Thanks for all the advice, this is a big help. I have definitely read the "First coat is the difference" article, and it helped immensely with the smaller figures. I guess with the large figures it's just a matter of applying that technique on a larger scale. I just didn't know if anyone had any special tips or methods for dealing with large surface areas.
I am current sitting with both Cinder and Blightfang Bones "minis", and before I paint it how did everyone else go about priming them? I want to do this large mini justice and prep it in the best way possible. This is the Reaper Bones plastic mini, so I don't want to use an Rattle-Can due to the curing issues. Keep in mind that I do not have access an airbrush. Also after I am done washing the mini in soap and water how else should I go preparing the mini?