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If you start your hobbying with plastic kits and/or model railroads, tabletop kits aren't a big Problem ( except some as others have already said ) to assemble. Some give you joy, some make you

Always liked the assembly of many of the multipart plastic kits and a few others are not too bad. I'll paint everything i build. But generally i would rather paint lots of tanks than lots of infantry...


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After I made my post last week about enjoying assembly I promptly assembled one the legs on my Triarch Stalker upside down...Ah, hubris. At least I could fix the mistake with some clippers and green stuff.

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Maybe slightly off-topic, but those new necron kits are just screaming "I'm going to break the first time you drop me from 3cm or higher / try to transport me anywhere / sneeze on me."
   
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 1hadhq wrote:
If you start your hobbying with plastic kits and/or model railroads, tabletop kits aren't a big Problem ( except some as others have already said ) to assemble. Some give you joy, some make you

Always liked the assembly of many of the multipart plastic kits and a few others are not too bad. I'll paint everything i build. But generally i would rather paint lots of tanks than lots of infantry...



Ha, I realized this year after 16 years of hobbying that I really don't like painting anything that's not infantry I 'm about to start Orks now and I plan on not buying a single tank or walker for that army because I know those would rest for years unpainted on the shelve like my Trolls, Dreadnoughts, and some tanks...
   
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By far the worst is carefully removing plastic components from sprues and removing the resulting flash. Spend more time cleaning flash than I do painting, and even less playing.

Indeed GW needs to decide whether they make gaming models or display pieces. Love the look of the Nighthaunt models but by Toutatis they are way too fragile to handle! The Lord Executioner and Spirit Torment aren't going to last long...


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Awww I actually really love to assemble models! It's actually really therapeutic removing mold lines, sprue parts and just slowly gluing them all together. It's relaxing ♥

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I love assembling fully poseable miniatures, picking out what parts look best together and then doing a dry fit to get the some nice-looking poses.

Mono-pose models not quite as much, though like most of my squads, I convert or at least add a good bit of accessories and gear. So I'm often doing a bit of surgery to parts as I'm assembling, which is rewarding.

What I find tedious are parts that, when fitted, leave gaps. Gaps that really need to be filled for a satisfactory assembly. Bloodletters of Khorne and Thunderwolves are particularly annoying in this regard. I spent hours pressing and smoothing minute amounts of Green Stuff into their joints. Mundane, but necessary and worth it.

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We really need some sort of exchange market where you can trade model cleaning/building/magnetizing for painting. That way both people could do what they enjoy most.

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Grimlineman wrote:
I’m sure there must be plenty who love it but why? I love painting first and playing games second but assembling models just seem like a weird puzzle with instructions. I don’t enjoy this. Plus I’m not a delicate person and always break something from applying to much pressure unintentionally. I would prefer models come mostly assembled with extra bits to customize. What satisfaction is there In gluing sprue piece 3 to sprue piece 28 per instructions?


Normally I hate building models. A lot of times GW kits seem way more complex than they need to be, especially with the newest releases.

However, I recently discovered both Adeptus Titanicus and Aeronautica Imperialis, and the kits produced for these two games, for some reason are just an absolute joy to build. In one night, without even realizing it, I built 4 Avengers, 4 Thunderbolts, and 4 Marauders. Normally I can't even build five infantry in one building session, but the kits just go together so well. I love them!
   
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 Togusa wrote:

However, I recently discovered both Adeptus Titanicus and Aeronautica Imperialis, and the kits produced for these two games, for some reason are just an absolute joy to build. In one night, without even realizing it, I built 4 Avengers, 4 Thunderbolts, and 4 Marauders. Normally I can't even build five infantry in one building session, but the kits just go together so well. I love them!


Agreed. I don't play AI but enjoyed the Thunderbolt kit. Speaking of which - I still need to paint the 'Bolts...

The titans in AT can be an involved job as they are best magnetized and painted in subassemblies, but one can leave the armour plates if they just want to get to the game quickly. Its frame is enough to hold the weapons, which are the important thing.

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SamusDrake wrote:
By far the worst is carefully removing plastic components from sprues and removing the resulting flash. Spend more time cleaning flash than I do painting, and even less playing.



Yeah, that is the exact reason why I am more in the camp of not enjoying assembly.
That damn flash
   
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I enjoy building the models much more than painting them, though the latter depends a lot on what model it is.

   
 
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