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Leave the parts on the frame when you paint
Glue the model together then paint
Clip parts of then paint, and then glue it together
How do you do when you paint your models?
Do you glue the model together and then paint it or do you leave the parts
on the plastic frame? Or do you clip the parts of then paint and then glue them together?
Personally i leave them on the frame when i paint them.
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i said glue the model together and paint.
dunno why really.. i know a guy who paints on the sprue... but it seems like everytime you clip the models off it, you will end up with a big plastic bit on your model.... actually on every piece of your model... (btw his models a painted terribly anyway)
plus the glue might melt some more paint off when you stick it together... thus you still have to whip the paints out even when the models stuck together anyway
also you are painting a whole lot more bits than you might actually be using
but i imagine these arnt much of a problem if you are painting those 2-part easy to put together space marines or nids or some LOTR stuff
however my respect goes to anyone who does this anyway, we all have our preffered way so who am i to diss
i dont really have problems getting to areas i cant see or are just plain hard to get the brush into etc
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painting marines I put them into 4 parts:
- body with legs, backpack, base
- left arm + weapon if needed and shoulder pad
- right arm as above
I blu tac the arms n heads onto little sticks to paint and then once it's all done I stick em together, you *can't* paint a miniture properly when it's completely made unless you have a brush that does right angles .. . .
i glue them together then paint, the only minis i didnt do this to was the old Epic models, they were easier to paint on the sprues and they were single moulded anyway.
i take the point about brushes not being able to go into right angles, but in most cases the mini shouldnt be constructed in such a way that there is inaccessible parts.
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I use a similar method, i glue:Originally Posted by Tetsugaku-San
Body, legs+ base.
Arms + S.Pads.
paint them all seperate then glue together
For the small pieces that you cant hold i heat a safety pin with a lighter and stick it in the piece, i put it where the glue will go.
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Generally, I glue then paint as I find it to be the easiest way for me to get the best results. For the grunts (WFB rank and file troops, Eldar Guardians, Space Marine tactical squads, etc) I'll glue the whole thing together and paint... the small amount of surface area that I can't get to is generally very low visibility as well so I don't feel that it's really worth the headache to do things piece by piece. On the other hand for pieces that I'm trying to make really nice, I'll only assemble them up to the point where I would start having things get in the way. Leaving them in multiple pieces -does- allow for a higher level of detail and quality which is worth it for such models.
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Glue then paint, beacause its easilier to move the models around to paint in the hard to reach places. I would do it on the sprue but you would have grey areas where you clipped them off, a bit of a waste if you have to repaint.
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