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ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 10:53 a.m. PST

I am getting ready to prime some tanks for TY. I have not yet affixed the side skirts to the model. Do you glue them on and then prime and paint? Or do you not glue them on until after priming?

I am troubled by the thought that if I do affix them before I prime, painting up and behind them (to the extent able) will pose a challenge. However, if I prime first, paint a darker base (a shade or deep shadow) near the top of the wheels and hull that will remain hidden somewhat by the skirts, and then glue on the skirt, I end up with an unsightly joint on the exterior of the tank where the hull meets the skirt (which means I might have to sand and reprime).

I know this seems silly, but I am wondering what any of you might do with this silly dilemma.


Lion in the Stars12 Oct 2019 11:48 a.m. PST

Attach the skirts and prime black or a very shadowed version of the base color if you're color priming.

JimDuncanUK12 Oct 2019 12:05 p.m. PST

TY ?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Oct 2019 1:27 p.m. PST

Team Yankee

JimDuncanUK12 Oct 2019 1:31 p.m. PST

Thank You

McWong7312 Oct 2019 1:59 p.m. PST

Glue them now, any perceived benefit for painting is outweighed by inconvenience of attaching post painting. Consider also that anything obscured by the skirts will also be obscured once the model is finished and assembled.

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 2:26 p.m. PST

Thanks Lion and McWong. I kind of figured that was the direction to go. Seems silly but I have assembled models so many times and then got to painting and wished I would not have assembled first…

I appreciate the input.

coopman13 Oct 2019 9:40 a.m. PST

Only be concerned with what people can see from a distance of 3 feet away.

Lion in the Stars13 Oct 2019 12:08 p.m. PST

Admittedly, you may want to thin down some black paint to a thick wash to get paint into all the places you can still see, but that's a minor detail.

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