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is it a good idea to paint your miniatures before you assemble them?
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Well it depends. Some things like the Space Marine chest-eagle can be good to paint before teh bolter is glued on, or similar things. Painting each bit before painting doesn't really matter I think. Problem is that you get glue on the paint in that case.
i guess your right about glue on the paint. i was just tryin to find a way to paint better. how do those guys from golden demon paint so well?
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Well, I imagine they all have their own methods but Here's a tutorial posted by the guy who created the magmatrax Golden Daemon model way back when.
It's a great read.
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Personally I mostly assemble the model before I paint, but I leave off things that would make it difficult to reach certain areas, so for example I paint High Elf spearmen and their shields separately so that I can get at the chest/arm area of the model easier. I then glue the shield on when I'm finished.
I wouldn't want to paint on the sprue because when you do clip the parts off there will be some lovely grey plastic patches staring at you from where it was attached that will need painting. Too much work if you ask me.
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I'm using OSL, so I don't have a choice. If you use any kind of lighting on your models they need to be assembled first.
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:cry: git.Within a year of starting the hobby, I went from "applying paint" to converting and painting a model that would win the 2004 Canadian Slayer Sword
It's all down to the individual. Some keep certain parts separate, others don't. I suppose it depends on just how much effort you want to put into them. If you want to paint them quickly and would prefer to avoid doing much fiddly, fine detail work (such as chest eagles) then you can leave the bolters (in the case of marines) on. If you want to paint them slowly and at a pace, doing a good job and leaving no part un painted then it is better to leave parts off.
But, I have to say a very similar topic has recently come up. It is asking specifically for marines but most the comments left are aimed in general. I'll leave this open for now, but in the future please do a search before starting a new topic. Ok? Thanks. (Other topic) (Paint or Assemble Marines first?)
personnaly i always paint my models before assembeling them. this way its easier to reach difficult places(like the back of a shield or an armpit). you do get a bit of glue on the model but with some retouching its easy to cover up. also glue doesnt works as wel on paint as plastic or metal. but this is easly solved by leaving the places where the paint is going to come blank. You have to know that i NEVER basecoat my models. This means i sometimes have to lay 2 layers but i dont mind that.
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Also consider your glue. Does it frost? If so, you better assemble then paint, or you'll be repainting the joins.
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