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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Hey all

I know how to strip plastic - thats easy. However as I think I may have found a FW Malanthrope going bloody cheap so I'm wondering if Resin can be stripped. Its orange and black at the moment

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Gaming/War-games/Warhammer-40000/auction-135349438.htm

and I want to do something different from black as I'm sick of painting it so I was thinking blue for the chiton and a whity/khaki for the fleshy bits to make it look as if it was from a snow world. Something like a cross between this:

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/HiveFleetIngratus/P1300016.jpg.html

and

http://album.warpshadow.com/v/Hive-Fleet-Apocrita-Kriegshund/Carnifex/Carnifex3_Small.jpg.html

So is stripping resin feasbale?
 

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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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So its basically the same as metal or plastic? - its not more fragile/going to disolve into a sludge?
 

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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Thats the problem. I don't have spare resin peices or sprues as I'm buying it secondhand.
 

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Erm.. this is going to make me look like a n00b, but what is resin? I thought Warhammer 40k pieces were made with plastic and metal only?
 

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Games workshop does sell plastic and metal only. Have you heard of Forge World? It's a company that sells superheavy tanks and super fine detail models. They're all made of Resin. It's a type of plastic that's really fragile but can get finer detail into.

EDIT - And Jaco, Try stripping some part that you can't see like the very bottom of it to test it. Be careful though.
 

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thin peices may become slightly softer, but should be fine, the thing ull need to be careful about is breaking the thin bits when u scrub em
 

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For me, the Airbrushcleaner from Revell worked fine.

I allso use an old electical Toothbrush to rub the old Paint off.

And just anote to the end: There are maybe changes on the Material itself due Lot-Changings (means, that FW maybe changed the material between two Productionruns). So one what one times worked fine, maybe melts an other model.

But the most duroplastic Materials ( artifical resin ) are resistant against lower agresive solvents.
 

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Jac "Baneblade" O'Bite
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Cheers for the help guys.

I didn't get it in the end. In the last 5 minutes of the auction the price basically doubled and its a choice between that or money towards a new computer. Plus I don't collect Nids.
 

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I have stripped resin models from FW using Simple Green with no ill effects on all the lots of resin I had. Use an old tooth brush and some lukewarm water in a shallow pan to scrub off the paint after letting it soak at least 1 day. I let sprue samples from each batch I had soak for over two weeks (I went on business a trip) with no problems. Of course I can't say if it will have any effect on the lot which you may receive so try a small part you can live without first.
 
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