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post #111 of 126 (permalink) Old 10-28-15, 06:05 AM
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How can I strip a transfer sheet from a model? I have a banner that was painted using the citadel paints, then applied a layer of gloss varnish and then put a transfer sheet over it (but not yet sealed it with the varnish). I don't like the result since it looks completely off the shadowing scheme of a banner so I want to take it off and do a freehand, how do I take a transfer sheet off?

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After some thought I am seriously considering stripping my entire Dark Eldar force, minus five of the Incubi which I am still happy with, as I am longer happy by the standard of their appearance. I've become a better painter since I started with them and i'd like to redo them, in a new colour scheme as well.

Question is, is there a good way to strip paint en masse from an entire army?? My force is about 30-40 infantry and seven vehicles, and I don't want to do this over a few months. Has anyone stripped an entire army before and can recommend a good way?


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I stripped about 30 marines at once in a good quality tupperware container full of Simple Green. Let soak, hot water toothbrush scrub, repeat as necessary. I wasn't in a rush and the models I stripped were all plastic and thickly primed so it took a while. There's likely faster ways to go about it but this worked just fine for me.

Oh, also I used plastic toothpicks (drug store) to get into the finicky nooks and broke apart as much as I could to help facilitate the scrubbing.

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I'm adding a warning here. In my search for a replacement for my beloved fairy power spray I've been searching the interwebs for alternatives. Somone mentioned a product called biostrip 20 saying it worked just like fairy but without the smell. A bit of research later and a quick check of the description and I was confident that this "made for stripping plastic" of paint stripper might be what I was after.

My test model, a classic rhino, is now a rubbery, corroded mess.

Biostrip 20 will eat your models.

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Try Cif kitchen or Bathroom power spray.

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Buy it enough drinks to get it drunk and with a little bit of luck it will strip.
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Bought 10 space marines off of eBay, had them in dettol for a about 10 hours and the paint came right off, however it looks like the plastic underneath has dyed almost black in a lot of places, anyone else had this happen? Manage to fix it?
Have stripped a blood angels tactical squad with no problems and also the 3 marine starter set from games workshop...
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@evanswolves I've had things like that happen in years past when part of the undercoat (of whatever color) didn't entirely separate from the model. Usually though I didn't have issues with the remaining pigment causing texture problems.

Do you have photos to help us diagnose the issue?

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Not the best pic but here you go.
Iv only been painting for a couple of weeks, and after the ease of stripping the 3 ultramarine starter set and the blood angels off of eBay I was kind of befuddled why these didn't strip aswell, thought perhaps they had used some other kind of primer
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How can I strip a transfer sheet from a model? I have a banner that was painted using the citadel paints, then applied a layer of gloss varnish and then put a transfer sheet over it (but not yet sealed it with the varnish). I don't like the result since it looks completely off the shadowing scheme of a banner so I want to take it off and do a freehand, how do I take a transfer sheet off?

Thanks in advance.

Has wetting it again and gently rubbing it failed? This looks like it may be a repaint job over the decal, unfortunately I have no experience of this so cannot offer a solid solution

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