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Old figure made new again

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by ghamilt1, May 24, 2020.

  1. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Q: What to do when you just HAVE to paint a figure but lack sufficient funds to go on that on-line shopping spree, or lack the required patience to wait for the postal service to deliver those long awaited packages?
    A: Get out the industrial strength degreaser/cleaner and give an old figure an overnight bath. In the morning, after a little scrub with an old toothbrush, voila! You have a brand new figure ready for re-interpretation.
    This is a Pegaso 75mm Marcomanni Warrior that I originally did in about 2003. Stripped of its old paint job re-painted and re-based, it now holds a more honoured position in the display case. It worked out so well that I did the same thing to another of my old Pegaso 75mm kits, but this time I took some "before" photos to post along with the new and improved version when I'm done.

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  2. kevininpdx Active Member

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    United-States
    Great job. Removing the figure from the base without destroying it would be the biggest challenge to redoing old figures. How did you do it?
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  3. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Hi Glenn. I've been thinking of redoing a few of my old classic Poste Militaire figures and will probably do my Batu Khan and see how it goes.
    This Marcommanic warrior really stands the test of time and you've done it justice. I've had it half finished for an eternity. Perhaps it's time to spend a couple of sessions getting it done.
    Stay safe
    Cheers
    Derek
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  4. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    The secret is to have done a terrible job fixing it to the original base at the start. After 15 years, it just pops off! I didn't start pining my figures to the base until a few years later.
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  5. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Derek. I found the whole exercise to be pretty satisfying, giving this a new look and taking advantage of the some of the lessons I've learned over the years. Helps to keep the brushes wet if nothing else. Hope you and all of my Scottish friends are keeping yourselves safe and healthy.
  6. Kevin D. Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Great Repaint!!! That looks really cool! A nice paint up all the way round!

    Kevin
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  7. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Excellent painting Glenn. Some I am working on at the moment have been through the dettol bath a couple of times. :sneaky: Getting better - slowly.

    Stay safe over there.

    Regards
    Chris
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  8. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I love this. Often these figures that you give a new lease of life to end up being the most satisfying of projects.

    Nice job as well!
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  9. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Wonderful paintwork

    Mobo
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Glenn

    Great recycling there and the resuit looks excellent as well , nice metallics and I like the shield , groundwork has come out well

    Always good to see your artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  11. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    I think it shows that it is not all about new figures many of the older figures stand the test of time-really nicely done Glenn.

    Keith
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  12. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Speaking of which, I've got a Series 77 Franz Doring in my archive. Maybe it deserves a re-visit after 40 years.
  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely piece Glenn.(y)
  14. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Same here Richard I keep looking at mine....but the grey army keeps growing:rolleyes:

    Keith
  15. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    My wife seems to be quite happy in her role as an agent of restraint, so I have few worries about the GA getting too big.

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