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Im getting back into 40K after a noticable absence. I am collecting more for the hobby aspect than the actual gameplay itself, mostly just so I can have something to do or kill time from time to time while waiting for something else.
My first project is a box of plastic Khorne Berserkers.
I used Chaos Black spray primer once the models were assembled, and when satisfied with the results I fixed up the few small cracks the spray missed.
Then I got down to painting. Starting with a base coat of Crimson Gore for armor, then Blood red over it, laving some CG in the lowered areas. I think it turned out well, maybe a tad orangish...but thats fine, its red enough.
Then I did the metal bits and the weapons. Its beena while, but I like what I did.
My big problem is the fact that when the model is fully assembled, it can be hard to get the paintbrush into some of the cracks near the models chest or armpits, and around the backpack to get his collar or back of his head.
I have tried all manner of holding the model upside-down and I eventually got them all, but they looked rushed and a bit sloppy.
This wasnt that big o an issue on some of them because of the way the models arms were positioned. Made me wonder if i could do something besides position my models all the same way (with their arms wide open, looking like a huge Hug Squad or something)
can I leave the arms unattached, then paint them and glue them on later?
Im not sure if the spray primer will mess up the glue and prevent a good, um....glueing.
if so...can I use a piece of tape to cover the shoulder area, then peel it off after the priming is done?
I just dont have any sort of good answer to this dilema. Please repond with helpful suggestions. And sorry for the long post.
PS: wife took the digi-camera to England with her, or I would post a few pics. sorry
As far as I can tell, nothing bad will happen if you paint and then assemble. Alot of people do it, and they all sya it works just fine. Can't wait to see those berserkers.
Originally Posted by Brett on Quidditch[ 1500pt. Chaos List, C&C! ]
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Just be sure you have clean surfaces where the parts join.
I always paint the backpack separately (Sisters of Battle). Since my models coem with bolters as a one piece, I never had probems with the front of the figs, but severa, SM that I did were easier to paitn with backpacks and bolters off...
As long as you keep the joints clean, and paint over the glue after you will put them together you should end up with a very nice model :yes:
what do you guys suggest to keep the glue area clean? I hear Green Stuff works well since you can simply remove it afterwards. I dont have any experience with the stuff. What about a small piece of tape?
any ideas? I appreciate the responses
Using a knife or file I scrape clean the surfaces to be joined.
i do it all the time, dont worry about plastic glue over the paint, it still sticks fine, i usually leave the arms and the head off my models if possible, paint the body,
then get the arms and head, glue the part or the arms and neck you will eventually stick to the body on a long strip of sprue cutting, prime and paint, then when done, take it off the sprue, the area should still be clean of paint ready to glue again...
it works fine for me, and my painting is better than anything ive seen at my local GW :shifty:
Originally Posted by Cheredanine
Here is an article talking about how I figures dis-assembled. You can find it here!
I use vallejo liquid mask and seal the joints before priming and painting and it scrapes off very easy. You could probably find some form of liquid mask in an art supply store as well. It takes a tad bit longer but when you remove the mask it leaves nice clean joints that usually don't require any re-painting once assembled.
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