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Thanks everyone!  One thing I realized with this one is that these clears are really great for painting fabric because they’re dark but (obv) very transparent and thus it makes it easy to build up highlights by adding more white, and then glazing smooth with easy mixes of the straight clears.

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12 hours ago, rubegon said:

 In retrospect I wish I’d gotten the metal version - I couldn’t do much with that seal flipper of a hand 🤣

Even Bones Black can have trouble with tiny fingers and details.  I hope Bones USA can do a better job, and that the price stays reasonable compared to metal.  If so, I hope they release some of their finely detailed minis in that medium for those who are doing high level paint jobs.

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41 minutes ago, Serenity said:

Even Bones Black can have trouble with tiny fingers and details.  I hope Bones USA can do a better job, and that the price stays reasonable compared to metal.  If so, I hope they release some of their finely detailed minis in that medium for those who are doing high level paint jobs.

In general I’m really impressed with Bones Black.  The quality of the cast on this one - even with many of the fine details - is really excellent.  It seems like detail in certain kinds of area gets kind of smooshed.


From what I’ve seen Bones 5 is even better than Bones 4 in terms of fine detail.  I think there’s a learning curve in the design of the molds and tuning the of the plastic formula, and the people doing that are getting really good at it.


Having said that, Bones USA is incredible!  It reproduces better detail than the same sculpts in metal.  The new Bones USA version of Mangu Timor is made from the same masters as the metal, and it has detail you can’t see in the metal.


I asked about Bones USA production cost on a factory tour during ReaperCon.  Ed said that they’re priced accordingly now.  It seems they’ll be less than metal, but we shouldn’t expect to see a KS where we can get 150 Bones USA models for $120.  They still need to be made in small batches with similar labor costs to metal ones, unlike Bones Black where the production cost is really low once the molds are paid for.

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