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Bones Gnoll Warrior experiment

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As an experiment I painted this Bones Gnoll Warrior without priming it first, and using DecoArt Americana Acrylics craft paint, which I dilute a lot with Liquitex flow aid and fluid retarder. There was no beading at all and the mini really took this cheap paint well. I just got back into painting minis after a twenty year hiatus (actually longer if I am honest) and wanted to keep the costs down while I worked on my technique. I thought some folks might be interested in the results from an unprimed Bones. Of course now that I have photographed it I see all kinds of mistakes, but I did paint it really fast (for me). I chose the colour of the fur based on how I thought he looked kind of like a lion (rather than the hyena look).






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looking good for a quick paintjob :)

is there a mold line on the back of the cloth?

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This is where you picked up after 20+ years of not painting? you must have been a pro

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Great job....and really well done with the cheap paints. This is a great painted mini, but like Nameless I spy a mold line on the back of the cloth and it really steals attention away from the mini for me. Thanks for the write-up, I am looking forward to slapping some paint on my Bones minis when they arrive in March.

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Get ready to see a lot more mold lines on painted minis.

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thanks for the comments -- much appreciated. This is the first paint job I've posted. Yes indeed that is a mould line. They are pretty hard to see because the plastic is so white, and I can't figure out how to remove them without gouging the surface anyway. It is so soft an x-acto just cuts into it. I'll have to work on that.

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