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Orc Berserker, Greatsword (Reaper Bones)

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Did you paint the metallics onto the bare white Bones?  If so, you'll find metallics much easier to use if you put a dark undercoat down as a layer first.  If I had to guess what difficulty you had I'd bet you had white spots poking through that stubbornly resisted additional coats, so if my guess is right then the undercoat will help solve it.

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Thanks folks. 


Buglips, I did undercoat. I learned the hard way before reading the stickied thread and tried priming the first couple of times. The flat metal pieces just didn't seem to want to take on more paint. I tried to go back over some areas of the sword and armor with a lighter metal, but it wasn't showing. I am working with cheap craft paint at the moment though, and the lighter metal just doesn't seem to be great in general, so that may be the problem. I have a set of Reaper paints coming in a day or two, so I'll test out the Filigree Silver on a few spots.

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Ah, I get it now.  It was a different kind of problem from what I was thinking.  If the Filigree Silver doesn't do what you expect there are some other tricks to try, so see how that goes when it comes in.

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Ha, I've discovered my problem re: the metallics. The silver craft paint I was trying to detail with is completely separated out. Watching a tutorial video from Miniwargamer Jay, I thought to check the consistency of the paint, and sure enough, all of the metallic pigment is sticking to the bottom, even with a good shake. So I was basically trying to paint with the medium and a tiny bit of white-grey pigment, but no metallic pigment, hence not getting results. Lesson learned.

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On ‎6‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 7:15 PM, MelmothWanders said:

Ha, I've discovered my problem re: the metallics. The silver craft paint I was trying to detail with is completely separated out. Watching a tutorial video from Miniwargamer Jay, I thought to check the consistency of the paint, and sure enough, all of the metallic pigment is sticking to the bottom, even with a good shake. So I was basically trying to paint with the medium and a tiny bit of white-grey pigment, but no metallic pigment, hence not getting results. Lesson learned.

It's always good to discover the root cause of a problem so that you can go and resolve it.  Great looking mini BTW.

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