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So for two straight Kickstarters I've shown the restrain necessary and didn't end up getting any Bones and I'm still reasonably okay with that because I like metal, I won't lie and I really appreciate the detail metal provides. But those dastardly Reaper people put out a few that couldn't be gotten in metal, like Yephima, so I ordered one from my hobby store and sooner or later, actually probably later or sooner, I'd like to think about painting her up. Here's my dilemma: after giving her a sudsy bath and letting her dry, I think I really would like to prime her, even though everybody says it's not necessary. Is there any bad aspects of priming Bones? I'd use a Vallejo brush on white primer, which is what I've got. Has anybody had any bad primer experiences?

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Brush on should work fine. Most of the negative reviews I've heard re: primer and Bones are believed to be from the aerosolizers in spray primer.

 

Have you considered "priming" with an undiluted coat of MSP, perhaps Pure White or Brown Liner?

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The BONES don't seem to like Vallejo paint period. I've had a devil of a time with all my Vallejo, even after soaking. What I found out will work though is if I stick the figure in boiling water for a few seconds, I can get any paint or primer to stick easily. Different people seem to have different experiences with primer and paint sticking.

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I use Krylon primer usually, but when I started doing Bones it made them super perma tacky, bleck.

 

Someone here posted a while ago about Army Painter primer, I use the white, hilarious! Good luck figuring out where I primed! But it works awesomely and I am very happy with it.

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I actually thought of just doing a coat of white Master Series and let that dry and let it be my base. I think I'll try the primer first though. I'll probably use what I have though instead of buy a new one (cross your fingers Anne)!

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Priming bones with brown liner is AWESOME let me tell you. I recommend it over regular primer.

However, I dont see the issue of useing primer if you wish.

I dont spray primer anymore so I havent tested that on Bones and porbably wont but brush on should be fine. You just have to be alittle careful with your paints when layering. Otherwise you'll put it on too thick

Some bones cant have that because their details will just disappear. Which is why I think Brown liner is the best option.

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Many people have used primer successfully, others have not. The problem is that it's very inconsistent between people. And paint sticks just fine on bare Bones, so why bother?

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Many people have used primer successfully, others have not. The problem is that it's very inconsistent between people. And paint sticks just fine on bare Bones, so why bother?

Well some people like myself when I would paint metal. I would use a white primer and then first coat is a black wash to help me see the details. This is a technique you cant do on bones.

but a light coat of brown liner both primes and essentially acts as a dark wash at the same time and help people see the details and work from there with thin paints. If you put direct paint on you may miss some of the detail and then you have to work harder to cover the mistakes like say you get black over the skin area or skin over a leather satchel or something...you can lose detail correcting that mistake and bones are not as detailed as the others.

 

This is something Im going through right now with my teifling chick that damnable midsection is killing me....

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Ok, when I first got my bones I tried my traditional brush on white primer. I always add alittle bit of water to it to make so I get in the crevices. DO NOT DO THAT! with bones. It wont work. Its easy to just wash it off though incase you make that mistake.

 

First coat has to be straight out of the bottle whether it be primer or not. Like Anne mentioned about Vallejo (which Ive never used on bones specifically) you may have trouble with it.

 

So my advice is pick a goblin and see what happens lol

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Ok, when I first got my bones I tried my traditional brush on white primer. I always add alittle bit of water to it to make so I get in the crevices. DO NOT DO THAT! with bones. It wont work. Its easy to just wash it off though incase you make that mistake.

 

First coat has to be straight out of the bottle whether it be primer or not. Like Anne mentioned about Vallejo (which Ive never used on bones specifically) you may have trouble with it.

 

So my advice is pick a goblin and see what happens lol

Sadly I have no goblin cannon fodder, just a single beautiful Yephima.

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Ok, when I first got my bones I tried my traditional brush on white primer. I always add alittle bit of water to it to make so I get in the crevices. DO NOT DO THAT! with bones. It wont work. Its easy to just wash it off though incase you make that mistake.

 

First coat has to be straight out of the bottle whether it be primer or not. Like Anne mentioned about Vallejo (which Ive never used on bones specifically) you may have trouble with it.

 

So my advice is pick a goblin and see what happens lol

Sadly I have no goblin cannon fodder, just a single beautiful Yephima.

 

Might be worth it to find something cheap to test it on first before you commit to your Yephima. I think the cheapest would be the rats. http://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/rats/latest/77016

That give you a few to test on to see how the paint reacts and such

 

I also recommend that you read this thread here by Wren

http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/48669-bones-the-first-coat-is-the-difference/?hl=wren#entry703622

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Ok, when I first got my bones I tried my traditional brush on white primer. I always add alittle bit of water to it to make so I get in the crevices. DO NOT DO THAT! with bones. It wont work. Its easy to just wash it off though incase you make that mistake.

 

First coat has to be straight out of the bottle whether it be primer or not. Like Anne mentioned about Vallejo (which Ive never used on bones specifically) you may have trouble with it.

 

So my advice is pick a goblin and see what happens lol

Sadly I have no goblin cannon fodder, just a single beautiful Yephima.

 

Test it on the under part of the base and see how it sticks.

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