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Ok this has always bugged me :wacko: when painting and putting together models but do you build it, then paint it or paint it then build it. I ask this because what do you do if you need to do a bit of green stuffin it? How do you get to the bit behind the gun do you paint it then put it on hoping it will still fit after trying it on with blu tack or do you glue it on and paint it hoping for the best?

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Everyone does it a different way. Some people paint mdoels on the sprue some use blue tack. The vast majority of people stick the models together and then paint them. After all what is the point of painting an area of the model that people arn't going to see (unless it's a display model)

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When I first started I painted on sprue but stopped cause it took even longer to convert (and was a waste of paint). The put together then paint wasn't god for detail. I now do the pain body (legs, head,chest) then put arms on.
 

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I Prime the models once I open the box. As I clip out the peices I file off edges and repaint them black with a brush, then I paint and glue peice by peice so I can have everything painted with out having to worry about missing a detail beause an arm is in the way.
 

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I generally glue the model together and then paint it. If I can't see a detail whilst painting then no one is going to ever see it anyway. However, I'll occasionally leave say, a bolter off to get at those hard to reach chest plates.
 

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I always fully assemble a model before painting. Rarely do I leave something off and if I do it is because that part is blocking something that is visible and needs painting. Otherwise I feel it is better to paint it all together as the paint job will be more even and natural looking.
 

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Assemble then paint. I really like the modelling side of things and it takes me ages to get round to painting everything, so if I painted first I'd never have any fully assembled models. That and if I can't get my brush in, I'm not going to notice it anyway.
 
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