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I am painting up some mounted figures and the ones I have are seperate. Do you guys glue the riders and shields before or after you paint them?
07-25-2004, 11:32 PM
As a lazy painter, I put the whole sheboz together before painting. Its easier but I do have trouble with the hard to get at spots between sheild and arm or horse and rider.
I'm betting that the talented guys paint everything seperately and then assemble.
07-26-2004, 06:51 AM
I glue the riders on after painting them. I have a group of old horses that I use to mount the riders on during painting.
07-27-2004, 02:28 AM
Glue then paint. I can't imagine painting 1st then trying to glue. that would be to much work. -Paul
Glue then paint. But, using an old horse as a figure holder never occured to me!
07-27-2004, 02:07 PM
I glue the horse to one nail and the rider to another, paint, and then assemble. I haven't found that to be any extra work and the painting is a bit easier.
I haven't encountered any 15mm figures with separate shields, but for 25mm figures I paint the figure and shield separately then assemble.
07-27-2004, 05:29 PM
Horses glued to nails and riders glued to seperate nails, oh man, now that is extra work. -Paul
07-27-2004, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by El' Jocko:
I haven't encountered any 15mm figures with separate shields....
The Tin Soldier company which does very large 15mm has seperate sheilds on some of its ranges.
07-28-2004, 08:56 PM
For 15mm, if the figs are one piece, thats fine. For 2 piece figs I have tried both with no real preference. However I have just painted up my first 28mm cavalry (ECW). The first few I tried glued together but couldnt get on with them. So the rest I did individually, glued to nails. Much better, much happier!
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