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So, my list would be:

 

Paints, including a gloss sealer if these are to be played with. Reaper's paints thin to washes well, but if you're using anything else, buy some acrylic Flow Improver from an art store. It makes washes work. I think Reaper have one available too, in a much smaller and more convenient bottle.

 

Two Winsor & Newton Series 7 around 0 or 1 size. Unlike some others I like a small brush, but I wouldn't ever go below 00 in the W&N. They dry out and get wrecked really fast, the slightest dip of paint rushes straight into the ferrule.

 

Some brushes to sacrifice to my own impatience, ie, do basecoats with. These would be from size 3-5.

 

A good hobby knife and spare blades.

 

I haven't had much luck sanding down the mould lines on bones, so I have no recommendation for files. If you can get hold of a set of very small, good files they are essential for metals. The best single file is a tapered (wider at base) round-back (flat on one side, round on the other), it will fit most places and match most curves.

 

A good superglue for gluing Bones (and cheap stuff for gluing sand to bases, if you want to dress up the basing a bit.)

 

Brush soap or cleaner. For conditioning brushes, you can make do with hair conditioner, but make sure you rinse it out before painting!

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I certainly won't be prepared to that extent. The most preparation I will make for my Reaper Bones minis will be, "Hmm.. that looks like a big enough spot to store the boxes".

 

Not looking forward to making sure all 1200+ minis are there, but I'll have to. xD

 

I can always worry about painting them later.

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1. Open box

2. Take inventory to confirm nothing is amiss

3. Stare in fear at the number of them

4. Sort into general groupings

5. Store the bonesified LE monster figs in the same containers as their LE counter parts (orcs, goblins, kobalds, zombies).

6. Store the rest into boxes. Or maybe a container tub.

7. Add the bones to the queue

 

Which strangely reminds me I forgot to get a figure tray at the FLGS yesterday...

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1. Open box

2. Take inventory to confirm nothing is amiss

3. Sort into general groupings in order of paint queue.

a. Dragons (Choose one for "There Be Dragons" contest. Someone has to supply the laughter!)

b. Giant Skeleton. Base coat and shade this.

c. Western figs (never have enough Western Figs)

d. SF

e. all others

4. Add the bones to the queue

 

(Plagerized from above post and edited for me.)

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I'd have to say...

 

1. Look at box.

 

2. Cry

 

3. Realize I made a horrible mistake.

 

4. Regret thinking I made a horrible mistake.

 

5. Open the box, still crying.

 

6. Dry my tears on the wings of Nethyrmaul.

 

7. Take inventory.

 

8. Separate my Reaper trade thread trades and prep them to post.

 

9. Pick out my There Be Dragons contest mini.

 

10. Never stop painting forever.

 

I think this is fairly accurate.

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1) Look at box

 

2) Open box

 

3) Watch wife look at box and shake head

 

4) formulate answer to wife's question of 'Where are you going to put those?'

 

5) Sort out into piles

 

6) continue to dodge wife's question

 

7) Give roommate the figs she wanted

 

8) separate out trade figs

 

9) Answer wife by saying 'Well I'm only really planning on keeping these'

 

10) Re-formulate plan of attack

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A word about files and mold lines. Because of the soft nature of the Bones material you really want something more along the lines of the type of files that women use to buff their nails. You can usually find these for cheap in the beauty aisle of a dollar store.

 

EDIT: just to clarify, I'm talking something like a very fine sandpaper/emery type of file.

You may have better luck with a sharp blade - cutting the mold line off rather than scraping.

 

The Auld Grump

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A word about files and mold lines. Because of the soft nature of the Bones material you really want something more along the lines of the type of files that women use to buff their nails. You can usually find these for cheap in the beauty aisle of a dollar store.

 

EDIT: just to clarify, I'm talking something like a very fine sandpaper/emery type of file.

You may have better luck with a sharp blade - cutting the mold line off rather than scraping.

 

The Auld Grump

 

 

Depending on WHERE the mold line is, I find I get good results with one or the other. If it's on a broad surface (like a shoulder) a nail file works great. A mold line on the edge or a hammer or in a crevice is best removed with a knife IMHO. The metal files I normal use with metal minis don't work as well as the nail files.

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1) Open box.

2) Cackle gleefully.

3) Dump box onto kitchen table.

4) Cackle gleefully.

5) Take inventory.

6) Sort into categories.

7) Marvel at figures, pick out favories.

8) Cackle gleefully.

9) Sort into different categories.

10) Cull out trade bait.

11) Sort into still further categories (because I'm like that).

12) Cackle gleefully.

13) Pick out a likely candidate to try to paint.

14) Try to paint.

15) Figure out where it all went wrong.

16) Watch painting tutorials.

17) Try again.

18) Figure out where it all went wrong.

19 and onward) Repeat 16-18.

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1) Open box.

2) Cackle gleefully.

3) Dump box onto kitchen table.

4) Cackle gleefully.

5) Take inventory.

6) Sort into categories.

7) Marvel at figures, pick out favories.

8) Cackle gleefully.

9) Sort into different categories.

10) Cull out trade bait.

11) Sort into still further categories (because I'm like that).

12) Cackle gleefully.

13) Pick out a likely candidate to try to paint.

14) Try to paint.

15) Figure out where it all went wrong.

16) Watch painting tutorials.

17) Try again.

18) Figure out where it all went wrong.

19 and onward) Repeat 16-18.

 

I think you forgot the gleeful cackling...

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