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Reaper Miniatures: The Creepy Crawlies

I just finished giving these guys a quick coat of matte finish sealer. They were a bit trickier than the undead, but I’m happy with how most of them turned out.

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Here they are before I finished all my dry-brushing. Note the paint tattered parchment paper. I’ve tried a few different things on most of these minis.


Dropping them alongside some of my terrain, they fit right in!


My insects + someone who doesn’t like being outside. I varied up my spiders and insects to cover my bases. I’ve got a fire-beetle, bone-spider, a few hunter spiders, a black spider, a bright green beetle I could drop as a scarab or magical insect, and a bright red bug that could double as a fire ant. In the back are the heavy hitters, a purple centipede and a poisonous looking scorpion.


My flock of animals + an outdoor baby mouth. My rats are painted as a muddy sewer rat or a vicious looking grey rat. Out of all my minis in this post, my favorite is definitely the wolf. Did you know that older wolves eyes can become blue because of cataracts? Being partially blind has got to make them that much more feral. The light green splotch on the panther’s base was a mistakenly overladden dry brush that ends up selling the ‘lush vegetation jungle’ better than a dry brush coat of the same would have done. I’m not happy with the beaver, bear, or dog so maybe I’ll come back to them later when my skills have improved. Maybe more variation of browns would have helped that?



In case you’re wondering, here are all my tools I used to make these. Not shown is my E6000 (which I couldn’t find just before taking this picture) and the black/white spraypaints I used to prime these miniatures. This reaper bones tutorial isn’t kidding when they say that priming their minis makes them enjoyably easy to paint.

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