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Hey guys. Sorry if this has been posted before, but I couldn't find any topics relating to this... Recently I decided to get back into Warhammer 40k after about a 3 year break. So today I opened up my box full of minatures, many that still need painting, and noticed that every model was covered in dust.
Not only does it look bad, but some of them I have to paint and dust is going to make that very difficult.
So my question is what is the best way to remove dust from your models? Rubbing it with a cloth will take ages and won't get into the tiny nooks and crannys. Would dipping them into a bath of water work, or would it damage the paint/models?
Thanks in advance.
I this occurs I use a large soft brush (6 or up, way too large for regular painting)
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My guess is that you can dip them i water, otherwise use a large soft brush.
Currently painting the Waaagh! of Warboss Borboss - Goff and Evil Sunz warband
Well you could try using a blowdryer... if that doesn't work it'll have to be warm soapy water - Which will wash off the acrylic paint but won't damage the model itself so you may have to repaint the entire army...
Not sure if there's anything else but that's the extent of my limited knowledge
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ooh yeah i got some dusty models, so far big soft brush sounds good and also i think a bath could help them....i dont think it would remove the paints, otherwise people wouldnt start a million "how i does strip paint" threads.
ill be watching for more answers HURRAY IbramGaunt
I might try the brushing approach. May take a while, but I feel safer with that rather than giving them a bath... Or I wonder if compressed air would work. You know those cans you can get for cleaning computers? Although I wouldn't be sure how effective they would be...
Probably the best method I know of is using an air compressor. It gets rid of dust instantly, but not everyone has access to one of those.
Be careful using water, as some of the dust can get washed into the deeper crevices of the model, and dry there, leaving you with a bit of a mess.
As you said, try the large brush method, it should be fine.
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