Modeler's Moment - Painting plastic people

N scale figures on their sprue.

When you get down to the smaller scales, it can become quite difficult to hold onto a figure and paint it at the same time. In N scale, especially, trying to hand-hold a figure while painting it will often end up with painted fingers instead of figures. The solution to this problem is a simple one. Paint the figures while they're still attached to the sprue; then after you cut them from the sprue, a quick drop of paint at the connection point finishes the project.


Underpaint a figure black first

Good tip! I would also like to suggest that painting the figure black beforehand. Then when the black has dried, paint the colors on "dry brush" style. This was will help produce the shadow effects and really bring out details! Its fun, try it!