Lorathorn

Warm up for Painting (Mr. Bones)

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Here is a painted up Mr. Bones. I am gearing up to do a paint job on a paladin for a character I am playing in a 5e D&D game. Wish me luck on that one!

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Nice to see Mr. Bones himself make it to the show off thread. Good luck on the paladin. 

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Thanks! I always feel like I see more flaws when I take these close up pictures... I need to figure out how to get better lighting in my new room to take pictures further away.

 

Or I need to get better at detail work.

 

Probably both. :-/

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We're all working on those things too. Trust me, I'm the worst at taking pictures. You're right about lighting though. It's definitely a big one. I've been painting for years and only just ordered a dedicated miniature light this week. Nothing fancy or anything. It should be here in a couple of days. Just been using whatever I could scrounge up. Even so, it always feels good to finish a figure. (◕‿-)✌

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Mr. Bones looks good!

 

Good luck on the Paladin!

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Good work on him!

 

And good luck with the Paladin!

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I never thought I'd worry about flashlines, but the more I look at them the more I want to remove them. What kind of file is best for that?

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My favorite tools are a sharp hobby knife or scalpel and fine abrasives like diamond needle files and plastic sanding needles.  Sometimes I'll put the Bones figure in the freezer to firm it up before I work on it.  You can go over rough areas with acrylic gloss or matte medium or brush-on sealer if you can't get it smoothed out enough with tools.

 

Here's a link to Wren's write-up on many subjects for prepping Bones, including her tools for removing mold lines:

Bones Preparation

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