Monday, November 10, 2014

Video Tutorial: Painting Reaper's Dire Bear

This week I painted up a Dire Bear from Reaper Miniatures. Great sculpt, nice clean casting...and easy to paint up.

Here is a quick painting tutorial for this miniature...

I picked a couple of Grizzly images from a Google search to use as source material for the project.

This picture was particularly helpful.

And the end result is a nice figure...happy with the way this one turned out.

'Til next time.


  1. What is the consistency of the Foundry paints? Can you compare them to any of the more common brands found in the U.S. ?

    1. Hi Mark,
      Foundry: Consistency...pretty much the same as GW Layer. That makes them a little thicker than Reaper. However, here are some other things you should know about them:
      1) Great range of colours, all in triads, like Reaper.
      2) Terrible reds, yellows and oranges. Poor coverage.
      3) Fantastic skin tones, blues, tans greys and leather colours. Some nice olives and off-greens.
      4) Their metallic are nice colours, but the pigment is not ground fine enough. Nothing can compare to Vallejo Model Air and Color Air metallics in this department.
      5) Pigment density is below that of P3, making them generally good for layer painting, but, like Reaper, multiple coats necessary for base colour painting. They are better than Reaper for dry brushing, but not as good as GW for that technique.
      6) The second-worst paint pots around. The lids easily snap off. I've transferred all my Foundry paints to dropper bottles.

      On the whole, I really like them for their colour variety...particularly the skin tones, browns, leathers, off-greens, blues and blue-greys.

      Hope this helps.