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  1. Hey all. Bit of a dilemma. A while back I got the JGSDF LAV kit from Tamiya, which prompts you to paint the windows in clear blue. For some reason the Tamiya clear blue, when sprayed, would come out opaque on the clear parts, so after rubbing it off immediately I brush painted it, but I've never been happy with how blue it is, looking less like a tinting. It's been some time since I painted them (still haven't fully assembled the kit), but I'm wondering if there's anything I could do to remove the paint without sacrificing the clarity of the part, and if anyone knows why the clear blue went on opaque when sprayed (but not when brushed). I have access to Tamiya acrylic thinner and Ultimate Airbrush Thinner, if they could be used for removal. Thanks in advance. Gaz
  2. james424

    Removing Alclad

    Hi all, So, I've ventured in to the world of Alclad... And royally cocked it up! I don't want to sand everything back as I'll lose all the panel lines and rivet details, but don't know how to strip the Alclad away. Anyone got any sneaky tips and tricks??? Cheers, James.
  3. Hello . In the midst of waiting for some thinners to arrive to continue my Y-Wing build, my thoughts wandered to an unfinished 1/35 Dragon M1A2 SEP I'd put in the garage. I still have all the parts for it (though it would probably take me a while to discover exactly what I put together and haven't) and I figured this might be a good opportunity to use some of my greater knowledge to fix it up and finish it. Part of that process is to repaint it with sprays, masking it off for the camo scheme. Currently, the main parts are done in tri-colour NATO, which I hand-painted from the jars. I'd like to redo it in the same scheme with spray cans at some point, but I'd also like to try and restart the painting completely by resetting to the bare plastic. The current paint layer is pretty thin so spraying over probably won't make much difference to detailing, but all the same...does anyone know of a plastic-friendly, easily obtainable means of stripping the paint? I've seen some suggesting IPA, but others say its difficult to obtain. Would these methods also fog up clear parts or affect the glue (that's partly degraded in some places, which was a bit of a happy flaw in the end )? Cheers in advance
  4. sean

    Halford's paint

    After messing up the paintjob on a Skyhawk, I had used Mr. Muscle oven cleaner to remove the paint (Humbrol) on the topside of the kit. The underside had been sprayed with Halfords white, both primer and appliance white. Trouble is, it was my first time using spray cans, and it wasn't exactly good. So the question is, is there anything handy for removing the Halford's? (As an aside, I painted a Seahawk using spray cans , and that came out lovely), TIA, Sean
  5. Can anyone tell me if there is anything I can use to remove Tamiya and/or Games workshop acrylic paints from models once it has cured? I have use Tesco Kitchen Cleaner (with bleach) to successfully remove Humbrol enamels with positive results and wondered if there is an equivalent product or substance which will work on acrylics? Thanks
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