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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Oct 2021 8:20 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

…with respect to painting your minis and how much effort you put on undersides of models.

53% said "I put less effort into painting the underparts"
30% said "I paint the underparts the same as the rest of the figure"
11% said "I don't paint the underparts"

Glengarry522 Oct 2021 9:53 p.m. PST

I often paint the undersides of my figures a darker colour or even black to give a bit of shadow, weight and depth to the figure.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Oct 2021 9:59 p.m. PST

I keep telling myself I don't need to, but I find myself painting the under-parts to the same standard as everything else. grin

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 3:02 a.m. PST

I'm painting some Austrian artillery, Napoleonic era, and am trying to see if I only need to paint what is seen when on the table.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2021 5:51 a.m. PST

I paint the entire figure. Even on the mounted figures, knowing that their bottom will not be seen when I glue them to the horse. I think they would complain if I didn't.

Dagwood23 Oct 2021 7:41 a.m. PST

I avoid painting the bottoms of seated cavalry figures, it weakens the glue joint ! But then again, I glue them before painting, so it doesn't usually arise.

Zephyr123 Oct 2021 1:25 p.m. PST

If you don't paint the underparts (say, leaving it white primered), and you tip the figure over (like as a casualty), it looks like it split it's pants…

HMS Exeter23 Oct 2021 5:04 p.m. PST

I don't paint my underthings…

I launder them. Like any sane person.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2021 11:01 a.m. PST

I saw a guy's collection and it appeared that he primed all of his figures while they were standing on a flat surface, and then painted them the same way. So, instead of manipulating the figures while they were being primed and painted, he just primed and painted them from a top-down view, so to speak. The results were that the undersides of the figure and equipment (such as haversacks) were still bare metal, while the top surfaces were painted. In all honesty, you couldn't tell unless you picked the figures up and looked at them, but it just struck me as wrong.

doc mcb28 Oct 2021 10:05 a.m. PST

I paint them all. I would know, even if nobody else would.

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