- 27/06/2017 at 19:08 #65829
So my latest Reaper Bones KS recently arrived; I’m working on a Fire Giant army for Dragon Rampant. What’s the latest advice on priming the Bones material? Spray primer or no? I remember reading that the Bones material had an issue with the acetone based primers.
-Will27/06/2017 at 19:41 #65833Katie LParticipant
Acetone/butane/propane solventised primers are fine as long as you don’t overload the surface; Halfords matt and satin blacks work well — These are what I always used to use.
Stylenrez airbrush primer is fine; I’ve done a bunch of figures with this.
Do NOT use enamel paints — Humbrol or Testors — on PVC; either as base or as detail or as a final varnish. The PVC’s plasticisers interact with the alkyd resin binder and prevent it going off leaving the figure ever-sticky.10/07/2017 at 13:26 #67076
Katie, thanks for the advice! I ended up trying it sans primer and it actually worked pretty well, but I plan to prime the next model and see how it goes….
-Will10/07/2017 at 16:10 #67093Who Asked This JokerParticipant
Reaper Bones you say? DO NOT PRIME. They come ready to paint. The only thing I’d advise is to wash the figures in warm soapy water then rinse with clean water. Start painting. I painted an E;g archer in this manner. It held the paint quite well. Hope that helps.
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--Abraham Lincoln10/07/2017 at 16:33 #67098
Yep, I painted one of the Fire Giants from the last KS after giving it a bath (and straightening the sword); worked out pretty well though a couple of my colors needs a few extra coats. Maybe I will go sans primer for all of the Giants?
-Will10/07/2017 at 18:51 #67127Katie LParticipant
I did try not priming, but the paints I use really didn’t seem to like it… they adhered, but coverage was a bit sketchy. It may prove better if you’re a white-undercoat person rather than a black-undercoat person.
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