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Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Oh, that's the beauty when you discover a model's been painted about...six times prior
   
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker






Cardiff,Wales.

Screwed up a couple of 6mm planes late one night so they had to be rescued,along with a handful of bits from the past that i ruined,
So they all went in the pot this morning and after a half hour of scrubbing they are back to new and ready for turning into "something"

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Powerful Phoenix Lord





Excellent...I've got a Warlock in the pot as we speak. (humming along)
   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord





Saved this busted Warlock off eBay and turned it into a Bonesinger for my army.



   
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Shas'la with Pulse Carbine





Norwich

Should have done a presentation with the new model come out from behind smoke filled doors

I do like eBay for that kind of stuff though, all you need is a bit of elbow grease!

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Sadly didn't get the direct off ebay pic before these guys went in the drink, but this is sorta close.



So the worse was really the plastic one, tbh. It was a horrid painted red, painted over some other colour, over a dreadful amount of primer. Also, whoever put it together left the tabs on from cutting it off the sprue, not simply moldlines. I couldn't even see them originally under all the paint. Got those taken care off, fixed a few bits (add some plasticard to make smoke stacks). The metal ones are were in much better shape overall. I put the middle one you see here in the simple green again to take off the rest of the black.



here they are undercoated with their main colour and waiting to dry.


   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Humble efforts.

in 2009 I picked up AoBR for youngest (then aged 9, he just joined the army.. where does the time go?), and picked myself up a copy because why not? Not having played 40k since 1st edition...

Anyway the marines are horrible and I'm not finding them because I'll cry, however the orks..

Warlord ended up like this in late 2009



No wonder he looks angry, dry brushed skin and I remember being proud of the loin cloth.

Anyway, moving on, restarted orks for 7th edition (briefly, before I saw the book and gave up), That warbles was #1 to be reworked, ended up thus



and looking generally a lot better for it. will admit to one slightly cheat though, just re-primed and repainted without stripping the old paint *looks at feet in shame*

The rest of the AoBR orks have been done to the same scheme but don't have any "before" pics on them.

Have done a few eBay salvage jobs, loving the thread, will have to do some "before" pics next time
   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Nice! I only wish I had some of my original army to rescue
   
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Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos





Nottingham

I picked up Narik Dreygur from eBay for a very reasonable price, when he arrived;



and now;


Have a look at my P&M blog - currently working on: Tempestus Scions/Primaris Howling Griffons

Previous projects
30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord





Nice, looks like you took off about 2mm of paint.
   
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Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos





Nottingham

Cheers . I actually didn't strip it at all, the paint wasn't thick, just looks that way as it had no shading or highlighting. I just sprayed it black and carried on from there.

Have a look at my P&M blog - currently working on: Tempestus Scions/Primaris Howling Griffons

Previous projects
30k Iron Warriors (11k+)
Full first company Crimson Fists
Zone Mortalis (unfinished)
Classic high elf bloodbowl team 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

 theCrowe wrote:

Gotta love when you're stripping something that looked like it was dipped in a pot of Blood Red and you find that it was likely dipped in a pot of Emerald Green first.


Aaaand rescued.



Just a squig, but totally worth it.

   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Crimminy...that was in some odd shape beforer you saved it!
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Oh the before pic is of the squig's rear end. I'd already scrubbed his teeth clean with the brush before I remembered to take a pic. But you can see the green left in the isopropanol from what I'd thought was a big red blob.

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Fresh-Faced New User





Land Raider Redeemer that I worked on a while back
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Some of an almost entirely recovered Tau Army.



Painted:




Painted: (incorporated model damage into battle damage)





Cheers,

CB

53 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
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Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Awesome work. The paint on the Tau is tits.

The Land Raider - what the hell happened to it before you rescued it!?
   
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Shrieking Traitor Sentinel Pilot






Kansas City, MO

Got these in a trade, an old Rhino with a razorback hatched glued on and primed black, and a Vindicator with some popped panels and missing headlights primed red. They were greasy to the touch (not sure of ebay origin)


The paint stripping was impressive. The vindicator's red never fully came off and the rhino was black on top of grey on top of yellow/red. The yellow and red would also not fully come off.
Spoiler:






A few rounds of soak and scrub, I finally got them rehabbed (Images in spoiler):
https://twitter.com/forstrex/status/889473709920186368
https://imgur.com/a/YTyWt
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Powerful Phoenix Lord





Now...THAT...is a rescue. Top flight.
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Holy moly! That's on another level. Seriously slick air-brush work. Do you paint gangsters cars for a living or something?
"Jut hit it with a little pinstriping and cover up those bullet holes, oh and the blood, yo."

   
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Shrieking Traitor Sentinel Pilot






Kansas City, MO

I really enjoy rehabbing I had a chance to fold them into my current army project and ended up having a good time with them, regardless of the amount of scrubbing needed.

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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Dayton OH

I love buying old metal guys off EBay and stripping them. Not painted yet but I think I have about six metal 2nd ed land speeders that are going to make a fun squadron to throw down at the lgs.

For the Emperor! Kill Maim Burn!... I mean purge the unclean!  
   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





I've got four eBay purchases en route. Been too busy painting "new" (read: boring) Chaos Space Marines. Happy to get back to some proper Eldar metal. Will post stuff when it shows up.
   
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Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

That land raider and those rhinos.
Good lord!
Great work!

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator





Huddersfield

Ah, I'd forgotten this thread. Found this poor decapitated assassin in a job lot of old metal Necromunda figs. This pic is after his first dettol bath, he's currently having round 2, god knows what he was painted with! Looking forward to getting started on the rebuild.
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Powerful Phoenix Lord





An Eversor with a random chopped off Vindicare head...and no hands. He must have pissed someone off.
   
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Huddersfield

 Elbows wrote:
An Eversor with a random chopped off Vindicare head...and no hands. He must have pissed someone off.


Certainly has ... The body had a Van Saar head stuck on, which I've reunited with its original (headless) body. I reckon he'll be a Vindicare holding the rifle down in his right hand with the Exitus pistol raised in his left. Should be fun!

   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord





One more I found - though this was an entry into a painting competition thread about six months back?


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Into:


And this desperate Farseer...


Into:


I have a couple in the works, but I'll wait till they're properly sorted.

   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Another one this month (included in this month's competition for Open Round)





Turned into:

   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Great thread! Lots of really fantastic rescues.

   
 
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