Customs: do you take apart figures for painting or not?

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  1. PorkChopKB

    PorkChopKB Bay Harbor Butcher

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    I am just curious if you guys who are regularly doing custom repaints take apart the figures to paint them or not. I find it to be easier for me so far. any help on how to clean the joints before putting the figure back together without removing too much paint so you can see the original color?

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  2. nellie131

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    yes always take em apart as much as possible, and sanding the joints and rubbing areas is a good idea if this is any help
     
  3. PorkChopKB

    PorkChopKB Bay Harbor Butcher

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    thanks alot! I am working on leader jetfire right now and he is in about a million parts.
     
  4. aurascope

    aurascope Kitbash Resource Indexer

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    i recommend you do not paint the joints if you can live with the color.
    if you mess up on the sanding, you are going to have loose joints.
     
  5. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Hey torpedobarb, I only disassemble if needed. I repainted my 07 CCBB and it turned out great, go ask padre about it, he's seen it in person. But I just painted it like I would have like a car, taped off what I didn't want painted and went from there. Ofcourse, I only painted the car body that way, the rest of the robot parts were done by hand, and I still didn't feel it necessary to disassemble the parts. Can't wait to see your jetfire, hope to see a prime from you too!
     
  6. Hakka

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    I don't normally disassemble them for painting, recently I have had to disassemble some figures to add LEDs. I had one figure I wasn't really happy with so I repainted it while disassembled. From now on I will be disassembling everything, it makes the painting so much easier.

    hakka.
     
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    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    I use to hate disassembling, becuase you could only hand paint bits of a part while i held the rest of it, but ever since i got my airbrush i disassemble everything.
     
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    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    I see your million, and raise you....:thumbs2: 
     

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    Yes, I disassemble all of mine to prep for painting.
     
  10. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I do.
     
  11. PorkChopKB

    PorkChopKB Bay Harbor Butcher

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    I fold! :) 

    I am contemplating doing a prime too... don't worry!

    great... but I will not marry you! :) 

    thanks for the input
     
  12. Xeltecon

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    yea i dissemble as much i could and mask the rest. I usually dip a cotton swab in thinner and rub the extra paint off, worked pretty good for me so far.
     
  13. Satomiblood

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    That's disgusting.
     
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    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    omg magnus' parts are showing!

    i usually dismantle as much as i can before painting
     
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    Bern Pathetic fools!

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    There are a bunch more parts I can't get apart; the pins in the wheels, certain parts are glued, the head ( :banghead:  ), etc. But I guess I can try masking...
     
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    deathonacracker Decepticrumb

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    i wanted to custom my MP.... but looking at that makes me VERY nervous...
     
  17. PorkChopKB

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    I know the feeling... it makes me nervous just thinking about potentially ruining a figure if it doesn't turn out right
     

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