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    How do you paint YOUR models?

    I have found that spraying and undercoating on the sprue, and then build and doing the details is better.

    How do you do YOURS?!?!

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    i'm very, VERY new at this but so far, i only tried assembling, then undercoating+painting...

    and i have to say, there's some very hard to reach detail that i almost have to give up on my necron warrior...

    i been considering painting them dissasembled, but then, you dont really get a good idea of the final product... which could suck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enkiel View Post
    i'm very, VERY new at this but so far, i only tried assembling, then undercoating+painting...

    and i have to say, there's some very hard to reach detail that i almost have to give up on my necron warrior...

    i been considering painting them dissasembled, but then, you dont really get a good idea of the final product... which could suck...
    I know the clippers are fun to use, but if you can stop giggling insanely and snipping for a minute, and only cut 1 warrior out of the sprue, you can get a general idea of how they fit together.

    Then you can spray and paint the sprue, should that float one's boat.
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    i dont like doing that on the sprue, because then you get unseenly moldlines and holes were the sprue is. It may be easier to hold, but cutting it of before hand more than makes up for that with the overall finished quality of the model. Also i have almost the most fun putting them together and test fitting the models, second just to playing.
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    I've tried painting on the sprue once before and I found touching them up once I'd removed them from the sprue + assembled them so annoying I haven't done it since! For my chaos marines I assemble the whole thing except the bolter and painted them seperately. For BP + CCW armed marines I just assemble the whole thing then paint as normal.
    Recently with my Daemonhunter army I've ben assembling every thing completly then painting, with the exception of GKs who I paint in pieces.
    So overall I'd say I definately prefer assembling/ part assembling then painting as opposed to painting on the sprue. However several of my friends still swear by this method.

    Hope that gives u some useful info!

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    I have painted very little (none that I'm proud of, or in the last 2 years) but do have a little experience. I also found it hard to get all the details painted once it is painted, but I also often found painting the pieces seperately a bit awkward (<< I cant spell).

    Soon I am going to get a box of Guardians, and with those 16 I'm just going to experiment, with paint schemes and paint styles.
    I have had a couple ideas, including blu-tacking the models together then paint (so I can remove bits), or just blu-tack them to see how they would look, remove mould-lines and undercoat.. I am also going to try attaching the parts to a Pin Vice or similar and paint them.

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    Well I paint with a brush. shocking I know :yes:

    I clip off sprue, file/clean mold lines, test fit, then glue, wash model, prime, ink, basecoat, highlight, detail, blackline, clip off bottlecap, afix to base, dullcoat, clearcoat, dullcoat.

    Hmm well if it's a marine I only assemble the legs,chest,head together. everything else is painted seperately [arms, gun/weapon, backpack] then assenble all and dullcoat etc.

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    I do what Timberhick does....except not quite so detailed.

    I clip, de-mouldlineify, glue to base, sand base, undercoat, and paint from there.

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    Do you find washing to be really important?
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    It isn't that completely important..But it does add another layer of depth to the model that is easy and fast. I wash over flesh areas on my Tyranids.
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