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Re: Need suggestion for painting figures

Bob Richman
What do you use to hold the figures while painting them? I glue mine to a plastic base for stability/flocking. Holding with finger tips is getting tougher with age.

THX

Bob
Before the the arrival of the Games Workshop figure handle, I used to use 500ml soft drink bottle tops.

I cut the mouth off a bottle - the coke bottles have a flange just below the cap. I cut it there and then glued it to the top of a piece of dowel. That means I can glue the figures to bottle caps, fit them on to the holder and remove them when I'm done.

I made a second one that stood on a base for when I want to do sculpting and need two hands, the base being quite solid it stays steady on the bench.

Re: Need suggestion for painting figures

I also use the bottltop method though I use blu-tack rather than glue to hold the figures in place.

Somebody mentioned getting older and thank God that Strelets haven’t followed Hat down the road of variable heads and arms.As I age I find that my patience,along with eyesight and dexterity is deserting me.Unhappily I haven’t bought any of the latest Hat sets for that reason and even more unhappily that will include their upcoming ACW range with a plethora of head options.

Re: Need suggestion for painting figures

I leave mine on the sprue, cutting away any excess not needed that interferes with painting. Once I seal the finished figures and the sealant dries I find I can cut them off without peeling or chipping.

Re: Need suggestion for painting figures

Celtic warrior
I also use the bottltop method though I use blu-tack rather than glue to hold the figures in place.

Somebody mentioned getting older and thank God that Strelets haven’t followed Hat down the road of variable heads and arms.As I age I find that my patience,along with eyesight and dexterity is deserting me.Unhappily I haven’t bought any of the latest Hat sets for that reason and even more unhappily that will include their upcoming ACW range with a plethora of head options.
I agree the separate heads and assembly is a bother that gets worse as I get older but for now I'll struggle as long as there's not too much fiddling as the result is worth it to me.

There does come a point where I draw the line. There's a reason I stopped building models.

Re: Need suggestion for painting figures

As mine are used for gaming and need to be speed painted, I use the time honored length of arboreal material (otherwise known to the technically minded as a 'stick')

A number of figures, anywhere from 8 to 24 - are attached to the aforementioned Stick using a weak general purpose glue, then they are all primed as a batch with a rattle can from the local hardware store. Then paint one color on each figure e.g. all the coats, and by the time you get to the end of the row, it should be dry enough to start on the next color for the pants, hats or footwear etc. Rinse and repeat.