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Stripping Paint from Resin Miniatures: 36 Hours Later


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11 December 2007page first published

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miscmini Fezian writes:

About 36 hours later, I had a few spare minutes to check on the models. I could see that the paint had started to separate from the models.

Models soaking in the dip

I carefully removed the models in an effort to reduce the amount of residue left in the solution. The effects of the first 36 hours of soaking were obvious.

After 36 hours in the dip
Paint pulling away from the bottom of the model

I lifted a good part of the paint away with a toothpick.

Pulling paint away with a toothpick

I then used a toothbrush to gently scrub off some more of the paint, and then I rinsed the models in fresh water.

Progress after the first cleaning

The models were ready for their second soaking, and I was ready to do something else.