Thomas: well, I don't remember exactly when I made that model, but it is at least 25 years ago. The first many years I didn't evolve my techniques that much. I didn't always have the patience to paint first, so many of my models from my youth were build, then painted. Mostly I build airplanes in 1/72, but I also build cars and trucks in 1/24-1/25.
I had a long break from making models, but started in 2014 and build all that I had left from my youth. Now I am "back in business", ready to learn more ????
6. February 2019, 13:01
Patrick Hagelstein Well, it's actually not a bad thing to paint after building. What I like to do is build (sub)assemblies that have to have the same color(s) and prepare those for painting. That way I can clean up any seam lines and don't have issues with glue not bonding to painted parts.
6. February 2019, 15:46
Alex_1974 It might be a bad idea to paint after assembly. Especially if assembling the whole model. I have a few models with unpainted cockpits/interior.
Now I make subassemblies before painting parts, just like it should be...
6. February 2019, 17:00
Patrick Hagelstein Exactly! building the cockpit as a subassembly and paint that up before closing the fuselage is a good example. When the whole airplane is built, then you can address any seam lines and paint the whole airplane.
6. February 2019, 19:17
Alex_1974 Then it sounds like I got it right:-D
Still working on the seam lines though...