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Hey guys, I was given a wartrukk as a gift from a freind who owed me money (damn those paintballs cost a lot )
I was wondering, should I paint the pieces before I glue them all together? I just think I should because it will be pretty hard to paint them when they are assembled. The painting beforehand idea is from my dad, but he doesn't do warhammer so Im not quite sure. So what should I do?
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It is personal preference. I personally assemble before I paint. I just jab a brush into the tight spots to make sure they have a coat. Because I use a lot of washes and inks it doesn't matter that I assemble it first.
I found it helpful to prime the trukk in stages; after completing the chassis (frame, tires, engine), after completing the flatbed (hit the underside before gluing it down), and once more after getting everything assembled. This ensured a good solid black coverage, which was helpful given that I'm modelling my Orks as Goffs.
I'm with Kej here. Especially if you use the model to play and if you prime it in black, it's not necessary to pain before assembly. In many cases, it may even look worse, as there will be glue traces on the model.
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You have to look at the model and plan it out before hand. What bits of the model actually are, and how they should be painted. If there is something that requires special attention, but will be partially covered by another piece of the model before assembly, then you should definitely paint in stages.
I usually do a base coat spray while all of the pieces are on the sprue, then hand brush all the spots that were attached to the sprue that are still showing after assemble. I paint all bodies and arms before assembly, since guns usually cover up chest detail. Etc. Etc.
For vehicles, Shashi has the right idea.
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