Jump to content

Wren

Bones: Frequently Asked Questions - Unofficial!

Recommended Posts

That's a lot of useful information. Thanks for the FAQs. Just one little nitpick, could you bold the questions? It's kind of hard to pick out questions if you were skimming for a certain answer. Thanks. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I forgot that there were some formatting options here on the forums. I will go through and do that, thanks for the idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I forgot that there were some formatting options here on the forums. I will go through and do that, thanks for the idea!

AWESOME! Now it's much easier for my eyes to skim through. :)

 

So if we have questions/answers, do we just throw them at you by posting here?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure! I will try to check in from time to time as I get ready for ReaperCon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More question and answers from random threads:

 

“The little Dungeon Attack rats have almost no detail or texture to them. There's no real fur texture, no teeth sticking out, etc. There's really very little there to paint.”

Try slapping on a base coat to one, then drybrush it. The texture should be there. One problem with unpainted Bones is that they are ever so slightly translucent, so light tends to feather out (for lack of a better phrase) at the edges. It looks like there's no detail, but once you start slinging paint on to 'em the detail shows up.

 

“And 2 more with paint jobs so bad that I need to redo from start. Speaking of that is it possible? “

Simple Green is an environmentally-friendly cleaner you might be able to find at a hardware store. If you submerge a mini in this for a while (few hours to a day) then you can strip the paint right off. Scrub it with an old toothbrush (don't mix the two up, SG tastes horrible and is kind of burny) and then rinse under warm water. The Bones may have some residual staining from the colour, but otherwise will be good to go for another try.

Edited by Evilhalfling

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any recommendations on sealers once done? I typically have applied an aerosol acrylic, then an aerosol layer of Testor's Dull-Kote when working with metal figures. Has anyone tried a similar method on painted Bones?

If no response, I will try it out on a spare kobold, and post results.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I haven't tested any sealers yet. I have a couple, but sealers are not one of the supplies I've collected en masse as I usually paint display figures and don't seal them (or just use Dullcote/brush-on sealer). Painted Bones seem durable enough that I haven't been too worried about sealing them, though probably I should put something on there. The main issue would be flexibility is my guess. You want a sealer that flexes with the material or it's likely to cause more problems than it solves.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone tried white glue as a primer? (PVA Glue, Elmer's glue, etc., but NOT the water soluble Elmer's school-kid variant.)

 

Some historical gamers used to do that to those tiny, plastic 1/72nd figures which were notorious for allowing paint to peel away. They claimed it put a tough, flexible, durable clear shell around the figure that accepted and held paint well.

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

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Iridil
      Here are a couple of quick paints I did to support my fondness for dungeon dressing - looks better than white bones on the table!


    • By Kev!
      Howdy,
       
       Inspiration came from the Reaper Quarterly Contest...
       


       
      Kev!
    • By Vega
      Can't seem to find these guys.  It says they're from Bones 3.
       
       

    • By Lidless Eye
      Last up in my recently finished miniatures are a set of Animal-Folk from Reaper, all part of Bones 3.  I believe some are Lyncanthropes and some from the Savage Avatars sets.

      The pack:



      The Gorilla King, with hat:



      And without:



      The Were-Gorilla:



      Werebear don't care:




      A rather standard Werewolf:




      Wereboar gotta go fast:



      And a Water-Buffalo-Man.  I realized I painted him after a Yak, then remembered that's not the animal he was meant to be.


    • By Darcstaar
      This was my entry for the Quarterly Bones Reaper Fan Facebook Painting Contest.
      The Angel of Shadow.  She was good enough for an Honorable Mention (Thanks Reaper Matt)!
      For the prior contest, I liked how people were getting interesting light effects by using a black backdrop, so I tried that.
      Another reason I wanted to do it was to see if I could put her on a standard gaming base, supported by a rod painted black to fade into the backdrop, to give her a good illusion of flying.
      Also, this was my first attempt at Monochrome.  My final idea was to do a weapon swap to a wand (A cross-looking weapon from the BONES 3 Weapon Sprue), and sculpted my take on Acid Arrow, painting it green as the only color on the model, like those stunning black and white photos with colored flowers, etc.  I would say I'm a much better painter than sculptor
       
      Her paints used
       
      As time wore down, I had to abandon thoughts of OSL, so I made it seem like her lantern had died out and the spell didn't cast much light.
       
      Here are some other photos against an out-of-focus rug to show some tighter details.
      I tried to put some texture into the fabric of her dress, which was another first.
       
      C&C Welcome!
       

       

       

  • Who's Online   25 Members, 3 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)

×