Hi, thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!
I don’t normally do this, normally I build the model completely and then paint it from there. This model I’m doing for a painting comp and the last time I did, I got some poor feedback on the head of the model, so wanted to keep it separate to give myself the best access possible to it before I glue it. I’m also painting the back part (cloak and pack) and front part separately and for this model I can’t glue on the right shoulder pad until those parts are glued together!
To avoid over handling the parts, I pinned the head and just glued the pad onto the end of a paper clip. Have to say I think I’ll be doing more of this in future as it makes painting the parts so much easier!