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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 11:36 p.m. PST

The dreaded "Lead Rot" manifests in my miniatures collection again, this time claiming a Bronze Golem I only painted maybe 10 years ago, altho' the figure is a Grenadier casting (I think) from the 1980s.

I will bury him with all honors next to the late, lamented, much beloved Ral Partha High Elf lancer cavalry.

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JSchutt06 Apr 2017 2:10 a.m. PST

Looks like Zombie armies are coming whether we like it or not…. best to stand watch on where you buried it….

freerangeegg06 Apr 2017 5:15 a.m. PST

Why throw him away?
You can probably carry on using him for years before he crumbles, and a new coating of varnish will probably slow it down

The Dozing Dragon06 Apr 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

You could strip him, soak in white vinegar overnight which which attack the lead oxide, then soak in a bicarb of soda overnight then plain water to ensure the mini is free of the chemicals. Between each give him a good scrub with toothbrush or similar and soap. After that it's a decent primer to stop any oxidisation I've used thin super glue which works perfectly as long as there's no fine detail.

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