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Refreshing old LoTR

Refreshing old LoTR

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Stripping (the good kind)

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As part of my “refresh old LoTR model” plan, I have a number that require removal of years of old paint. The first 3 models up are:

Stripping (the good kind)

This is not something that I have attempted before, so I was a tad apprehensive however, after some great advice from @civilcourage I purchased some bioStrip which is a water based paint stripper, so no need to worry about fumes, handling substances or any of that. I simply trimmed off the old bases, removed any excess sand or basing material from the model and dunked them.

Stripping (the good kind)

I gave them an hour and then took them out and gave them a scrub with an old toothbrush (that I shall not be using for oral hygiene again). After a few minutes of re-dunking and scrubbing I ended up with these, rebased and ready for priming!

Stripping (the good kind)

I have to express my thanks to @civilcourage the BioStrip is brilliant stuff and even doesn’t smell too bad. Would recommend to anyone stripping acrylic paint off old models. I’m going to try it on some old plastic elves next and see if I get as good results. Many thanks!

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beardragon14
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Thanks for the tip matie. I look forward to seeing your new paint jobs.

civilcourage
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@halfmileduck glad you had the same results as me. Really helps those terrible paint jobs whether from ebay or years past. No way id ever use dettol again!

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