I've been working on a X-over Cap/Ironman to Roadbuster custom for a little while now but got held up on finishing it because I didn't have all of RB's accessories that I needed to finish him. Spoonman came to my rescue and sold me some awesome casts of all the parts I wanted but then I realized I had a new problem. I thought I could just glue the parts I got (the front bumper and leg armaments specifically) directly where they go and then prime and paint them. Then I realized that the back of the pieces would be visible later and I would have to paint them their right colors which is going to be a pain to do because of how close they are to other parts when attached that are completely different colors. This problem is made worst by the fact that,other than primer and sealer/topcoat, I'm completely hand painting this. I know I could try masking the parts as I paint but I really hate making and I'm also super anal about having the details perfect on everything (hence why I'm worried about this in the first place) and would want even the backs of things to look good if you could see them even a little bit. So (finally ) my question is can I just paint everything apart and then glue them together or is it better to glue it together bare plastic to bare plastic (or bare resin in this case)? Have any of you guys run into similar problems? What did you end up doing? I guess a couple other options would be to mask the places where I'm going to put glue before painting or just sand off all the paint on the glue spots after completely paint them. Are either of these worth doing? Thanks in advance! PS: Feel free to tell me that I'm just getting too wrapped up in the details or to get over myself and just mask it if you want too.