Jump to content

Bones: Frequently Asked Questions - Unofficial!


Recommended Posts

  • Moderator

I use the Medium and Fine, and found they work just great. I got some of the Coarse ones, but oddly enough they really don't work all that well. The Fine ones seem to be the best for removing any "fuzzies" left over afterwards.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 76
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I put together a few documents related to using Bones. I've submitted these to the Craft section of the website, but as it may be a little while before Reaper has the time available to add them, Bryan

Boneschosis: Hopefully soon to be archaic. The mental derangement bought on by obsessively waiting for your Kickstarter to be delivered. Believed to be similar to the figmentia derangement. Sympto

For a dip effect:   I CONFIRM that Liquitex Acrylic Matte Varnish with Liquitex burnt umber tube acrylic in a 4:1 ratio works on as a good brush-on wash, and it dries hard and cured, even the gloppy

The Fine ones seem to be the best for removing any "fuzzies" left over afterwards.

 

Neat; I'll try to find some fine grit needles and see how that works for me. ^_^

 

I've had a hell of a time trying to get rid of said "fuzzies" without making a bigger mess... definitely the most challenging part of Bones in my experience thus far!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Artists

Are you filing in a back and forth motion? That seems to make more fuzzies. What's worked better for me is to file in one direction, then finish up by very lightly filing in the opposite direction to remove fuzzies.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Artists

If you read the first coat article that's also pinned up here, you'll get more info and pictures on my experiences with Dullcote. Yes, it works in the sense that it makes it easier to paint over. However, if you are planning to put your figures to use at all, my advice is to not use it. In my durability tests, the figure 'primed' with Dullcote experienced significant damage compared to all others, and it appears that once you get some damage on one primed that way, the paint has a greater tendency to continue peeling and flaking off than with figures that are unprimed or primed in other ways.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderator

I can report that Minwax does NOT cure over unprimed Bones, but if you prime with Testor's White (it does cure eventually, but takes a couple days) you can dip the figure in Minwax and wipe off the excess. What's left will cure in a day or two. If you do not wipe off the excess, you're looking at a week or more for a full cure.

 

In regards to durability, my orally-fixated cat has been unable to damage Kaladrax's tail even after prolonged gnawing, but she was able to sever a Bonesium sword in the five seconds she had before I removed her from the painting desk.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

I know that climate does produce different results with spray primers, so that being said, I'm in the Pacific North West. I have found that here, I do need to prime my Bones, and of all the primers that I have tried (Krylon Fusion, Krylon Paint + Primer, and good old fashioned Games Workshop Chaos Black), only the GW spray cures fully here. The Krylons stayed tacky for over a week, until I soaked in Simple Green and sprayed again with the Chaos Black.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Being in the PNW (my home when I'm not away at school) shouldn't affect the need for primer, though it might very well affect the way different primers behave. The reaction between paint and mini should be pretty much unaffected by climate, though aerosols are known to be heavily affected.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

We're in the PNW and haven't had any problem with paint straight on the Bones. (Okay, metallics don't behave as a first coat, but that I can work with.) We do scrub them well with a toothbrush and dishsoap, then rinse very well. Reaper HD does stick better than MSP, too.

Hrm. I actually did a base coat of steel mixed with black (a dull steel color to build up from) and it went on fine. Possibly mixing in another color helps the metalics stick.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

OOPS I BAKED MY BONE IN THE OVEN!!! (This may have been covered elsewhere.)

 

So I got an earth elemental figure and couldn't get the poor guy to stand up, soooo I made a sculpey base for him,but its wrapped around and over his broccoli base. I put him in the oven for half an hour at 275 degrees. I had primed him with Army Painter white before all of this so he went into the oven primed with spray primer.

 

He came out of the oven really, really flexible. I ran him under some cold water after reposing and hes perfect now. I had not planned on reposing him or I would have had a pot of cold water ready. I would probably not do this on a regular basis, but it was kinda neat.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderator

Ah, yeah, doing that on a regular basis would probably be a really bad idea. I've no idea what gasses Bones or primer might put out when exposed to dry heat that high, but it probably isn't good. :unsure:

 

Glad to hear that everything worked out in the end, and that nothing bad happened to you or anybody else.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

  • Like 3
Link to post
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.

Guest
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 EvilJames
      So here they are. The Ogre Squad. You can see the WIP here.
       


       
      I love how nonchalant and casual this guy looks.

      especially when compared to this guy.


      The oldest of my ogres. Metal and unfinished for years because I was just never happy with him. 

      another angry ogre
      fond of the face(s) on this guy and also the pig. The rope on the barrel was a little frustrating though. It had a mold line right down its length and even though I wasn't doing much line cleaning for these guys that was both a hard one to fix and a hard one to ignore.


      the bones black ogre has the best grumpy ogre face. He painted up nicely with very little clean up to ignore.

      the other metal ogre Kagunk and his amazing shield. This guy sat just primed for a good long while as I just was never sure how to handle the shield face. The older chieften's club face was easier since it was always going to look like wood, but this I had to think about a bit. I think it works pretty well.

      a few attempts at a group shot. Bigger minis are hard to keep all in focus at once.
      There it is then. There are a couple of details I see I still need to do and the metal chieftains need to be sealed. But otherwise that is it for this lot. I did by the other ettin in bones and I might order the other ogre leader and I think I have a bones half ogre around somewhere.  If I paint them I may update this with new squad members. We will see.
    • By EvilJames
      My waste paint receptacle for my ogre squad. Nothing special or exciting but he's done too.
      probably his best side here.

      This side no so much. I don't know think he translated into bones as well as some of the others like the ogres. But then, he's just a mook so who cares. 

       
      Oops! Looks like I hurt his feelings. He'll feel better when he's amongst his metal brethren. He has a much better base than they do.
    • By Geoff Davis
      A dumpster.  I started painting it as part of Aaron Lovejoy's blending class.  Then had a ton of fun weathering it. 
       

    • By kazmania7
      Ogre raiding party member.




    • By kazmania7
      after doing the bugbears I figured why not try something a little bigger, how about some ogre's, unfortunately most of the ogre's were sold out in the reaper store and ended up getting this piece which at the time didn't know I already had.




  • Who's Online   9 Members, 1 Anonymous, 44 Guests (See full list)


×
×
  • Create New...