Last night I plucked up the courage to empty out my stripping jars and scrub clean everything. Its been months since I did this, so I had no idea what lurked within. After many hours I finally ended up with 160 shiny miniatures and a few surprises. It was like christmas!
First up, Jiff. Yes, Jiff cream cleaner.
You know that black, sticky gunge that sticks to all your tools whilst your cleaning minis and forms a film over everything? Jiff. Instantly lifts the gunge and removes the dettol smell. Secondly, since its alkaline, it works on the figures too- neutralising any acids and halting lead rot. Its helps remove the stickiness and last scraps of paint. It also renders your kitchen sink use-able again! You heard it here first peeps. Give them a good rinse in clean water afterwards to remove any lingering chemicals before priming though!
Emerging from the primordial soup was a complete adventurer starter set to compliment my monster starter set, a bunch of new recruits for C100 space marine Kill Team, Jes Goodwins Manticore, Griffon and Ogres, a fist full of Kev Adams Goblins, Ral Partha Cyclops and enough preslotta adventurers to fill a D&D manual. My first talisman toad (armoured) and three copies of the same orc creature from the white dwarf personality boxed set. Doh. Off to ebay for you sonnies.
One big surprise. A really ugly figure covered in enamel from a job lot cleaned up to reveal itself to be a gem. A Citadel Fantasy Specials peg legged dungeon torturess! Boo-yaaaa!
Its still hideous.
So my fingers are worn to stumps from copper brushing, but I can rest now that one more thing that's been hovering on my to do list is done! Of course, the problem with this is that its just created 150 new to paint items and 10 to ebay off items. Sigh. This hobby just takes and takes.
Next entry (as soon as I get my camera back) I will be showing off some polished turds as I turn my brush in the goodly direction of a few great fantasy special clerics, female clerics and knights of law! Plus, them Red orcs are back... and this time they have brought mates.... and Vordak from lone Wolf pops up in a conversion.