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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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I don't.
As of right Now my painting is mediocre, so why bother? I only really want a decent looking at,y for fielding.

Once I start getting the skill and time to make my models really good ill take the stats effort

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Other. Just however long it takes to get it done. You're only going to assemble and paint these expensive models once, might as well do it right.

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How could you possibly spend an hour cleaning mold lines off ONE basic model? There is only one line per piece on the model and its a half a millimeter tall, it literally takes seconds with an exacto knife to remove them to the point of never knowing they even existed.. and half of them are under stuff like shoulderpads or heads and backpacks anyway.

A note to those that dont remove them: The lines look 10 times worse after you paint the model as it does before paint.

I dont get it man.. I dont think tedious is the word, I think its SLOW

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Didn't use to take them off but now I get them cleaned up. Occasionally I have missed the odd flash line after painting- kind of annoying but not really noticeable unless you scrutinize it up close.

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 Bear LaMorte wrote:
Anyone that doesn't remove mold lines shouldn't bother painting the model.
YEAH!Screw them if they don't have the tools/didn't see it/Other reason. them!

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I voted "Other" meaning as long as it takes.
I do not paint a figure or ask to have it painted unless the mold lines are gone.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Other.

It depends greatly on the army.

For instance, my Space Marines, and Chaos Marines I spent a good deal of time on everyone, since there are lower numbers, mold lines stand out.

My guard and Nid armies on the other hand, I spent far less time (on some models, none) per basic trooper due to having a metric gak-ton of them to do.
   
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Kent, UK

I voted for a minute, although in reality it's probably two or three minutes maximum.

Usually just involves a quick look over with a craft knife and a quick file with a file.

Not sure how you could spends hours doing so... surely there are only a few mold lines per miniature anyway?

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UK, Derbyshire.

... surely there are only a few mold lines per miniature anyway?



Er... what???? GW plastics are the worst-full visible mould line all the way around every part, i could clean up 10 metal figures for 1 plastic from GW.


   
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Lately, too little time. Sigh... Have to go back and file some more.

jprp wrote:
Er... what???? GW plastics are the worst-full visible mould line all the way around every part, i could clean up 10 metal figures for 1 plastic from GW.


Get yourself some PP plastics and come back.

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UK, Derbyshire.

PP plastics?

   
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I really don't, unless they're really bad. Then I take a minute or two to remove the worst offender. For metal, I remove it all.

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Kent, UK

jprp wrote:
PP plastics?


If I am honest, I don't see that many mould lines, but then again I'm a Lotr player so maybe these models have fewer? I don't know.

I believe the person meant Privateer Press.

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UK, Derbyshire.

So are the PP models good or bad?

   
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What I meant was that when it comes to mold lines and flash, Privateer Press' plastic models are much worse than those of Games Workshop.

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UK, Derbyshire.

 fishy bob wrote:
What I meant was that when it comes to mold lines and flash, Privateer Press' plastic models are much worse than those of Games Workshop.


Ok thanks, i wasnt sure if you meant try them and you will like plastics, if its as you say they will get none of my money.

   
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 fishy bob wrote:
What I meant was that when it comes to mold lines and flash, Privateer Press' plastic models are much worse than those of Games Workshop.


This probably depends greatly on model, as none of my plastic Mercs had very bad mold lines.
   
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Hmm on hoard armys, a minute or less. If i could paint better i'd spend longer.
   
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Mold line removal tool any good, benefits over exacto blades?

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Victoria, BC, Canada

With a huge army like 40k orks I don't spend a lot of time on mold lines on my boyz. Theres probably 200 of em..

I do however take careful care on specialty models like bigs meks and deff dreads

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Harrow, UK

Been getting pretty good at taking off the mould lines with the edge of a sharp knife, so probably only a few minutes per model.

Having said that, there is nothing worse than starting to paint and finding the mould lines you didn't notice.

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I answered a few minutes. Generally I'll stick to a quick bit of filing, taking maybe a minute or two, but for some Finecast hobbits I got recently... Well
   
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I usually spend a couple minutes on average, but I don't stop until the job is done. I've been working on DA from Dark Vengeance and It hasn't taken too long for each model. The Terminators are more difficult because they're more ornate.
   
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Villanous Scum






Always have to remove every mould line, sprue marks, flash etc. Just finished a wraithknight, took me around 6 hours. Only 30 mins or so to put together. Damn.

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As long as it takes! Usually a couple of minutes but may be much longer.

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It really depends on how jacked the model is. Some things clean up in a few seconds, while others have a 2 mm mold shift and need tons of work just to look sort of right.

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My imperial knight in particular is driving me crazy. It's a really nice model, and I know it's going to get looked at, and if I don't get the model lines all the way off, it'll show up in the pictures after I've painted it.

They might be an army of their own,but I'm not counting one of those as a "basic troop". I'm pretty sure I've spent at least 30 minutes on that so far.

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I won't hit it with primer unless the model is 100% perfect. It's not really a race for me, and a well prepped model makes a huge difference to model's potential.
   
 
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