Happy Holidays! Whether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza, Yule, or are just trying to keep your spirits up in these darker days of the year, I hope you find some joys in the season! I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a reader. Knowing that there are people who’ve found something I’ve shared helpful or informative definitely brings me joy.
I’m still working on getting into the holiday spirit, and as part of that I’m going to share pictures of the holiday themed miniatures I’ve painted that are currently available as a gift with purchase or for sale. Scroll to the bottom of the post for more information about that. I’d even say that rushing to paint festive figures has become part of my personal holiday tradition!
Cat Dragon in Tree. New this year! More photos here. Information on how to paint fur patterns.
The Ghost of Christmas Past. New this year! More photos here. Information on how I painted the candle and reflected light.
The Ghost of Christmas Present. New this year! More photos here.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. New this year! More photos here. Information on how I painted the black (and blend in general) here.
Holly the Christmas Elf. More photos here.
Christmas Dragon Hoard. More photos here. Some tips for painting wrapping paper here.
Christmas familiars (all three count as one selection.) More pictures here.
Tinker the Gnome. More photos here.
Joy the Winter Fairy. More photos here. There is some info on paint colours I used here.
Dragon and Stocking. More photos here. Work in progress pictures and information on how I painted him here.
I hope that you and yours enjoy a wonderful holiday season filled with miniature (and full-sized) fun!
Below is a graphic listing all of the 12 Days of Reaper figures that are available. The promotion runs on their website from December 2 to December 13, 2019. In the past, the promotion featured a different figure each day as a free gift with minimum purchase. This year you have more choices. If your purchase total meets the minimum purchase requirement of $50 (pre-tax, and in a number of currencies), you will be able to choose which of this year’s 12 featured figures you would like. And the purchase amount stacks – if your pre-tax order totals $100 or more, you’ll pick out two figures, and so on.
Orders of $60 or more will also receive a holiday sampler that includes an ornament, a couple of paints, and some figures. (But only one sampler per order, and only while supplies last since some elements aren’t made in-house.) And on top of all of that, you’ll still get the usual free figure of the month for every $40 worth of your order. Which you also now choose from a menu of options! One of the current options is Ashana the Genie. She is the same scale as the Efreeti I painted earlier this year. (Scroll to the bottom of the Efreeti post for a scale picture.)
The 12 Days figures are only available as a gift with purchase during the promotion period. But after December 13, the remaining stock will go up for sale individually. Note that at this point each will only be available while supplies last.
If you’re not sure what to buy, Reaper has just put almost all of the special edition Sophies of years past into open release. These were originally available only at conventions and similar events, and some have gone on to be rare and a little pricey in the secondary market. Now everyone can have the ones they want. There are also a number of additional holiday figures that are only available for purchase at this time of year, including a limited availability set of holiday paint colours. These colours are now available for purchase individually, as well. There are some additional Christmas figures available for purchase year round. (The Sophies and a few others at the bottom of this link, and a set of Nativity figures if you’d like to paint your own crèche.) And new this year is the Dreidel Golem and a new Krampus sculpt.