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I actually found the unthinned Brown Liner to be too dark for me, obfusticating some details that were tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the more detailed minis. I found once I thinned it ever-

I just, for the first time, primed some Bones with Brown Liner, as per buglips' recommendation.   It went very well. The Brown Liner was darker than I expected, more of a very dark warm grey.   I

JUST finished this same process with this exact feedback. Thank you all for the help.

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I actually found the unthinned Brown Liner to be too dark for me, obfusticating some details that were tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the more detailed minis. I found once I thinned it ever-so-slightly, that as long as the mini was thoroughly scrubbed and rinsed beforehand, it went on beautifully, almost like a thick wash, settling in the crevices and making all the fiddly details really pop. Note: I've also found this trick to work with the Blue and Gray Liners.

 

That said, this is what works for me. I encourage experimentation to find what works best for you!  ^_^

 

Huzzah!

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An option to consider for cleaning Bones, especially if you buy in bulk (*cough* Vampire Box *cough*) is an ultrasonic cleaner.  I picked up a cheap consumer grade one locally and it basically means when I start painting for the day I throw the figures I'm painting into the cleaner, turn on the magic buzzer, and complete the rest of my setup while they're magically cleaned for me.

 

What kind of solution do you use in the ultrasonic cleaner? Just water? Water + soap? Another kind of cleaner?

 

 

  Water + a drop of dish soap.  One of these days I'm going to try stripping paint using it and Simple Green.

 

 

I've used water plus Simple Green in an ultrasonic cleaner and it works really well for stripping. But I still soak the figures overnight before running the cleaner.

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I've used water plus Simple Green in an ultrasonic cleaner and it works really well for stripping. But I still soak the figures overnight before running the cleaner.

 

The problem, for me, is that Simple Green is bloody expensive to buy outside the US.

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Anyone used any of the darker MSP metallics like Adamantine or that one bronze as a primer?

 

Nope, but I'm always willing to try new things (especially since that means buying more paint mwahahaha)! What's the "one bronze" you're referring to?

 

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I've used water plus Simple Green in an ultrasonic cleaner and it works really well for stripping. But I still soak the figures overnight before running the cleaner.

 

The problem, for me, is that Simple Green is bloody expensive to buy outside the US.

 

 

IME, pine oil cleansers (the most common brand name here is PineSol) work about as well as Simple Green. And they make the room smell like pine – really a lot – for good or ill.

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The problem, for me, is that Simple Green is bloody expensive to buy outside the US.

 

IME, pine oil cleansers (the most common brand name here is PineSol) work about as well as Simple Green. And they make the room smell like pine – really a lot – for good or ill.

 

Guess how easy pine oil cleansers are to get a hold of over here... :poke:

It seems like either Dettol or Fairy Power Spray are the two most effective liquid paint strippers/mini cleaners available here in Europe and both have to be imported to my country from the UK. We do have an effective cleaner, but it's a thick gel like product, not exactly useful in an ultrasonic cleaner. ::D:

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I just, for the first time, primed some Bones with Brown Liner, as per buglips' recommendation.

 

It went very well. The Brown Liner was darker than I expected, more of a very dark warm grey.

 

I thinned it down considerably, and it still covered the entire figure with no beading in a single coat.

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I just, for the first time, primed some Bones with Brown Liner, as per buglips' recommendation.

 

It went very well. The Brown Liner was darker than I expected, more of a very dark warm grey.

 

I thinned it down considerably, and it still covered the entire figure with no beading in a single coat.

 

JUST finished this same process with this exact feedback. Thank you all for the help.

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I sometimes will prime with brown liner and then drybrush with a light color (like Linen White) to bring out the details. This ends up getting painted over, but makes it easier not to miss things on detailed figures.

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