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hello, i have a question on if this is a good idea on how to paint my mini. When i first started painting i wasn't that great and i really didn't know what i was doing. But i have watched some tutorials and im pretty confident, however let me get to the point. I was wondering if it wouldn't be out of the question if i removed and cleaned up all the pieces from the sprues, primed them, and finally painted them seperately then assemble.
You see im not great at making my models look good and i dont do anything fancy. I really just speed paint and i thought i would try this so my models might look a little nicer. I was wondering on other opinions on this. I got this idea from seeing others partially assemble the model and proceed to paint the arms, head, and backpack seperately from the body.
sorry if this is a dumb idea, i really dont mind them not looking amazing i just want to have them be satisfactory in my eyes.
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I've seen this done a few times, its definitely a valid way of doing it.
I would recommend taking the middle road. The pieces you want to leave unassembled should be those that:
1. Get in the way of painting other pieces
2. Will be hard to reach and paint if fully assembled
3. Are a significantly different color.
You didn't mention what you're painting, but pieces that come to mind are upper and lower torsos for Tyranids, SM bolters and backpacks, pilots in any of the IG vehicles, etc.
Just remember to protect the glue spot with a small drop of white glue, which you can pop off after painting.
thats how i usually paint mine, prime them on the sprue and paint them and then assemble then touch them up
Ifurita has the better method. Assemble what you can, without obscuring details, and then paint the rest separately.