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Nathan Dennis
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For those of you that are painting the minis ... are you painting them and then glueing to the base or glueing and then painting?

I'm a total painting newb
 
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Paint, then glue. I wouldn't want to get errant paint on the clear bases.
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Alyn Roddis
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MyParadox wrote:
Paint, then glue. I wouldn't want to get errant paint on the clear bases.


How are you holding the models while you paint them? I can't figure out how to do that - none of my usual methods are working.
 
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Jared Paton
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I put a drop of hot glue on the head of a roofing nail, and stuck one of the foot pegs in the glue. That way, you've got the roofing nail to hold onto while you paint. Try not to get the glue over the top of the foot.

The model should just pop right out of the glue, make sure to use craft stuff, not the heavy-duty stuff. I also use a piece of pink Styrofoam insulation to hold all of the nailed models.
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Thank you, that's a good idea. If only I had a glue gun!
 
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Gotta ask, because I never actually found a specific answer the last time I was looking...

Good primer to use on these minis (and presumably also the GSF minis)?
 
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Dylan Thurston
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I haven't gotten to painting mine yet, but here's a thread with specific primer recommendations (pro and con): https://greaterthangames.com/forum/topic/dont-use-this-prime...
 
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I can't vouch personally, but a lot of the people I know who paint minis recommend the brush on type primers for the kind of plastic used by >G.

I've only ever painted metal in the past, but I'm going to give these a go soon.
 
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I've finally started painting mine, and I went for Vallejo brush-on primer. Seems to be working well.

As for the bases, I've covered them with tape and put the minis in them without glueing. Once I've finished painting I'll remove the minis, remove the tape, and then glue the minis in to the nice clean bases.
 
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Jim Wilde
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I glued them to the bases first, then started adding colour. Wish I hadn't. The bases get in the way of some spots on the miniatures. Oh well, it's not like this is fine art. A bit of colour is all I need to readily identify miniatures.
 
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Krzysztof Dabrowski
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I use blu-tack to attach the figures to champagne/wine corks...
 
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I got a jewelry-making 'third hand' from Michaels. It's a heavy base with a couple of pivot points and a pair of tweezers mounted on it. Have the tweezers grab the figure's foot-posts so they're steady, let the feet themselves rest on the side of the tweezers, and you're golden.
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