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Old 11 Feb 2007, 02:21   #1 (permalink)
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To prime and paint the parts while they're still in the sprues?
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 02:22   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, but then you get grey spots on the models when you cut them out.
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I believe so, I get mine at Walgreen's for around $7. Brake Fluid works too (Pine Sol Works on metals, not so well on plastics), but I prefer the spraycanniness of the Easy Off. Spray it (Wear gloves, it's important), let it sit, and take a toothbrush to it later.
so what your saying is that oven cleaner can remove paint from plastic models? and after that, you take a toothbrush to your plastic model, and the paint just comes off?
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 02:50   #3 (permalink)
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And do not forget about filing down the molding lines. There you ruin your coating. Thus it is not good idea to coat the sprue, and it is a plain dumb idea to paint them.

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Old 11 Feb 2007, 03:11   #4 (permalink)
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Alot of people do do that so they can get to the hard to reach places.
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 04:38   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I don't PAINT them on the sprue, but I basecoat some things on the sprue. There is one exception, though. Vehicle tracks I basecoat AND paint on the sprue.
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 14:09   #6 (permalink)
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Hm... I'll only paint the shoulderpads on the sprue then... and backbacks.
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 15:02   #7 (permalink)
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A few of my friends like to prime models while they're on the sprue, but not actually paint them there. I don't like either of these, as when you take the pieces off the sprues there's going to be the little grey spots where the sprue met your plastic piece, making you have to do more painting/priming afterwards. Which isn't fun.

I really prefer to build and then paint. It's just a lot easier IMO.
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 15:03   #8 (permalink)
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Both would be better undercoated if you twist some bluetac till it's fairly thin and tall, and attach on the inside of the shoulderpad/where the backpack meets the marine.

That way you can clean up mould lines etc before, and there's no unsightly grey spots from cutting afterwards
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 15:42   #9 (permalink)
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I usually paint them off the spruce but before putting them together. So it's like painting on the pruce without the spruce. I find it much easier to paint hard to reach spots when the model is not assembled.
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 16:29   #10 (permalink)
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I do partial assembly and then prime, paint, and assemble the rest priming and painting on the sprue as stated you get the areas were the sprue meet your parts and you have the pock mark not to mention mold lines
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