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Shas'ui with Bonding Knife




Leeds, Uk

Hey Everyone,
Thank you taking your time to watch this. This will save you a lot of money if done correctly.
Please listen to the video properly.


Thank you again.
Have a great day
Spud

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Now THAT is a good tutorial, I've been looking for a way to remove the paint from my spcaemarines (Due to poor paint quality from early years)

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Really glad someone has finally shown a proven method of stripping Failcast. Can you confirm whether or not it had any side effects in the following days/weeks after stripping? Any lost of detail, any weakening or brittleness?

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I think if you left the model in there it model it would take details off but because your doing so quick nothing will be effected

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I tried this with some enamel primed models from an ebay pick-up, using non-acetone nail polish remover. I had significant melting/softening of the details. Now, this might have just been from different formulations of similar products between the US and Euroland, or might have been specific to the fact that there was enamel-based paint on the models. I haven't tried it with acrylic paint, so I can't say exactly what chemical or chemical reaction caused the issues.

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I tried this with some enamel primed models from an ebay pick-up, using non-acetone nail polish remover. I had significant melting/softening of the details. Now, this might have just been from different formulations of similar products between the US and Euroland, or might have been specific to the fact that there was enamel-based paint on the models. I haven't tried it with acrylic paint, so I can't say exactly what chemical or chemical reaction caused the issues.


How long did you leave them to soak? (I'm curious to give this a go tomorrow, and trying to get a guage of it.)
   
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I gotta admit, if i end up melting a few of my marines, i won't panic, cuz now i got melta'd marines

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They process pretty much starts straight away but I'd leave in upto 10mins at least then do what I did in the video and keep removing the paint off with the actual liquid.

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Does this work against none citadel acrylic paints, cuz i find myself with about a company of poorly painted SM and i need to fix that.... hopefully they weren't glued wrong

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Leeds, Uk

I used it for valejo,p3,gw and cheap paint from pound shop.
A believe they are all acrilics.
Maybe just test it with one model. It be better than losing the whole batch
Get back to me on the results.
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Testors makes a product called ELO (Easy Lift Off) that does work in a similar way to the product that Spudkins demonstrated. I used it to strip a whole series of old Space Marine models from a starter set. All the models were painted in some kind of glossy dark blue enamel. This is usually the hardest paint to remove outside of a good quality primer coat.

The process was basically the same, soak a little, scrub a little, soak a little and scrub some more. I ended up with everything completely clean as new and no loss of detail. It did however take a lot longer and a little more work than the nail polish remover that Spudkins used.

Again, if you are going to soak it for a little while have a covered container to soak it in to keep fumes down to a minimum. Once I was done with the actual strip I then washed all the parts with water and soap to remove all the stripper.

I would be very careful what solvents you use for stripping the plastic models. The ELO is formulated for use on plastic and I proved it out. It should work on the resin and metal parts just as effectively.

As to using other solvents, it would depend on what the base material is. for removing paint on metal models I would use Xylene (a less volatile solvent than acetone but does the same job) It should also remove the glues bonding the metal parts together. It should work on the resin models as well, but then again, try it on a part of the model and see how the resin reacts. I have found the Forge World resin to be fairly inert and resistant to the solvents I use, so most likely it will be safe.

Fine Cast (or as I call it Froth Cast) is not quite as robust as the FW resin. It is softer and a different formulation. Try your solvents on it first.

 
   
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Ideal! beats dettol it seems, will be trying this in the future
   
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nice one. Glad its helped

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Nicely done Spud

I've been using this method for years and I swear by it, but hopefully this vid will put an end to the "Great Debate" - and possibly reduce the number of people using the really nasty chems you see in some of the threads on this subject.

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Thank you man. I have seen Many Many videos of Dettol and power spray. But now I put all 4 the materials we use together in one video. Hopefully it will spread loads and people will use it. Ebay will get a influx of wargamers now
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For the first time, a tutorial on this subject that uses materials available in the UK.

Great video, jargon free...if I were a woman!

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Just strip a leman russ this way , my girlfriend is going to be mad about the nail remover but it worked just fine with no noticeable lost of details.

Let me rephrase that , there was some detail loss , some minor loss in the little aquila symbol but it was because it was to much time in the solver.

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Leeds, Uk

Thank you guys for the great comments. If you could subscribe to my youtube channel too would be awesome and help me out a little more.
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don.mcclain wrote:
Now THAT is a good tutorial, I've been looking for a way to remove the paint from my spcaemarines (Due to poor paint quality from early years)


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Well at least I helped a few people. Its all about sharing

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Brilliant! I've had mixed success with stripping miniatures. This looks like a foolproof way to do it, and with stuff that I can get hold of without resorting to crazy Internet prices! (Simple Green, I'm looking at you...)

Bang on!


 
   
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Leeds, Uk

Thank you. well last night someone told me they used my technique on animol and it worked too. woohoo
Remember to share and get this in to the communtiy more.
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Great tutorial thanks alot, and you have a beautiful singing voice. Haha

 
   
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Thank you brother. Check out my other videos for more singing :

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Saw this just before a shopping run so I popped into Superdrug and got some. This stuff works wonders, stripped everything I threw at it including some old 90's skaven covered in enamel.

Thanks for sharing Spud!

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No problem brother.
Should sub to my channel for some more helpful and wierd things

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Dude I just thought I would try this and my fiancée had some acetone free remover by a company called skin truth and I didn't have to wait at all I put it and scrubbed straight away on a model thats been painted for well over a year. here's a link to the stuff

http://www.sallyexpress.com/skintruth-nonndashacetone-nail-polish-remover-non-acetone-premovers23/


   
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Great man, I am glad I helped you. Go check my channel for more stuff.
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I tried the acetone free nail polish remover on a few plastic figs i had lying around, and i let them soak to at max around 10 minutes and there where already some sign of melting and brittle plastics for me.

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Incredibly helpful! Thank you

 
   
 
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