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I've been working on making some of my old figures a bit more interesting recently so over Christmas a squad faced the toxic paintstripper of doom vat and came out looking rather shiny and clean having lost about 6 coats of paint. Thinking back I bought a whole box of figures for £20 about 10 years ago in which was a complete collection of the old tactical marine box set from which the base figures used here came from. Here's some pictures of the conversion work so far. There are more photos (eight troops in the unit) on my blog (http://www.rothar.com/nightlords) and a bit of an explanation about what is going on...
Comments and suggestions welcomed. Cheers...
Very well done on the toxic paint stripping. You can't even tell they were ever painted. Are the conversion recent, or were they on the model from the previous paint job?
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They seem to be starting out very good. I like the first one with the skull on his head. I can se the paintstipper you have is very good. I have pitiful paintstripper. Can you tell me what you use?
I used Nitromors. It's incredibly strong stuff. So strong in fact it melted throught the special chemical gloves I bought from the hardware store :unsure: Basically left them to soak for 10 minutes and then scrubbed them with an old toothbrush. The plastic bases the figures were on melted, so I was quite glad I had taken the arms and back packs off first.
All the work in the photos above was done after the paint stripping had been done. I was thinking about these figures last night whilst working on one of the other squads. I think I am going to give them all a plume of hair on the top of their helmets.
Please Note: Nitromors paintstripper works really well on metal surfaces. Be careful using it! This stuff is corrosive and poisonous, as are the fumes! If you get this on your skin it WILL burn you (I know this from experience)! If you get this in your eyes you'll be blinded. I don't know if you can get it in the USA, but it is very popular here in Europe.
Last edited by northwave; January 11th, 2007 at 11:30. Reason: Adding Signature
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What did you use for the ribbed hose going around the torso of the Marine in the first picture?
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It looks an awful lot like a spring from a biro pen to me. But I'm probably wrong.
I must say, they look pretty damn awesome; inspired me to do some conversions!
And I think we've found a contender for the "Best Paint Stripper For Metals" award. I'm going to see if I can find some near where I live. =D
EDIT: A quick Google search and I found these on ScrewFix. Are they anything like what you have? I would guess not, but I dunno.
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