Some insights into a crazy world of model soldiers, toys to some, a business to others, an amazing realm where there are no limits other than your imagination, tempered with a bit of research and history.
Interesting. Your method seems to be rather more effective than mine.
Afternoon Mr KinchI can't comment until you explain what your method is.Mine is a long (several days) soak in Dettol and a mild brushing with an old paintbrush. Sometimes an extended soak is required.A lot depends on the paint being removed. Most acrylics seem to fall off whereas enamels are a bit more robust. Polyurethane varnish is sometimes a real pain.Some paints (I suspect car body sprays) just go all sticky and stay on the figure.I'm experimenting with some Acetone at the moment. Don't use this on plastic figures.Jim
Oven cleaner - that's the stuff for you!
Hi PhilYes, I've heard that some guys use oven cleaner.I may give it a go one of these days.Jim
I have been using Boots acetone free nail polish remover. Seems to do the job as long as you can avoid getting high on the fumes
Hi again KingsleyI'm using pure acetone in this case since I have a batch of figures which I put through my Dettol dip and they still have bits of paint in the crevices and also a thin film of something white which might be something other than acrylic paint.I'll let you know when the figures come out.Jim
One expects to hear the jaws theme as the lead risies slowly from the Dettol...:)
Hi AlanI used to get the frights when I was a lad out swimming whenever there was a darker patch in the water.More recently I have swum in the Atlantic off the east coast of the States without a qualm so I'm probably OK at that now.I'll maybe have to worry a wee bit when I take these horses out of the Dettol in case something comes with them. I'll keep a big stick handy :)Jim