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I'd really like to paint the figures for this game, but don't have a ton of experience with this type of thing. Obviously I'm worried about screwing it up, and buying a second copy isn't a great option.

So, I'd like to know if anyone has much experience with these types of plastic figures. I've painted the X-Wing models before, and found that a bit of nail polish remover can remove acrylic over-paint while leaving the original paint untouched (just dabbing it off with a cotton ball, not soaking or anything).

Are these types of plastic minis more prone to being damaged by solvents? What's the safest stuff to use to undo my almost guaranteed mistakes?
 
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I've used nail polish remover for such minis and even after soaking for a while, the minis were not damaged. though I would still be careful.

what I also used was pure alcohol. you can let them soak in it for days without a problem. but you will have to use a brush to remove the paint completely after soaking.
 
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Pick up Reaper's Learn to Paint Kit. You won't learn how to paint flesh, but will pick up some basics, like metallics. The Reaper website will have a promotional figure event in December. See the Reaper forum.

Walmart.com has its Magic: Planeswalker Arena miniatures, which would make good miniatures to practice on (35 mini's for $20, low detail).

Strip with 90% Isopropyl Alcohol and scrub, then, if you want, Super Clean (which is caustic). You don't need to strip away the primer.
 
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It looks like the Planeswalker minis are a different type of plastic (the more rigid sort). Would that make any different in terms of removing paint mistakes?
 
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Use LA's Totally Asesome to remove Paint with out damaging your minis
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LA's Totally Awesome to remove paint without damaging your minis
 
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Once I dipped painted Descent stuff in Dettol for three straight days. Only the most stubborn paint in the deepest creases remains, and the minis still hard as they began with.

(FWIW I've also dipped squads of GW space marines into the same substance for days and they turned out okay)
 
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Brake fluid remove paint like it's butter but it's very toxic
 
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couteaupapillon wrote:
Brake fluid remove paint like it's butter but it's very toxic


I probably don't want to sabotage my brakes, but what if I took out a bit of headlight fluid to use?
 
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sorry I meant to say brake cleaner. I used a motomaster tool&part cleaner to redo a faction for forbidden stars and The paint comes right off by spraying on it, you probably don't want to overdo it as prolonged contact may eventually deteriorate your plastic.

What I really want to say though is don't worry about messing up, your minis are gonna be nice, just have faith in the process! Also, don't overprime your figurine until they have smooth surface and use small amount of paint on your brush, this way you wont clog the details can repair mistakes easily.
 
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I also have not tested with lighter fluid, so i cant say
 
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