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Here's my solution to the painting quite a few hard to hold things / details .

Simple clay, or in my case Super Sculpey since I also make details out of the stuff.

It's a great way to hold poles for painting since you do not have to sink then in as deep as hard foam to hold them well.
 

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A similar technique is to use hot melt glue to hold small items such as passenger figures to a stick while you paint them.
I much prefer this technique. I also use small blocks of scrap 1x lumber.

In my experience, clay contains oils that can remain on your model, ruining paint adhesion.
 

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I much prefer this technique. I also use small blocks of scrap 1x lumber.

In my experience, clay contains oils that can remain on your model, ruining paint adhesion.

nvm he is right wood is better ;)
 

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Yup, that works also, but when I am painting 25 telegraph poles at a time I much prefer to just stick them in a long strip of super sculpy which by the way has no oils.

This far and away is faster then drilling holes in scrap wood or holding up each pole while waiting for hot glue to cure.

Micro mark makes a nice little grabber tool for holding figures while painting them that I ordered up last night , but I can't recall the part number right now.
 

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Yup, that works also, but when I am painting 25 telegraph poles at a time I much prefer to just stick them in a long strip of super sculpy which by the way has no oils.

This far and away is faster then drilling holes in scrap wood or holding up each pole while waiting for hot glue to cure.

Micro mark makes a nice little grabber tool for holding figures while painting them that I ordered up last night , but I can't recall the part number right now.
I'm not sure what brand of hot melt glue you're using, but mine takes about 30 seconds. And once cured, it holds firmly. Drilling a dozen holes in a block of wood also takes about 30 seconds, and once done, that block of wood can be re-used a virtually unlimited number of times.

I've used Sculpy many times. I can assure you that it does have an emulsifier in it which reduces paint adhesion, whether or not it is technically an oil.

Don't get me wrong: I'm glad you found something that works for you, and there may be any number of people who will find the suggestion useful.

It just doesn't jump out at me as being an improvement over techniques I've been using successfully for years. I'm also just pushing back on what sounds like a huge exaggeration of the drawbacks of other methods to justify this one.
 

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i might use this!
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I guess we should not have told you about signatures.

Yours are annoying !
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I will have to definitely agree with you here Ed.
 

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I see micro mark has a nice adjustable holder that can be used for painting figures.item 80770, and it's not even 12 bucks.
 

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I see micro mark has a nice adjustable holder that can be used for painting figures.item 80770, and it's not even 12 bucks.
Yes, I believe you said that before...
 
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