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Pallid flesh + Paint stripping

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:28 am 
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I've got 2 gangs on the go, but when I've finsihed them, I wish to repaint my Ratskin Renegades to the standard I'm now capable of (not bragging, I'm just more methodical than when I was 16 :roll: ). So, what do people reckons best for stripping GW paint off me figures? Please bear in mind I'm a bit skint.
Also, I'd like to do something a bit different and paint them with pale skin rather than heavily tanned look I've always used for them; how would people reccomend doing that without making them look like zombies?

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 Post subject: Re: Pallid flesh + Paint stripping
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:58 am 
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Dettol will take paint off of a miniature after a few weeks, it works on plastics too without melting them (as an added bonus it kills germs too!). As far as the pale skin tones go, I would advise a base of dwarf flesh with maybe a devlan mud wash then highlight up. GW used to do a lovely shade called pallid flesh which I liked that seems to be no more. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Pallid flesh + Paint stripping
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Original detol will take paint off after 30 mins, not weeks! sometimes paint can be reluctant. It does work on plastics and is safe but the best results are on metal still. I got a bunch of SoB off ebay a while ago and it worked great. I still have a year old pot of it now and its black, but still strips paint.
Now this isnt tested on models and it was a tenner, but caustic oven cleaner easily stripped anodized paint off my aluminum parts for my rc car too.
Both methods take 10s of minuets.

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 Post subject: Re: Pallid flesh + Paint stripping
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:30 am 
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I say it takes weeks as I generally put them in a jar and forget about them for a couple of weeks. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Pallid flesh + Paint stripping
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:46 am 
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chickenbane wrote:
I say it takes weeks as I generally put them in a jar and forget about them for a couple of weeks. :(

That's probably what's going to happen here. Oh gods above, more fumes for my room to reek of... Ta all :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:58 am 
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A little late... but fairy power spray works wonders.

Pop the minis in a seal-able tub (and for gods sake make sure you seal it...), spray with fairy power spray and leave for 24 hours. Take a tooth brush (I used a cheapo Asda one for 10p) and give em a scrub. Even the stubbornest paint should come off.

Also the other nice thing is that it doesn't matter how long you leave the minis int he spray for they will not be damaged. I left a squad of old metal and plastic plague marines in there for a month and they were fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:22 pm 
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i have been stripping anodised metal parts with caustic oven cleaner lately. i should test a few models cos this stuff i have strips the metal i have in about 3 mins.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:22 am 
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The dettol worked very well, though I had to use meths to scrub the resulting dettol/paint gunge off. Next time, I won't be doing that in a poorly ventilated room, it was like being really drunk and really hungover at the same time.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:04 am 
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yeah it stinks, my SoB still smell of it and its over a year ago!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:12 am 
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I always use paint stripper on metal models.

As for Pallid Flesh I'd suggest mixing some astro grey into the basecoat.


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