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True story: before I had built the base, I left this guy out on the table to dry, and one of my daughters shrieked upon seeing it. She then politely requested that I paint no more of them. I'll consider that a win.

 

This was my first experiment with pinning, as the spider was a single unit and had no base. Fun, but next time I'll try to remember to do it BEFORE painting...

 

I hate to keep posting minis of uncertain sources, but... The problem with spiders is that the sculpts look very similar.  I think this one is Reaper 02417, but am not 100% sure.

 

 

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(For spiders, always look at the positions of the eyes, and the presence/shape of the pedipalps)

 

 Whether to pin before or after painting is dependent on the particular miniature and just how you're attaching it to the base. Sometimes pinning pieces of a multi-part mini together or putting a mini on a base can make it harder (or impossible) to reach certain spots to paint them. But usually you'll at least want to make sure to drill the holes and attach the pins to one side or the other before you begin painting, and dry fit everything together to see how well it fits.

Often, you can use a pin in the bottom of a figure as a means of holding it while painting (either just holding it with your fingers or putting it in a pin vise to create a handle for the figure)...

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