Jump to content

Bones: Frequently Asked Questions - Unofficial!


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 79
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

I forgot that there were some formatting options here on the forums. I will go through and do that, thanks for the idea!

AWESOME! Now it's much easier for my eyes to skim through. :)


So if we have questions/answers, do we just throw them at you by posting here?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

More question and answers from random threads:


“The little Dungeon Attack rats have almost no detail or texture to them. There's no real fur texture, no teeth sticking out, etc. There's really very little there to paint.”

Try slapping on a base coat to one, then drybrush it. The texture should be there. One problem with unpainted Bones is that they are ever so slightly translucent, so light tends to feather out (for lack of a better phrase) at the edges. It looks like there's no detail, but once you start slinging paint on to 'em the detail shows up.


“And 2 more with paint jobs so bad that I need to redo from start. Speaking of that is it possible? “

Simple Green is an environmentally-friendly cleaner you might be able to find at a hardware store. If you submerge a mini in this for a while (few hours to a day) then you can strip the paint right off. Scrub it with an old toothbrush (don't mix the two up, SG tastes horrible and is kind of burny) and then rinse under warm water. The Bones may have some residual staining from the colour, but otherwise will be good to go for another try.

Edited by Evilhalfling
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Artists

I haven't tested any sealers yet. I have a couple, but sealers are not one of the supplies I've collected en masse as I usually paint display figures and don't seal them (or just use Dullcote/brush-on sealer). Painted Bones seem durable enough that I haven't been too worried about sealing them, though probably I should put something on there. The main issue would be flexibility is my guess. You want a sealer that flexes with the material or it's likely to cause more problems than it solves.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Has anyone tried white glue as a primer? (PVA Glue, Elmer's glue, etc., but NOT the water soluble Elmer's school-kid variant.)


Some historical gamers used to do that to those tiny, plastic 1/72nd figures which were notorious for allowing paint to peel away. They claimed it put a tough, flexible, durable clear shell around the figure that accepted and held paint well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Similar Content

    • By strawhat
      A few weeks ago I made a bit of a cheeky post where "Lassie" tried to get some help for poor Timmy (who had, quite unsurprisingly, fallen down a well).  Well, the Thing in the Well wasn't quite finished at the time.  That has since been rectified.
      I present to you: The Thing in the Well/The Well of Doom!
      The well was painted up with my favorite craft paint combo: Delta Ceramcoat Chocolate Cherry, Burnt Sienna, and Terra Cotta.  Truly great stuff!  And it's not grey!  I honestly think I'm going to use that trio for most of my stone scenery.
      I left the fluid unattached and painted the inside of the well with a couple shades of dark blue (I no longer remember which ones).  But I'm not sure whether or not I'll ever take the brain out of the well, so it was just a whim and not anything really planned.
      The first part of the beastie I tackled was the well "water."  I knew I wasn't going to paint it up like blue water.  I was hoping to create a rather unnatural vibe.  I thought about green, but ended up using the NMM Gold triad.  I don't know if I got the shading right, as I was trying to make the fluid darker where it would be thicker/deeper and paler near the edges and peaks.
      The brain was next.  I used the Vampiric Skin triad for the grey matter.  The veins/arteries along the surface were originally going to be red...and then I remembered that squid blood isn't red.  Squid blood is blue.  So out went the red (not for the only time this project).  I used Nightmare Black to serve as a base for Ritterlich Blue and Brilliant Blue topped off the highlights.  You can't see the "cerebellum," but I used Imperial Purple, Amethyst Purple, and Spectral White to paint it up.  I was on a "cool" colors kick.  
      And then the tentacles.  Ugh.  Not "ick," "ugh."  My original, scatter-brained plan was to try to emulate the humboldt squid.  Those rather nasty pieces of work pulse red when they're agitated.  So I painted the backs of all the tentacles red.  Then I put the fluid in the well and started dry-fitting the tentacles.  It didn't work.  None of it.  Not the shade of red and not the fit of the tentacles.  I ended up pinning four of the tentacles to the fluid base.  There just didn't seem to be enough "plug" on them to properly sit in the base and I didn't want to drown the thing in glue.  One of those pins is rather questionable, though, but it's all holding for now.  The mold lines are another issue.  I should have checked more carefully before I started, but these aren't for much beyond my own grins and giggles.  I can forgive a few mold lines.
      After getting the tentacles nice and attached, I pondered for a bit and ended up choosing the Twilight Colors triad (another favorite) for the backs.  I chose the Rosy Flesh triad for the underside of the tentacles, and the Bone Colors Triad for the hooks on the suckers.  And that's about it.
      Thanks for stopping by!
    • By Metalchaos
      Hey everyone, the tribe is still growing. Here's 77349, Goblin Shaman with spider familiar sculpted by Ben Siens.







    • By Cyradis
      Scale 75 is expanding their line of artist tube paint and inks. More general colors, some more specialized inks (apparently matte ink), and fluorescent paint tubes - that actually glow under black light.
      Bonus for folks who have previously backed their Kickstarters too.
    • By Metalchaos
      Good day everyone, here's 77444, Goblin warrior with spear sculpted by Bobby Jackson. Since these goblins are sold with duplicates, I will convert the others by swapping their weapons. I will also paint the goblin command, shaman and leader.






    • By MiniPainterDMan89
      Hello All,
      Here is a Dwarf Butcher 77460 that I painted up a couple months ago. 
      Thank you for looking.

  • Create New...