Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Shogun

Shaping bones

7 posts in this topic

This might have been answered earlier (I looked but couldnt find anything) i recently got some new bones and i threw afew of them in boiling water while soft i put them in the stance I wanted, then I put them in a bowl of ice water and put it in the freezer for a few hours. I thought it had worked perfectly but after left out for a day they just go back to normal.

 

My question is how do you change the stance of bones for good?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With harder grades of vinyl, like the material they make garage kits from, heating and reforming seems fairly permanent.Unfortunately softer grades don't always seem to stay re-posed the same way - I found this out while modding a batch of cheap micro-machine spacecraft for use with Full Thrust.

 

I will say that holding them in position and letting them cool gradually, rather than trying to hurry the process along, seems to offer a better chance of success. But I'm afraid the only guaranteed way is exactly the same as metal miniatures; Cut, carve, repose, pin and fill.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My question is how do you change the stance of bones for good?

 

with a knife and green stuff

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ironically I had an issue with a Minotaur who's 'butcher knife' was all twisted up and looked funny. I had intended to try this tactic to correct it but forgot. Three weeks of sitting on my desk and the deformed weapon fixed itself. Damnedest thing I've ever seen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing says lovin like Bones in the oven!

 

Bones plastic has better memory than other plastics, but thankfully Reaperbryan shared some info on the heat threshold Bones have.

These figures are cast at over 500 degrees, and freeze near that point, between 400 and 500. When they come out, they are most vulnerable to being misshapen...
Only thing is that Bryan didn't mention if those temps were Celsius or Fahrenheit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd presume it is Fahrenheit. 500° C is 932° F. I'd presume the plastic would be pushing vapor at 900° F

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By charcon
      Finished my Fire Giant King. Looks undersized to me compared to the new Frost Giants and fire giant jailor. Hope they re-do them bigger soon. 

    • By Argentee
      Update: My goal is now to do this for 30 days. I will post pics every 2-3 days and update this first post with links. 
       
      After 3 kickstarters I have a HUGE backlog of unpainted Bones minis, so I've set myself a goal of doing 5 minis a day, speed paint, table top standard. Here are the minis for my first three days...
       
      Day One:

       
      Day Two:
       

       
      Day Three:
       

       
       
       
      Days 4 and 5 
      Days 6 and 7
      Days 8, 9, & 10
      Days 11 & 12
      Days 13, 14, & 15
       
      I've now passed the half way point! That's 75 painted minis in 15 days!
       
       
    • By ultrasquid
      At my friendly national chain home improvement store I found they sell mismixed paint colors at deep discounts. There I bought a 8 oz.(237 ml) sample pot of premium interior/exterior flat "paint and primer in one" for 50 cents. So I'm experimenting with using it as a primer for Bones. I will report on how it goes. In the meantime, feel free to discuss your budget alternatives.
    • By OneBoot
      This thread will serve as an index of all the Work in Progress and Show-off threads created by participants in this glorious madness. Don't post your entries here! Please make your own threads, then make a post here with links to them.
       
      The Challenge will begin on August 1st 2017, and will be open for submission of completed entries until midnight CST on August 1st 2018. For further information, please see this thread.
       
       
      Please familiarize yourself with the Official Rules BEFORE you start your Challenge! We don't want to have to disqualify anyone's hard work!
       
      Official Rules:
       
      Link to FAQ: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69639-7-day-goblin-challenge-official-rules/
       
      Now, forth, and fear no dragon!
      Arise! Arise, Painters of Ma'al Drakar!
      Paints shall be shaken! Brushes shall be splintered!
      A glorious day... A Seven day... Ere the deadline rises!!!
       
    • By OneBoot
      For those of you unfamiliar with The Great Kaladrax Painting Challenge, initiated by buglips*the*goblin, here's a link to his thread: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/51269-kaladrax-in-seven-days-buglips-is-crazy-wip
       
      Feel free to boggle at the insanity of it for a bit, I'll wait.
      ...
      ...
      ...
      All done? Okay, so, being not entirely sane myself, I've decided to give it a go. I will be following the same rules buglips followed in his challenge, namely:
       
      1) No using a brush larger than a standard Size 0 (no getting around it by using, say, a size 0 brush meant for house painting, for example)
      2) I will work on Kaladrax for no more than 168 consecutive hours (7 full days)
      3) The only prep time allowed before the timer starts is boiling and cleaning to remove casting residue. Removing (or not) mold lines is part of the challenge!
      4) When I begin, I will post a picture of Kaladrax with my phone displaying the date and time (I don't get the newspaper)
       
      ...That's it, really. Pretty simple. I will endeavor to make semi-regular updates, but when I get deep into PaintingLand, I can lose track of time. I will, however, be very good about taking awful WIP pictures as I go, then at least doing a batch picture post each day. I've timed this so Mr. Boot is gone at a work conference about half of the 7 days, so I will have a little more free time than usual.
       
      So! Feel free to come along for the ride. I can't promise to be on here super often (or maybe I will be, who knows), but I can promise that the trip will at least be entertaining.
       
      If you'd rather just skip to the end, here's my official completion post with pictures: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/68762-oneboot-is-crazy-too-kaladrax-in-7-days-wip/&do=findComment&comment=1371410
      Final show-off pictures: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/69015-kaladrax-reborn-in-7-days-by-oneboot/
       
       
      Note: Unless otherwise specified, all of the paints used are Reaper brand paints.
       
      Huzzah!
      --OneBoot :D
  • Who's Online   48 Members, 1 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)