Saturday, 26 April 2014

Paint Table Saturday #25



A pretty quiet week for me painting wise due to a number of factors. I could blame being busy with visiting relatives and work, etc. But really it was the fault of this:



Really great game, which I have been enjoying a lot and loosing a good bit of time to. As such, my painting has suffered.

One thing that did happen this week is that I umpired a small game of Full Thrust using the FT lite rules for a couple of friends. One had played many many years ago, and the other never had. They both had a great time and the NAC were pretty soundly beaten by the FSE forces. The game was my suggestion as my regular Wednesday night roleplay game was cancelled and I had been meaning to catch up with one of my Thursday night Roleplay campaign players who's been ill for the last few weeks. I guess looking at other peoples pictures of Full Thrust mini's has got my interest going.

Having sparked their interests in Full Thrust (bwa ha ha...) I decided I would have a look at my old collection. And oh boy have my painting skills improved. So I started looking into ways to remove old paint, and found this:


Which, according to reviews I have read online, will take paint off of metal, plastic and resin models. Initial testing seems to prove that it does - with a darn sight less warning labels on the back of the bottle than most of the other options. I picked this up in my local Tesco for under £4.

Here's the models that I have decided to start with:



So, this Paint table Saturday has been more focused on taking paint off of mini's than putting it on!!!

5 comments:

  1. Interesting. Never played this one either. Will be interested to learn more.

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    1. Great game, very simple and the rulebooks can be gotten free from www.gzg.com

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    2. O very good! I will check them out today, cheers!
      For stripping have you tried Dettol yet? I heard it was good for stubborn thick paint and superglue. Messes up your hands tho so gloves are required.

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  2. I discovered Fairy power sprays paint removal ability doing a favour for the wife, thinking I was being helpful and cleaning the cooker I removed all the painted on gas mark no's and guides to what hob is what, cost me a new oven, and I have been banned from cleaning up which is no bad thing ;)

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    1. Andrew, thanks for sharing - caused many guffaws on this end. It's a very effective substance for paint removal. Gloves are a must though, as too much on your hands causes dryness.

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