Friday, 2 August 2013

Stripping for the League

My local shop FLGS, Worlds At War, is starting a Warmachine Journeyman League this week. This is a basic casual league format to bring in new players and for folk to start new factions. Everyone starts off playing a starter battlebox and then builds on it (with certain restrictions) as the weeks go by. I hardly played Warmachine over the last couple of years, so I'm tentatively entering with a Cygnar force to get my remaining figures painted and play a few games over the next few weeks.

I already have a battlebox painted for Cygnar, but I've a couple of Warjacks from the set picked up from ebay to paint as well. As you can see they need a bit of a repaint.

I've got them bathing in Dettol to remove the paint while I'm at Claymore tomorrow.


  1. wish I could find dettol here :/

  2. Another good solution for paint stripping is Acertone Free Nail Varnish Remover (from somewhere like Superdrugs).

    The good thing about it is that you can combine it with water without creating the "horrible sludge" that can come from mixing Dettol with water.
    With AFNVR you're free to give it a good scrub with a toothbrush under the running water from a tap and then pop it back into the solution if desired.
    This works fantastically for metal, and is also good for plastic but mind you don't leave plastics in to the solution for more than a day or too or you might find the plastic starts to soften. I tried up to several days, a week and even several weeks. I can't remember now what the time limit for plastics was but I am pretty sure a few days was still fine.

    1. Thanks for that. I'll have a peek when I'm next near Superdrug. As you say something that can avoid the sludge would be good. Also it would maybe stop everyone in the house complaining about the smell for the few days afterwards!