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What's the best way to do this? I used to assemble everything (including the shield), but I want to get some more detail, I think.
How can I prime it seperately? Since.. there's nothing to hold on to while painting it, it's a problem. No matter what, I would contact the paint.
Paint the face of the shield whilst it is detached. Paint the edges where you were holding it after you've stuck it on.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
I already detatched 'em.
The way I painted the sheild of my wolf lord is I put tarp/trashbag in the bathtub then just detached the shield and layed it in my bathtub spray painted it on the front ( waited 30mins), did the back (waited) and then the sides were the only prob and I just held it in my hand for that. but I'm sure you can figure out a diff way if you dont want alittle paint on your hands. If you spray your hand and wash it quick enough most of it comes off tho.
Last edited by Senigar; May 2nd, 2005 at 15:22.
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Priming it should be no big deal. I have a room dedicated to painting so overspray isn't an issue. If you are in an area where you need to keep the overspray contained look to spray in a box. You should be able to prime the edges and one side at a go. flipping and repeated on the otherside when finished. I would recommend using a piece of blue tac or something similar to leave the connection point on the shield metal. This will adhere better than over the primer.
I would paint the back of the shield and attach it once the figure is painted (or at least the portion obscured by the shield. I don't really see how it would be easier to paint the front of the shield seperate from the figure. You will probably have a better hold of shield (for balance purposes) when it is attached. The only reason I would paint the whole shield before attaching would be if the shield is angled as such as to obscure contact with the full surface.
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