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Figure build sequence

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Hi Guys.

I have been building figures for a few number of years, but one thing still puzzles me.

Do you fit the headress at same time as the figure build, or do you paint the head and then add the headress afterwards.

Secondly do you paint inaccessable areas while building or do you complete figure then paint?

 

Thanks

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I've found it depends on the figure. I prefer to assemble as much as possible before painting.

 

For Historex Napoleonic figures I assemble the 2 legs and lower body parts and then the rest of the figure in full, except for the back pack, although I fit the straps for the latter. then paint, finally glueing the legs and backpack to the rest of the figure.

 

For figures from other periods I tend to paint after assembly.

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I always attach the head and headgear to the figure before painting, but that's because I am messy with glue. I guess if you are tidy with assembly and the parts fit really well without requiring putty, then painting them separately could produce a better finish.

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Head and head dress always last for me I find it easier to paint the head as a separate 

item.

 

 

Dan 

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Build sequence for me is always determined by the complexity of the paint job. I hate masking, so I prefer to assemble figures as modules and work from there.

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Thanks for the replies gents, my way of assembly/painting appears not to far different from yours, so will continue as is, as it works for me.

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