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I've just started putting my Devastators together and I've noticed painting around these huge guns is going to be hard.

The plasma cannon is one of the worst ones.. there is no way I could paint the chest with that baby on.

Just wondering do you guys build your space marine heavy weapons, then paint them? Or do you paint the heavy weapon then crazy glue it on?

I also found it weird that the Right Shoulder of the Heavy Bolter marine is hollow but there is clearly right shoulder socket with a dome to fit in it... found that sorta strange...

In all these guys are probably the hardest Marines I've had to put together yet.
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Paint them assemble but make sure you dry fit with blutack.
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I tend to assemble the model all the way when it comes to Devastators-- a rare exception to my rule of thumb regarding subassemblies. You can generally get the brush down onto the chest on the areas you can actually see with the gun attached, and sometimes, some cutting or green stuff work is required to get it to fit together properly anyway, which makes painting it beforehand not a very good option. Fully assembled Devastators-- this really isn't a very good picture, but you get the point:

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Djinn said it best I think.

SoH you did great job on the models btw
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Paint them assemble but make sure you dry fit with blutack.
I'm not sure what you mean.

Paint them assembled I got.

But what do you mean dry fit with blutack... I'm VERY new to this hobby I don't know exactly what you mean.
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Paint them assemble but make sure you dry fit with blutack.
Hey, D. Where do you buy blutack? I went to Home Depot and the guy looked at me like I was asking for magical pixie putty.
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Bluetac can be purchased at office supply stores (or in the office section at Wal-Mart or similar). It's an adhesive used for tacking posters/pictures up on a wall without the need for nails or other adhesives that may damage the underlying wall. The stuff is either blue (go figure) or yellow, though I've seen it in green as well.

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Ah yeah ... sounds a whole lot like Poster Putty (Thats what I've heard it refered too)

But how do you use it, glue and put it around the figure to hold or do you put it in joints / pinning or something like that?
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a dry fit is as if you are putting the model together with blu-tac INSTEAD of glue, NEVER COMBINE THEM... chemical reaction = no no no!

anyways...

Basically, imagine you are going to glue them together, but instead of using glue, use a blob of blu-tac, then you can see whether you like the pose, and which bits can be seen/painted after assembly, and then remove it before you glue.

hope i made some sense.

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a dry fit is as if you are putting the model together with blu-tac INSTEAD of glue, NEVER COMBINE THEM... chemical reaction = no no no!

anyways...

Basically, imagine you are going to glue them together, but instead of using glue, use a blob of blu-tac, then you can see whether you like the pose, and which bits can be seen/painted after assembly, and then remove it before you glue.

hope i made some sense.

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So you blue-tac it get it the way you want, then prime it paint it take it apart and glue it?
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