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after recantly buying 60 space marines for £30 on ebay best buy ever
i have the problem of haveing some overpainted and wrong schem maodels.
how can i get the paint off without dammaging the models.
what you are looking to do is called stripping the paint. Generally it involves leaving the mini in a chemical (different depending the material the mini is made out of) for a few hours to a few days, then scrubbing it with a stiff bristled brush until most / all the paint comes off.
For marines, i'd use a product called Simple Green in the states (not sur ethe name of a similar product in the UK), leave it in for 2 or 3 days, then take a bathroom or tile brush (buy at grocery store) and give them a good scrub. Once that's done, check for mold lines etc and repaint.
Do a search for Stripping on these forums for a much more in depth guide, it'll likely have the names of the products you can use in the UK.
Be careful with brake fluid, it's extremely hazardous! Simple green is easier and can be disposed in the kitchen sink. I've found that submerging the models for 1 day followed by a scrubbing with a toothbrush gets off 85% of the paint. Repeat once and you're ready to reprimer.