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Before anything is assembled and its all still attached to the sprue
Clip everything off and slap it togeather, then, and only then, does it get wet.
No no no, this isn't a thread about the leader of the autobots, Or whats on television in the evenings. Im currious to see what people do when it comes time to primeing their miniatures. Are you one of the people who like to assemble everything first, and then set it under the spray (or brush). Or do you prime it when its still attached to the sprue so that you can get to each and every last little nook and cranie? (Hmm.. i could go for an english muffin right about now..) Would you care to share any pros or cons you know of reguarding your chosen method, Or perhaps of the one you avoid like the plague?
Oh.. but i dont look so good with all those.. tentaclly things..
Personally I glue it together, then prime.
I found its hard to glue stuff thats covered in paint
i put them together then paint. make it very easy.
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I actually do a mix of the two processes.... I leave awkward items or things that would obscure other areas on the sprue - like quivers and shields...
Riders off their mounts, figs seperate from bases always... and sometime even arms get left off if they would obscure the chest area...
but generally, the main parts (legs, torso, head... or legs body of a mount) will get assembled first before priming...
I generally paint models in a relatively complete state.
I leave off parts that are nightmarishly hard to get at if glued on, or that obscure other detailed bits of the model (ie: Space Marine's bolters, Chaos Warrior's shields etc etc).
Otherwise, I just find it a lot more satisfying to paint everything together, as you can see a model being 'born', almost, I suppose.
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I'm generally a mix too. Things like infantry I'll paint as a piece model (i.e. assemble hen paint) but larger things are generally done in subassemblies. This also motivates me to paint them as I can't game with it til its painted and then made!
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Yup, doing a mix is often the easiest I find. I used to leave alot of bits off like arms, heads and backpacks but that made them really ridiculous to game with so I just leave the guns off now.
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I usually complete the model first before painting. On larger or more complex kits I will paint some parts before building but not often.
I find when Im converting, I want to make sure my model fits together and gap filling before worrying about painting it.