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"Old Made New"

 

This is for those of you who need inspiration (as usual) to pull some of those ancient pieces from your collection and give them a new life.

 

Post the following:

  • A Before Shot of the mini.  Whatever it had for a paint job before it went for a dip.
  • (Optional) Post a mid-point shot.  Right after coming out or perhaps another day in solitary.  Or a mid cleaning process shot.  Paint specs everywhere.
  • An After Shot of the mini.  The clean and ready for paint shot.

I'll start this off. 

 

This is my original Tom Meier Blue Dragon (DG3).  I bought this mini at a hobby shop here in Seneca Falls, NY after riding my bicycle from Waterloo to Seneca Falls (3.8 miles) when I was 12 to buy my first miniature.  It was in a blister pack and came with DragonScale Wax that you could rub into it to make it blue.  Which I originally did.  Sorry no photo of that.

 

Here is a photo of the original packaging I found online:

 

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The stamp on the bottom of the mini says Meier on it so I know it's not the re-release under Ral Partha and now Iron Wind Metals.

 

On to the BEFORE shot:

 

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Now that's been sitting on a shelf somewhere wherever I've lived since it's last "repaint" somewhere back in the early 90s.

 

The base was a piece of wood my grandfather gave me to use, that I sanded down and glued him to.  I think I used plastic cement glue.

 

Oh, and that's Testors paints.  Which was pretty much all that was available around here back in the day.  I did acquire a few Polly S paints but not that cyan blue or bright yellow.

 

Now here's an IN BETWEEN shot ... freshly pulled from the Simple Green after two days:

 

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Pretty gruesome.  I don't know how well Testors enamel paints come off in Simple Green but it did have the DragonScale Wax previously and might account for his ... uh ... "condition."

 

Finally, the cleaned up AFTER shot:

 

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So there you have it.  The journey of a dragon from my youth through to today.  Stay tuned for his WIP and Enjoy.

 

GET MOTIVATED!

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Anything I get from ebay that has paint on it goes through this process....

 

Let's see one!  Inspire others to clean an old mini for a new paint job.

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I don't think I have any old figures that need to get stripped; that's the first thing I do whenever I get them (followed by putting them away and forgetting about them for a while). I'll remember this thread for the next one(s) though.

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Anything I get from ebay that has paint on it goes through this process....

I don't think I have any old figures that need to get stripped; that's the first thing I do whenever I get them (followed by putting them away and forgetting about them for a while). I'll remember this thread for the next one(s) though.

 

So, neither of you have something on your shelves at the moment that you painted some time ago and today when you look at it you think, "I can do that much better now."?

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Anything I get from ebay that has paint on it goes through this process....

I don't think I have any old figures that need to get stripped; that's the first thing I do whenever I get them (followed by putting them away and forgetting about them for a while). I'll remember this thread for the next one(s) though.

 

So, neither of you have something on your shelves at the moment that you painted some time ago and today when you look at it you think, "I can do that much better now."?

 

OH i have lots and lots of those!

 

But the pile of OOOOOOOHHHHH NEW AND SHINY is kinda taking priority right now.....

 

if I was going to do that, It would likely be the Chainmail Black Dragon.....

 

But, I have

  1. Nathavarr
  2. Knarthex
  3. Deathsleet
  4. Gauth
  5. Cinder
  6. DDS 1
  7. Ral Partha T'Char
  8. 3(?) Grenadier Dragons 

on my shelf awaiting paint.....

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if I was going to do that, It would likely be the Chainmail Black Dragon.....

I have that one. Still in his box waiting for me to consider assembling him. I did use his noggin to make a mold to make a severed dragon head.

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***So, the pitiful remains of 2 Battlemechs had been returned to Corean Enterprises for rehab and repair...***

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(Just coming out of the paint stripper)

 

***After all the battle damage had been strpped away, the Grasshopper, and Wasp,***

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(After being scrubbed with a toothbrush, and simple greened and scrubbed again)

 

***Were taken into the facility for repairs of their internal systems, and new coats of armor....***

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(After being gone over with a soft wire brush in my Dremel tool on the lowest speed setting)

 

***They are now ready to be shipped out to the frontline unit, that will repaint them in their own color schemes....***

 

That kinda what you were looking for?

 

(They are not liable to see paint for a while though, as there is much other things to do....)

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That kinda what you were looking for?

 

(They are not liable to see paint for a while though, as there is much other things to do....)

 

Yup.  Those are great old minis actually.  I have several Wasp mechs.  Including one that needs a repaint but I refuse as he's got "personality" the way he is.

 

Here's second dragon I dunked and will be cleaning later tonight while working.

 

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This is Ral Partha's White Dragon [11-482] which was sold separately and in the box set called "Monsters".

 

Amusingly there was no indication of who sculpted the miniature on the 'Net that I could find.  Eventually I found a reference to the Monsters box set being mostly done by Tom Meier and Sandra Garrity.  So I sent Ms. Garrity a message on Facebook and found out she was the creator of said dragon.

 

I will take a picture tonight of it cleaned off.

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I have acquired some old Citadel Chaos Hounds that are terribly painted, and I have some stuff from a Box of Goodwill that was painted which I will strip when it's their time.

But I haven't started on any of them yet.

 

Maybe because of this thread the Chaos Hounds might get some treatment soon.

 

I have Aceton, is that allright for Metal Minis?

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I have acquired some old Citadel Chaos Hounds that are terribly painted, and I have some stuff from a Box of Goodwill that was painted which I will strip when it's their time.

But I haven't started on any of them yet.

 

Maybe because of this thread the Chaos Hounds might get some treatment soon.

 

I have Aceton, is that allright for Metal Minis?

 

Cool.

 

Should be, but be careful as it is very flameable....

 

What he said!

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Okay, here's the White Dragon after cleaning.

 

It had some really hard to remove spots.

 

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I also cleaned off my old Reaper Wraith with Two-Handed Sword.

 

Before ... I didn't mind this a couple of years ago but I decided to do it over.

 

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After ... all nice and clean.  I doubt the color scheme will alter much when I do repaint it.

 

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I would say, I painted this guy 4-6 years ago unlike the dragons which I did a long time ago.

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