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How much time do you spend removing mould lines from a basic troop type model?
A minute
Several minutes
Half an hour
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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Carlisle

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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Montreal, Canada

Oh my god.. Too much time hehe !
   
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Hyperspace

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

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/08/13 05:46:49


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