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I just got a new battalion and have started to put all the pieces together. And it just hit me, should I be painting all of my minis before or after I have them assembled?
If you're the kind of painter who needs every detail to be there, hidden or not, you might want to hold off on assembling bits that are going to get in the way of your brush (arms/weapons crossed over the chest, for example). That way you will have full access to both regions. Try to not paint over the binding point, though; you could get a really, really weak hold with your adhesive. On the other hand, if unseen details don't concern you, you could fully assemble the model and then paint away. You'll have more restricted access to the squish areas, but they're probably difficult to see under normal conditions anyway.
I almost always assemble the entire model before painting, but that's partly because my models tend to have dark color schemes.
I hope this helps!
Dear All Concerned,
Well, I used to build the whole thing then paint, but if it is a normal sizexd model you can assemble the whole thing except the arms, then paint those seperate!
Hope this helped!
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