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Recently came into possession of a used 6th edition dark elf hydra. I don't know what the previous owner was thinking, but he must've added 20lbs of greenstuff to try and bulk the body out before coating it with 10" of primer...
Already soaked the model in a bath of 1:1 pine sol and water to remove most of the paint. I want to get rid of the greenstuff though, as currently the model looks like junk.
Do any of you have any advice on what to use? I tried scraping it off with a hobby knife but it's in a hard to reach area and I like having all ten of my fingers...
I don't have access to a dremel, so I'm looking for some kind of super toxic chemical I can soak it in. The miniature is all pewter, so I'm unconcerned about melting plastic.
Thanks in advance!
Might be time to buy another hydra... Greenstuff is miserable to remove due to it's epoxy properties. There is nothing I know of that will dissolve greenstuff to the extent that you need. That is simply the basics behind the stuff - two-part epoxy putty that adheres better than glue and dries harder than a rock. Since it is not going to hurt the metal model, maybe a long soak in lacquer thinner?? The other concept might be in a very light oil-based material or penetrant, like PB Buster - this might work its way under the greenstuff between the metal and make it separate and easier to remove.
You may be stuck with the slow chipping process, but be sure to keep your fingers out of the way...We would not want your next post to be from "9-fingers bkde"
Ah...I knew the $20 hydra was too good to be true...Might be time to buy another hydra
And thanks man, looks like it back to chipping away.Hahaha I'll try my best!We would not want your next post to be from "9-fingers bkde"
I find simplegreen works to loosen the death grip that greenstuff has on metal models. It will not dissolve the greenstuff but it certainly makes it easier to remove and maybe even softens it up some. I was even able to save tiny rare earth magnets that I have fully covered with the greenstuff. I had been soaking a tyrant model in simplegreen to strip the paint off for about a week in an air tight container. So you can try that as well.
Or for the really toxic and unpleasant chemicals, brake fluid (and solid metal tweezers - try to get it off in one chunk)
Total immersion in a airtight jar for a month would do it. Or a few weeks if it's warmer (However, it's toxic and a carcinogen and wear gloves for goodness sake as a minimum. Do NOT dispose of down the drain. It is nasty stuff)
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