So I want to start a thread about things I’ve learned and Tips/Tricks that might be helpful for new modelers. Most of this is stuff I’ve picked up from around the internet other model builders, and mini painters.
My First Q-Tip is going to be centered on removing paint. (Just so happens to be what I’m doing atm)
Purple Power, and Simple Green will remove almost any acrylic paint and Future (Pledge) top coat.
I’ve tested this on Tamiya, Vallejo, Secret Weapon Miniatures, and Turbo Dork brands without any part damage.
I found that Oxi-clean + Hot Water will remove Tamiya acrylic paint very well, again with no part damage.
Along with this I recommend getting dollar store tooth brushes, they help scrub off paint without being too harsh.
IF the paint doesn’t come off very easily after soaking in one of these, I found that you can use Magic Erasers to help remove any lingering paint. It’s best to cut them down into smaller pieces to get the most bang for buck out of these, because they don’t last long.
I hope you guys find these helpful and I’ll keep trying to update this thread.