Minivember: Fireball Coming Online!

Next up is the orange translucent Bones Burning Sphere.

 

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Not all that much to say about this one. The trick to paint translucent bones is to undercoat them with matt varnish so the plastic will accept paints and inks. I use Army Painter Anti-Shine spray for this.

I have heard that several brands of spray paint might cause some sort of reaction in the plastic, making them tacky or even flaking off. I personally have not experienced this, but I have experienced my usual miniatures paint (citadel, army painter, vallejo, reaper, etc) being rejected by the bare plastic.

I find that the Army Painter sprays work well on Bones in general. Apart from that I use Vallejo Acrylic Surface Primers -black and light grey-  in my airbrush to undercoat most minis incluiding Bones. Works a charm. I make sure to wash said minis first in warm dishwash detergent-soapy water and an old tootbrush first to get rid of any remaining release compound from the casting process, and make sure thay are dry before priming.

 

77081: Burning Sphere

Reaper Bones KS1

Orange Translucent Bonesium PVC

30mm base

 

Minivember tally: 8

Painted so far this month: 11

Painted so far this year: 335

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