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    Should I trim every single little mold line on my figs? If i should, should I trim each piece before i put it together or should i put the figs together then go back and trim the mold lines?


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    You should assemble it first then trim every single one, there is nothing worse than having a paint job ruined by a mold line.

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    Ok thanks

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    I agree, I always clean my mold lines now after it " ruined " the look of a few minis I'd painted.

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    You should remove all the mold lines.
    I know that it is time consuming, but then again the model looks better when finished...
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    Bleh, i really hate mold lines. Especially the ones on the Sorcerer Backpack (not the mechanical looking ones the dragon like ones), it's hard to get all those lines with the intricate curves and such.
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    I remove all mold lines and flash before assembly, it makes for a much more professional look when painted.
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    Yeah, I trim all my guys before I assemble them. Takes forever, but it does create a better looking model

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    Try using a set of jeweler&#39;s files (hobby files). You only need two or three, one rounded, one flat, and one of whatever you like. I use a pointed square. With the files you can quickly buff away any lines on metal or plastic. They are much faster than using a knife to cut or scrape the lines.

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    To put it simply.

    Yes, trim all the lines.
    You&#39;ll regret it later if you dont.

    *thinks of his old, non trimmed models*

    *shudder*

    Well they all got trimmed in the end anyway and that just meant repainting. So do it, for the sake of Chaos Undivided, DO IT&#33;&#33;&#33;

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