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Stripping Sisters

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:48 am
by deFl0
So I see people always asking how to strip minitures, and I had a big batch of Sister of Battle to strip so I thought I would do a quick article.

What to use:

- A lot of people suggest simple green. I've had pretty good success with it with plastic models if I let it sit for a couple days, but this time around I was stripping metal so I figured I'd up the striping powers.
- That said, these models did have plastic pieces and the plastic came out totally unscathed, I'm just not usre I would risk stripping an army with it with out trying it on some other plastic models first.
- Simple Green Alternative???? Driveway degreaser!!!! :lol:

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How To:

- Get a tub of some sort to put you minis in.
- Pour in degreaser.
- Leave Overnight
- Place model under a stream of water (aka sink) and scrub with a nail brush.
- Took about 45 minutes to scrub the paint off of all these models.

Safety Tips:

- This stuff will disolve your skin off.
- Use Gloves. (Not cheap latex gloves... I tried it and they last about 30 seconds)
- Don't get it in you eye :lol:

Re: Stripping Sisters

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:50 am
by deFl0


Naked. Stripped. Sister.


Pile of Naked Stripped Sisters. (Aka - Nude Nuns)


Re: Stripping Sisters

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:15 pm
by mattbird
damn, i though this thread was about something totally different...

Re: Stripping Sisters

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:33 pm
by genghis ken
Pete are you kidding me? If the rest of them SOB were painted as well as the one you were holding, my goodness you just destroyed a bucket of art.

Re: Stripping Sisters

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:59 am
by jer732
Looks only half finished as far as I can tell.

Re: Stripping Sisters

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:32 am
by SuperMitch
I'm actually also in the process of stripping down and repainting sisters, and I found simple green to work really well for them. I let them soak for 24 hours, then a minute with a toothbrush under warm running water and they are nice and naked. I'm also doing them in small batches, so I can keep my old painted ones around for as long as possible and to make sure I don't get daunted by all the painting to be done :D

Re: Stripping Sisters

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:36 am
by TarlSS
Pinesol will strip metal with a soak of about 3 hours. You can just toss them in a container of pinesol, cover and leave them there. Come back in 3-4 hours, scrub with tooth brush, walaa. I did this with Krylon spray primers and Reaper Minis paint.

Haven't tried in with plastic though.