Customs: to disassemble or not disassemble

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  1. phoenixliger

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    started working on a DOTM Megatron my plan was to disassemble this beast but then as i started messing around with him i discovered he has tons of pins. i just want to know from people who have worked with this mold previously if its worth taking apart or not.
     
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    I have this Megatron, but I haven't painted it or anything yet. However, after studying it, I probably wouldn't even bother taking it apart. I rarely take apart figures anymore, unless they're just limbs that I can pop on and off via balljoint. I just prime the entire figure as is.
     
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    I'm working on this guy right now, I didn't disassemble him.
     
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    speaking from one guy who tried it to another...DON'T unless you know what youre doing and you can put the pins all the way back in, took me hours to push em all back XP i'd suggest unscrewing the parts that dont involve pins
     
  5. phoenixliger

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    thanks guys

    i should ask were are the worst rub spots on him?
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Generally speaking, disassmbely is best for noting rub areas as well as being able to cover parts entirely that may otherwise be obscured by other parts. I think it depends on the particular part and and how necessary it is to remove the part. If it can be painted without removing, sometimes it's best to just not bother. Other times, the part needs to be removed to cover the area well.
     
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    painted mine without disassemble, no problems here
     
  8. phoenixliger

    phoenixliger Ogre

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    thanks again guys

    Ive seen some great customs of him and decided that i wanted to give it a go.
    normally i pull my projects apart to paint them but old megs has way to many pins in him. Sadly ive already started painting him only to find out im getting a new airbrush this week(sigh)

    well wish me luck
     

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