature to consumers. While I really like what I ordered, and have no qualms about my purchase (a fantastic deal no matter which way you look at it), I hope that Reaper still makes the majority of their figures in pewter.
Here's a picture of the henchman in pewter (the one on the left), and the henchman in Bones form (the one on the right).
|The pewter henchman is primed white.|
Overall, I'm very pleased with the Kickstarter, both how it was run, and what its result was. Bones will definitely do the job so far as gaming pieces for D&D are concerned, but it's definitely not a replacement for pewter, or even polystyrene plastics on sprue (à la Citadel Miniatures). I'll post some pictures and thoughts on the painting of the figures once I get around to doing that.