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for shoulder pads i use either tooth picks or bamboo skewer and cut them into 3 inch lengths a=then ball up a small wad of blutack and squeeze it around the back. this also helps mask the plastic so theres no need to scrape the paint off when done. this is a pretty good representation of how to do it.


This is typically how i hold my weapons and arms when painting them


Marines themselves are put up like so. you'll notice one arm is glued on as a reference but it doesn't interfere with working on any of the details.


If i have a specific weapon loadout that i want to keep then i ten to stick all the pieces onto the same cork piece. makes painting the whole model cohesively work a bit better.

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Test fit the arms first, then glue in place as normal leaving the bolter aside.

Glue the bolter onto a spare piece of sprue by the hand (same place as you'll be gluing in when you put it on the model). Thisgives you something to hold onto when painting the bolter.

paint both seperately, the glue together.

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First, I totally agree with @Nordicus and @Roganzar .
But when it comes time to build and paint I don't go quite as far as @SwedeMarine .

When working on marines I create 4 working pieces:
》Left arm + weapon + shoulder pad
》Right arm + weapon + shoulder pad
》Head + torso + legs + base
》backpack

I always dry fit everything using blutac. Then I work out the poses and glue each of those groups together. This gives me enough flexibility to access pretty much everything, see how it will go together, and give me enough to hold onto. It is important that you wan your hands regularly though, pulls from your skin can cause issues in painting/inking when it won't adhere as well.

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I admit I do take it alot further than most. Following kreugers steps is more than enough to.get good results

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I admit I do take it alot further than most. Following kreugers steps is more than enough to.get good results
I'll probably be doing it your way actually. I really do want to put a lot of time and detail into this army. Is that a toothpick on the gravgun and how's it held there?

Cheers for all the responses though guys! Exciting times getting back into TT after all this time, so questions everywhere!!!!
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I'll probably be doing it your way actually. I really do want to put a lot of time and detail into this army. Is that a toothpick on the gravgun and how's it held there?

Cheers for all the responses though guys! Exciting times getting back into TT after all this time, so questions everywhere!!!!
it is indeed a toothpick held there by sheer will (just pushed it in really hard) bedum tsssss. but a paperclip with a dollop of superglue actually works better. youve just got to touch up the barrel once the model is assembled.

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I admit I do take it alot further than most. Following kreugers steps is more than enough to.get good results
I'll probably be doing it your way actually. I really do want to put a lot of time and detail into this army. Is that a toothpick on the gravgun and how's it held there?

Cheers for all the responses though guys! Exciting times getting back into TT after all this time, so questions everywhere!!!!
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