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Right i got some guys from my young cousin who "built" them from black reach but never liked them, list them here for you,
1 Terminator captain with powersword (not painted)
4 terminators (1 is built, 1 only has a stormbolter, 1 only has a powerfist, and 1 has no arms at all, not painted)
1 Dreadnought with what i believe to be a multi-melta (could be a heavy flamer) in goodish nick (not painted
10 old and some seriously caked marines with bits and bobs missing, mainly guns
finally 3 ML marines again, old and caked in blue and yellow.
my question is how to get these guys back into shape like give them their guns back (and arms for terminators) the cheapest and best way (CC termies kit and get lightning claws on them?)
how to get rid of this horrible paint on them without damaging the models
finally what chapter should i get? i was thinking Imperial Fists cause they love thunderhammers and stuff AND i can have an iron clad BUT they are too much effort to paint yellow and i'd rather stick to a GW colourscheme as my other two armies are my own schemes, i love the DA colour (except deathwing, bleugh) and their librarians BUT i dislike bikes and land speeders as they're not tough enough for my playstyle with marines (from my friends BA)
Right well if you were to go with Imperial Fists that would make me a happy camper as not enough people do it in my opinion. What you were saying about the yellow being a pain, scratch that, Army Painter Daemonic Yellow Spray Primer, great stuff will get you through it super easy if you wanna cheat a little. I started my Imperial Fist army two months ago and they look awesome, who wouldnt be scared of a bright yellow army? =]
On the side of the removal of caked paintness, I personally recently had to do the same thing and used brake fluid. Soak them in it overnight and then lightly scrub with a toothbrush or something. It may loosen the glue if that's a problem? But yeah works perfect an is cheap if you don't have any around the house. But theres a few other ways. My advice is to type it on google an see the many posts on the matter.
Wow, a yellow spray? that makes it soooo much easier also would white spirit work? seems like a good paint remover but didn't know if it melted the plastic or not
Bitz order online for the parts you require. You should be able to find everything from the guns, to arms, heads, and shoulder pads online. I don't at the moment know of any bitz order places off the top of my head; its been a while.
Brake fluid works to strip the minis of paint, if you want a slightly safer method depending on where you live look into a product called "simple green". I believe there are a few paint removal tutorials/topics in the hobby and painting section.
Spray would be the easiest thing to do but I've never painted bright colors simply for the reason that I dislike bright colors emensely
For stripping the paint, I recommend Pine-Sol cleaner. It works very well, just soak the models overnight and attack them with a toothbrush, and it seems to me to be easier and cheaper than brake fluid to get. Only problem, is it doesn't do anything glue (which could be seen as good in some situations), so it won't get any paint with glue over it.
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Yeah if you don't have brake fluid around then definitely go with either pine-sol or simple green, both pretty cheap and safer. Don't go with white spirit =]
And yes the fact that there is a spray form for yellow in particular was music to my ears considering how damn hard it is to get right.
A squad of tactical box will provide you with enough bits to both assemble a new squad and repair those you already have.Provided there is not 'stractural damage'
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