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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Mar 2012 9:57 a.m. PST

Writing in Battlegames magazine, Bob Barnetson writes that although 6mm skirmish troops come on strips and are meant to be cut apart, he leaves them on the strips when he paints them.

What do you do?

* paint on the strips, cut apart later
* paint on the strips, leave on the strips
* cut apart, then paint them
* cut apart, base, then paint them
* I don't do 6mm figures

CPBelt Inactive Member10 Mar 2012 10:03 a.m. PST

My plan is to leave my Adlers on the strips then cut later.

Mapleleaf Inactive Member10 Mar 2012 10:08 a.m. PST

Paint on strips then cut apart. Individual figures are too hard to handle

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2012 10:41 a.m. PST

* cut apart, base, then paint them

MajorB10 Mar 2012 10:49 a.m. PST

* paint on the strips, cut apart later

Angel Barracks Inactive Member10 Mar 2012 11:27 a.m. PST

Bob Barnetson writes that although 6mm skirmish troops

All of them eh?
The ones I use don't.

Shame on him.


GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Mar 2012 11:53 a.m. PST

Paint then cut.

Irregular come on a base so it isn't necessary to cut them, just file a mm or two off the base.

Yesthatphil Inactive Member10 Mar 2012 12:00 p.m. PST

I have done some Baccus stuff recently. Painted on the strip, snipped later – unless some obvious reason why otherwise would be preferable …

Caesar Inactive Member10 Mar 2012 12:13 p.m. PST

Snip first.

yorkie o1 Inactive Member10 Mar 2012 2:53 p.m. PST

Paint on the strip, then snip and base.


Andrew Beasley Inactive Member10 Mar 2012 3:13 p.m. PST

Cut, base, paint.

UpperCanada10 Mar 2012 3:21 p.m. PST

I've some Baccus 6mm Naps and AWI, and I snipped, cut and filed the bases, and have glued them for painting.

Otherwise I could see it being a mess – possible damaging the figure and paint, and the odd size base cutting from the strip creates.

TamsinP11 Mar 2012 4:51 a.m. PST

I haven't got round to painting my skirmishers yet, but would probably paint as a strip then cut and base. Mind you, it would depend on the orientation of the figures – if they are in "line ahead", it might be easier for painting to cut the strip before painting.

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP11 Mar 2012 6:43 a.m. PST

Paint first, then cut (usually).


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