You may have noticed from my WIP posts that I do the body of my marines first, then paint the boltguns separately before attaching them. Why do I do this?
I find that it enables me to paint the chests etc of the marines much better and I always like knowing that even the bits I can barely see are painted as well as I can, but, there are problems.
How do you paint the boltguns on their own? I have to glue them to spare plastic (in this case shoulder pads) to be able to hold them, then break them off and reglue to the marine.
I've wasted some time! There are areas painted to my best abilities that no one will ever see. Quite the reverse of what most people would suggest (see this link from the warp).
So for my next combat squad I'm going to try weapons on painting.......
What do you do in these kind of situations? Any tips for painting in awkward corners?