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2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby Taumaul » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:49 pm

If your painting late war German tanks I recommend you invest in an air compressor and airbrush. make sure you get an airbrush that can do finer lines for the camo. It is so easy to paint up and entire armoured force this way rather than painting by hand.
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby KInG » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:33 am

whats ur quarterly project Gav?
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby RotweillerofJustice » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:44 am

Just a quick WIP photo. And a photo of one of the two units that I intend to complete before moving onto my next new model.
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby KInG » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:36 pm

ah man, they look sexy ;)

maybe they should come to warhammer world NE for a game one day ;)
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby RotweillerofJustice » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:29 pm

This will be the second unit that I work on after I have completed the Broadside.

Its a fleabay rescue. Don't worry I didn't get it in that state! Essentially I bought it a couple of years ago. It was listed as well painted but it certainly wasn't when I received it. A very thick blue and pale grey scheme that looked like it had been put on by a bad plasterer.

Several soaks in the ever faithful fairy power spray and some good hard scrubbing I got down to the primer you can see on the hull. As you can see in the second pic the paint was that thick that it hasn't all come off. Those bits that are painted have been picked and scraped at to get the paint out of the recesses that are common on tau vehicles. I still have a very long way to go on the hull and engines and may even give them another soak although any other suggestions for getting it off would be appreciated.
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby timewizard » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:36 pm

Good pick up and very thoughtful of you to give it a good home!

Unfortunately, you'll have to go with the basic soak, brush, scrape and repeat until you get as much of the paint off as you can.

Anything more aggressive might have the opposite result of removing the detailing you are working so hard to maintain.

But if it's any consolation, it's coming along rather well.
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby KInG » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:05 pm

I've been told dettol or Superdrug's own nail varnish remover, but only the one that is acetone free. I think its acetone, or whatever the smelly stuff is. If not it will melt it.
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby paulmc » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:01 pm

detol works, I used it on my original space marines, it did disolve the glue as well tho. I soaked for a couple of hours then used warm water and a toothbrush to get everything off. it is extremely messy as the detol does something funky to the paint
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby berger15 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:58 pm

I only use Fairy power spray, so cannot comment on anything else. The last batch of minis I soaked, were left for about three days. The paint pretty much rinsed off under the tap!

A couple of the vanguard figures still had a little undercoat caught in the deep recesses, but a good scrub with the trusty toothbrush left the models gleaming. :D
So thanks to everyone on here that suggested that in the past! I would never have even tried stripping minis before.
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby RotweillerofJustice » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:15 pm

Not used dettol before.
I usually soak for 24hrs then give it a good scrub with a toothbrush. It's just been a pain getting the thick paint out of the recesses. Will soak it again for a few days. I'm in London Friday till Sunday so if I do it Thursday night hopefully that will do it. :-)
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby KInG » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:15 pm

vanguard are metal though yes? these are plastic and more likely to melt is too strong...?
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby Baragash » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:25 pm

Fairy power spray shouldn't damage plastic, Mr Muscle (lemon fresh for that zesty workbench feeling) doesn't.
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby skywalker » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:22 pm

I have tried both Fairy Power Spray and Detol for stipping miniatures (plastic, resin and metal) and found that Fairy Power spray was the best, plus it does not leave your miniatures smelling like a school first aid room :D :D
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby Bob_to_Some » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:41 pm

I left models that were really heavily painted in Fairy Power Spray and forgot about them for 3 months.

When I opened the sealed jar, I had a good collection of plastic and metal bits that once rinsed, were paint free :)

All as good as new too!
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Re: 2014 1st Quarter Project log for everyone

Postby timewizard » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:59 pm

I use a product called simple green, which unfortunately is not available over there, but it seems that it is comparable to your fairy power spray.

I had also forgotten about a plastic model and had left it in the simple green. For months. I don't even know how many months.

Like Bob, when I removed it, a quick light brush, and a rinse, and all the paint was gone and the plastic was fine.

Sometimes a very long soak is what's required, but unlike some other products, a long soak in the fairy spray or simple green hasn't proven to be harmful to the model itself.
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