Sunday, December 11, 2011

Plastic Model Paint Stripping Video

One of the regular questions I hear newer minis painters ask one another, perhaps due to not being satisfied with their early efforts, has to do with stripping paint off of figures.  Lucky for us, YouTube's squidgybridge put out a video on the subject in October and has just added a follow up with a "second look."  The products mentioned in the videos are mostly UK brands but one I have had luck with here in the States is Simple Green, in which I soak the minis overnight and then use a soft plastic bristle brush, like a toothbrush, to remove whatever loosened paint hasn't just floated free of the figure.  As he mentions in the video, Pine Sol works well and unlike Simple Green, seems to have more re-usability, but I have yet to try that personally.  Enjoy!

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