How to strip a miniature made of resin- / finecast


Reason
Since Games Workshop is using resin to cast miniatures its more important than ever before to know how to strip painted resinminiatures. There are several ways to do so. Some fluids I have tested worked, some not. And some destroyed the minis... :( So, let me tell you how I am stripping miniatures.

What do you need?
- Orange Terpen from Schmincke
- An old toothbrush
- Some protecting glasses
- Any kind of cup
- A miniature you want to free from the paint

Step by step



STEP 1

Fill a little bit of the Orange terpen in your cup and gently dip the brushes of your old toothbrush. Be careful and just dip the brushes into it, otherwise your toothbrush will look like this:



STEP 2

Now you can pick up your mini and brush all over it. You ll see how the paint is getting fluid immidiatly. Just brush all over until it s clean. You could use an old brush with a tough point to reach areas you can t reach with your toothbrush.

Make sure to protect your eyes from the sprinkles caused by brushing the mini. The Orange terpen is acid for your eyes!!



STEP 3

Finally you just have to wash your stripped mini with some soap and water. Now it s ready to be primed again :)



Result



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After:


3 comments:

  1. do you have a method for stripping plastic minis too?

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  2. Try methylated spirits soak figure for a few mins then scrub with old tooth brush.

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