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  1. Since vhaidra mentioned using 1000 grit sandpaper for prep in another thread, I thought I'd throw out one of my tips. After I'm done removing flash from my mini I go over it with a nylon brush in a rotary tool. This gives me an extra smooth finish, and smooth painting is something we all pursue. Then I wash and prime as usual. Q: But doesn't that remove detail? A: Not that I can tell. Q: On metal minis only, or also resin/plastic/Bonesium? A: I've only used it on metal minis, since my experience with other materials is extremely limited. I would definitely test it on a non-metal scrap piece first, as metal is much harder than other materials.
  2. My brother was cutting up cedar limbs to use for a project for his wife. I figured I might as well grab a few just in case I might could turn them into bases or platforms for miniatures. I have several sizes and several heights, but when I started looking I was not finding much on integrating something like this into a base. Lots of things for already prepared woods, but not many ideas on fresher wood. Now, most of these limbs were dropped from trees, so, not exactly full of sap: I am thinking I would need sealer but wasn't sure how that would interact when trying to get a miniature to adhere, or should I strictly use the taller ones as a plinth of some kind that the completed miniature sits on? Thoughts? Ideas? Practical experience? Also need to find the best way to handle the bark (leave it, clear it, etc.).
  3. Hi all. I was having a close look at the Eli Quicknight mini (last month's 25th anniversary model) and I had a friend show me how to properly file mold lines but upon looking at the one on the left arm of this model there isn't a whole lot of space for a file. In addition to that, there's a rivet on the shoulder plate of that arm that's right next to the mold line (see the attached pic). What would be the best way to deal with this particular mold line?
  4. So, apologies if this has been brought up before. While prepping Gandorf for paint I have found a good viable alternative to sanding sticks and needles. Sand paper, or emery cloth. I've been using very small squares of it. About 180 grit. Rub it across the mold line against the sharpest edge and it slices it right off. It it also easier, in my opinion, to get it into the very fine areas, since it can be shaped or folded to match the contours. Hope this helps some of you out. I know it has helped decrease my Bones prep time.
  5. Howdy, I've met with some pretty bad first results on my bones minis. I think where I am going wrong is base coating. Undiluted I am having to do several base coats and it ends up killing the model's detail (and it also might be making the mini's really shiny...). I would really like to find a reliable method to get the model covered so I can paint like 'normal' with out all the beading. Could anyone recommend a paint line that work in a pass or two to base coat that's worked for you? Gray, black and white are my usual colors but any colors would be great too.
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