Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bones paint test

I won't be able to do any serious painting until tomorrow. However, here is the Reapers 'Bones' plastic figure I'll be working with.

Initial impressions: excellent on lack of flash and mold lines. I had no hesitation about starting right in with paint. Reaper claims that you can paint them right out of the package, but I am generally more comfortable working over black, so I started with a coat of Liquitex black gesso. The figure seems quite flexible, about the same as the 1/72 plastics of the softer sort (say HaT rather than Zvezda). I bent the sword back and forth a bit this morning, and the gesso showed no signs of peeling or flaking.

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