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I'm going to be leaving the arms off of my space marines so i can paint the chest freely.

However, this brings up a question. How should i prime and then paint those arms? Should i use a stand of some construct? I know by gods i can't hold and paint them!

Anyone else that leaves the arms off have any tips?
 

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i used to do this, prime and paint arms seperately, put little bits of blue-tac on the joints and just prime away...
 

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Yeah i understand that bit, but how do i then paint those arms?

Use a stand?

I surely cannot hold the arms as i paint them!
 

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Pin-vise a hole in the inside of the shoulder on the arm. Make a rack of upright pins that you can put the arm on to stand while you paint it.
 

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also be sure to paint both the armor and arms at the same time so the colors match.
 

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I tend to assemble the vast majority of the model... I just leave the bolter and the backpack off, and paint 'em from that point. Glue the bolter on afterwards. You can get all the torso detail with the bolter off. It also leaves you free to prime the bolter black if you're priming the rest of the model white.
 

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The Son of Horus said:
I tend to assemble the vast majority of the model... I just leave the bolter and the backpack off, and paint 'em from that point. Glue the bolter on afterwards. You can get all the torso detail with the bolter off. It also leaves you free to prime the bolter black if you're priming the rest of the model white.
I do the same now. I used to fully assemble models and paint them afterwards but I have gotten tired of trying to get behind parts at an easily visible area that is hard as hell to reach. Now I have a full squad of Thousand Sons without arms :)
 

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yeah the bolter method seems like a no-brainer.So why didnt I think of it :shock: .I got to try that.
 
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