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  1. The plasticizers in the Bonesium PVC are going to give you a bad time with most aerosol spray paints and primers, especially the squishy bits. It's better to just degrease them and brush on a good solid base coat; with Reaper brown liner if you can get it, but any good acrylic paint should do the job.

     

    I know this seems a repeat of what others have said, but it is important. Tacky spray primer may give your subsequent paint layers an unstable base, making them easily scratched off under even gentle handling conditions.

     

    Kally's not my first rodeo in terms of Bones - just his overly squishy bits were a bit of a curveball to me. Your mileage may vary, but I've honestly had no issue with Army Painter on any Bones that aren't obviously rubbery. Kally's a little quirky, but the paint is still adhering fine to even his gently sticky bits. However, as I've said, I'll grab some liner for next time if I get another with squishy bits.

     

    The only time I've had issues with paint coming off is when I've overhandled anyway (I have quite acidic skin apparently, lol) and the use of primers of any variety seem to be irrelevant in that situation, or when I've painted straight onto Bones and forgotten to wash the miniature first (my first Bones dragon had this issue, I resolved it eventually and also hugely reduced my handling of him, and all was well). 

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  2. Good luck!

     

    You're off to a very impressive start.

     

    Thank you <3 

     

    Miniature Market have Brown Liner in stock, and they have cheaper shipping... 

    (They also have a lot of Reaper paints at half price... )

     

    Fair enough - did not realise this. 

    It's a little late for Kally, of course, but if I ever get another with the notably squishier bits, I'll order some ^^ thanks for the tip.

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  3. That is one freshly flayed Drax!  Impressively grisly.

     

    ^^ Ta - grisly's my thing, haha. My Nethyrmaul is alarmingly slimey, for instance. 

     

    Wait, you can paint Kaladrax at a leisurely pace and with large brushes??? :huh:::o: Why didn't anyone tell me this?!?!

     

    ::P:

     

    He's looking great! Have fun with the beastie! ^_^

     

    Heh xD 

     

    Thanks =] hoping I manage to see him through to the end without losing momentum.

     

    Nice!

     

    Yeah, Kally has parts made of two different types of Bonesium. I'm guessing that the two softer parts was to make casting and releasing easier. 

    (I'm 'almost finished' cleaning the mould lines of him myself... )

     

    Instead of that spray primer, you could have used Reaper's Brown Liner(just remember to sing Buglips' praise while doing so) as that works just as well as most primers on Bones, and doesn't leave it sticky.

     

    Your version is a bit too gory for my liking, but it's a real eyepopper. 

    (I need to get some of that Agrax Earthshade soon... )

     

    That's fair - I unfortunately live in the UK, and without doing another full sized order, brown liner isn't too easily aquired over here (I don't think, at least). I also hate hand priming with the fires of thousand suns ^^; I did wonder if his softer were bits were made softer for that reason, it's not too big a deal, just surprised me a bit. I used Army Painter because I use it on all my Bones with no issue. That he's gone sticky on the two softer bits is just a minor inconvenience for now, so long as I keep him off fabric it's not the end of the world. 

     

    Also fair is your preference for less gore - I know it's not for everyone, but I see quite a lot of 'drier' looking Kallys, so wanted to try something different. That, and Chaos themed dragons appealed to me far too much - Kally = Khorne, Nethyrmaul = Nurgle, now just to find a nice feathery one for Tzeentch and one I can sculpt boobs onto for Slaanesh. 

    Agrax I'm very fond of, but I find it smells really earthy xD it's quite bizarre. 

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  4. The various hounds =]

    02897: Hellhounds

    02522: Hell Hounds

    14215: Hound Of Judgement,Crusaders Solo

    03432: DHL Classics: Undead Hounds

     

    Especially the Hound of Judgement, I only discovered him recently and he's lovely =]

     

    And moar!

    14376: Nalada, Sister of the Blade Warrior

    14204: Acacia,Crusaders Sergeant

    03746: Ava Justinia, Female Templar - this one especially, she'd be a lovely match for the Crusaders and <33333!

    03521: Naline, Evil Female Knight

    03520: Elise, Good Female Knight

    03403: Na'Kaat, Female Half Dragon Paladin - by extension, moar dragon people

    03331: Bettina, Female Hero

    03314: Angel of Radiance - Angel wings as seperate bits to purchase too... Wing sprues in general are wonderful.

    03004: Dorva, Female Dark Elf 

    02551: Monique Denoir

     

    And cavalry. You've got loads of really cool cavalry, some of it kind of paired to regular unmounted minis - transitioning cavalry to Bones would be amazing and if possible, mounted and unmounted versions of minis would be awesome. Maybe the mounted versions as just a rider? As Bones is so convertible it'd be a much simpler job to slot them onto a mount of your choosing, than it would be with metal. 

     

    I do apologise if any of these are in Bones 3 already, I've a rotten memory ^^;

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  5. I just saw your post of one of these chaps in the Hobby Report thread and spent ages trying to work out where this guy was from... Did think Warmachine, and so began aggressively clicking through the entire range on a not-at-all-local-gaming-store's website and eventually found them. I now see, of course, I could just have backed up into Show Off and all would have been revealed =P

     

    They are gorgeous and the colour scheme is really striking =] 

    You make me want to get Warmachine minis, curses! I'll have no pennies left and I only just got paid D:

     

    But nah seriously, those are some stunning paintjobs and your bases make mine shrivel up in shame, haha. Absolutely amazing - nicely done =] 

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    Thank you ^_^

     

    Normally I take photos on my phone, dump them straight onto FB, then onto here, but this one's actually been through Photoshop CS3, as I always have to crop a lot more and stuff with my SLR, because it won't focus as close as my phone will. 

     

    My issue isn't so much with editing or getting stuff to look right, it's just that my camera does seem to shoot wierdly and it can be difficult to tell what's under or overexposed until I get it off onto my laptop, by which time I'm never all that inclined to return to photographing the same mini ^^; 

     

    Yup, certainly know that feeling well....

     

     

    I'd honestly mind less if I didn't photograph most minis while laying on my stomach xD it's kind of uncomfortable. If I had a decent table setup to shoot on, I'd probably take a lot more photos because it would be easier to steady my camera, etc. No tripod here >.<

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  7. Good job!

     

    He looks like he bathed in blood!!

     

    Thanks ^_^ I figured as a beast of shadow, he was probably a pretty aggressive soul, so red seemed appropriate.

     

    He(?) looks pretty cool!

     

    Are you running your pics through a photo editor? They can really help with a lot of things that are hard to see on the small camera screens.

     

    GIMP is a free one out there for download that Ub3r really likes...

     

    (I have Photoshop elements 14 that I got last Xmas myself, and find that it helps my mediocre photography a lot!)

     

    Thank you ^_^

     

    Normally I take photos on my phone, dump them straight onto FB, then onto here, but this one's actually been through Photoshop CS3, as I always have to crop a lot more and stuff with my SLR, because it won't focus as close as my phone will. 

     

    My issue isn't so much with editing or getting stuff to look right, it's just that my camera does seem to shoot wierdly and it can be difficult to tell what's under or overexposed until I get it off onto my laptop, by which time I'm never all that inclined to return to photographing the same mini ^^; 

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  8. So in my last Reaper order I ordered some big shiny stuff for other people, but for myself, I ordered a few translucent Bones, as I've had my eye on them for a long elf time. As I have the translucent dragon from Bones 3 eventually making its way to me, I decided to get some practice in too.

     

    So there was a thread around at one point about using Tamiya Clears on the translucent Bones minis, so I launched into painting mine with a similar approach =]

     

    I also got fed up with my SLR and its hatred of shooting indoors, so woke up its inbuilt flash and cobbled together the world's most slapdash flash diffuser, and was ultimately kinda pleased with the results. Annoyingly, a lot of photos are underexposed because they look fine on my camera, but the screen on that is weirdly bright and everything tends to be dark as all hell when moved onto my laptop. 

     

    It is possible my laptop screen is funky, so I do apologise if the following image is now hugely overbright *facepalm*

     

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    He's painted with Red and Shadow Tamiya clears, and then drybrushed very lightly with Citadel's Genestealer Purple, Khorne Red, and Evil Sunz Scarlet. His eyes are Evil Sunz =]

     

    I'm actually really quite proud of how he's come out.

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  9. So I tried photographing this SOB again today, using my SLR... Not sure where my polariser is atm, so just shooting with a plain old UV filter. 

     

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    I lack proper lights, so I end up shooting on low elf aperture, which means obviously.... Shallow DOF. I also need bigger backdrops to shoot him against >.< I only have A4 ones.

     

    You can at least see his colours slightly better in this one xD 

    When I can get photographing him nailed down, I'm starting to become inclined to call him finished ^^;

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  10.  

    *throws my Narthrax into the shed*

     

    He's coming along stunningly <=O your patience is scales is miles beyond mine.

    I don't normally go through this muh trouble on them XD this is a first for me

     

     

    Fair =P 

    I'm a.... Relatively hasty painter, tbh. If a project takes too long I lose focus and run off, so I'm a bit of a sloppy dragon painter, even though I enjoy them ^^; 

    Your work is hugely paying off on this guy though, he's gorgeous =] 


  11. Metallics are always a pain in the arse to photograph......

     

    There is likely some super expensive filter to put on a super expensive camera to make it super easy but I am not spending super amounts of money for that kind of stufff.....

     

    >.<

     

    I have a polariser around somewhere... If I can find it, I may give that a go on my proper camera. He's big enough to shoot on it, at any rate - I struggle with shooting the little guys on my DSLR, so pretty much everything ends up being a phone job instead because that does a better job of focusing close and stuff.

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