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How much time do you spend removing mould lines from a basic troop type model?
A minute
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More that an hour
I dont bother removing them
I dont paint or collect models
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Absolutely hate mold lines.

Q&D way to do it is to slap Vallejo Plastic Putty on the seam, then scrape and trim with a hobby knife, and file down with the jeweler's files. Engraving pens help as well. How good are sanding sticks?

I also paint boardgame plastic (yuck!) and scraping off soft plastic is a pain! Serves me right for being cheap!

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Lesser Daemon of Chaos


Hate hate hate scraping mold lines off

I voted half an hour but actually that's to clip the bits off the sprue, get rid of mold lines and then assemble- although the vast majority of that time is getting rid of mold lines. Per model, it's definitely the most time consuming part of the entire process (if each paint stage is considered separate) because if any single stage of painting a troop sized mini took as long as scraping off mold lines I wouldn't do it

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Ambitious Space Wolves Initiate

Montreal, Canada

Oh my god.. Too much time hehe !
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Evolved Spambot


Until they're all gone. Suffer not the mould line to live.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Aylesham KENT

I clean mold lines till they're gone.

If it does not bleed, I have no use for it. Death to the False One, freedom to the Galaxy. 
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Fresh-Faced New User

Phoenix, AZ

I'll generally do it for characters, but not for Rank-and-File. For the most part the lines on my RaF are along the seam-lines for clothing anyway, except the shoulderpads, so I'll give those a quick scrape after the model is assembled, and treat the rest as part of the model.

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Apprehensive Inquisitorial Apprentice


far ffar too long it feels like...
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