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  1. Thanks for the tips. Just knowing how they're intended to be used helps a lot with figuring out how I should use them. I played around a bit and found that Reikland Flesh Shade applied to the midtone gives a pretty nice effect, so I'll be using that to start to figure out what works best for me.
  2. Hey all, So I picked up the Golden Skin triad recently and I'm not really sure how to go about using it. Most of my flesh painting experience has been with the Citadel method of basecoat, wash with Reikland Flesh Shade and highlight up from there, and I'm not really sure what I'm doing when it comes to something like using a triad. Should I be using the same method I've always been, just subbing out the paints? Should I not use a wash at all and highlight up/down from the midtone? I don't know what I'm doing here! Any advice would be appreciated.
  3. Hey Hey People, shadefoundry here to report the outcomes from me experimenting with spray primers. Its been pretty well documented how Bones minis work well with Vallejo Brush-On primer, so I've been using that pretty much exclusively for them, but I only have a bottle of it in white, and that stuff is not opaque whatsoever. Since I'm slowly getting through painting my first dragon (Blightfang) I decided I'd paint up a few smaller bones minis so that I could see how they react to different things, so that I'm not experimenting on my nice dragon. Before I get into my findings, a quick
  4. Welp, I didn't have time to go to the local Walmart to pick up something cheap to use as a base coat before painting things properly, so I used some white Vallejo brush-on primer on a couple of the other minis I bought with my Blightfang to see how that works. I've heard good things but I'd rather test for stickiness with smaller/cheaper things before potentially screwing up my big dragon boy. Since I'm waiting a bit before I can start the thing, I guess I'll take some time to learn how to paint scales. Anybody got any tips?
  5. I see. Well I guess I'll hold off on varnishing it at least until I have a few bones minis painted that I can sacrifice for testing. I'd just leave the dragon without a varnish but my sister likes to run D&D campaigns with her friends and I try to have my minis sealed just in case anybody's careless with handling my stuff so I don't need to do weekly touch-ups.
  6. @Corsair Nice to be welcomed in :) Where can I find Tamiya's spray primers? Standard art stores? My local miniature shop mostly carries Vallejo and Citadel sprays from what I've seen. @Doug Sundseth Dang, so does that mean that it'll be sticky if I spray it with Testor's stuff even if I do wash it in IPA? Which brands of varnish work best, if you know?
  7. Question for you guys, I know spray primers react really badly with the bones plastic, but I plan to paint a dragon pretty soon and don't have an airbrush to speed things up. If I base coat with either a craft paint or Vallejo brush on primer, will I be alright to spray prime in the colors I want overtop? Or will I still get a negative reaction? Will soaking in Isopropyl Alcohol before brushing on the base coat help? Most of my spray primers are Vallejo or Citadel brand, and ideally I want my dragon base coated with Citadel's "The Fang" color and I really don't want to screw up my first large
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