One of the many dangers of watching YouTube is that you think something someone else has done is a good idea and you decide to give it a go. I was looking for alternative ways of getting the paint off models and there were several references to ultrasonic cleaners.
These things are cheaper than you would think at £20 on eBay. Methylated spirits seems to be the stuff of choice to remove paint and so far the results have been pretty good. So I bought one…
The first model zapped was a really old beakie Imperial Space Marine from the multi part box set from way back in 1988 I think…
It took a bit of extra scubbing with a tooth brush in a bowl of warm water, but it has come out rather well.
The next batch going in are some old Space Wolf Terminators and a number of 1980’s lead Space Marines with various weapons and wargear.
I hate to admit it, but several years ago I bought a brilliant trench system from Kalistra…and then did nothing with it.
This is a modular system that will easily stretch the width of a four foot table. I want to add some more balsa planking to the duckboards and make it a bit more messy.
So having finally bought a compressor for my airbrush, I feel that I can have a go at painting it up so we can try some plan some storm the trenches games for Bolt Action, Konflikt 47, Dust and Steam Wars.
In preparation for a large Steam Wars game, I am getting some paint on my latest Bob Olley Exo-Armour Scrunts from his recent Kickstarter.
The first three are finished, the next three are just getting started.
I have a few new models from Aberrant Games that I want to paint up as a Rogue Stars Law Enforcement crew. I am going to try these in mostly black, never an easy colour to paint, but I fancy having these look like a SWAT unit.