Repainting Old Miniatures Aug28


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Repainting Old Miniatures

Recently (two days ago in fact) a mate of mine decided he wanted to collect a new army in 40k. After a little bit of deliberation he decided to collect Eldar. He’s been a big fan of Eldar ever since he first got into the hobby in 1999 and still owned his army from 3rd edition. At the time he was about 12 or 13 years old and his army was originally painted as Biel Tan and then repainted so the paint job was quite thick.

We all know how expensive this hobby is though and I told him I will strip the models for him using Biostrip 20 Paint Stripper, a paint stripping solution that I cannot recommend highly enough. Whilst he was busy gluing together a few new sets he bought (including putting led lights in his wave serpent which looks awesome and I’ll share it when it’s painted!) I was busy getting to work stripping his models. Biostrip works fast. Most of the models were only in the solution for 15-20 minutes, then with an old toothbrush I scrubbed the paint off the models under a running tap.

This evening I painted up a jetbike for him. Most of the army will be repainted by himself but I’ll try and twist his arm to do a few if I can. I’m really happy with how it’s come out considering this model was first painted 14 years ago!

Eldar Jetbike

The original jetbike

Repainted and repaired jetbike

Repainted and repaired jetbike

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