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Chris Seeley

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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2013, 03:39:39 AM »
What's wrong with good old fashion paint stripper from the local DIY shop i have always used the B&Q own make even on resin no problems.
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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2013, 11:17:15 PM »
The problem is that my local chemist can only supply small quantities, as it seems that ordering large quantities puts me under suspicion of terrorist activities.

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At work, we consume 4 liter bottles of acetone weekly for parts cleaning.  But now that you mention it, there seem to be not so many places in the US where you can buy it for other than industrial use.  Browsing chemical distributor's websites, looks like it would be expensive to buy a container for personal use even if they'd sell it to you with no questions asked.

Nail polish remover might be a reasonable alternative.

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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2013, 04:40:05 PM »
The problem is that my local chemist can only supply small quantities, as it seems that ordering large quantities puts me under suspicion of terrorist activities.

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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2013, 11:13:24 PM »
Good suggestion, Ed.  Acetone makes a lot of sense, I'll try it next time.

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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2013, 01:18:26 PM »
I usually find Acetone does the trick.

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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2013, 07:49:21 PM »
In the US there is an oven cleaner called Easy Off which also works pretty well on metal, resin flats as well as plastic models.  It is pretty easy to use and does a nice job of paint removal.  I am guessing there is an equivalent there as well.


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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2013, 06:59:48 PM »
Do you know if I'll be able to remove the paint?

Depends upon the figures, Paulo.  In my experience, the paint cleans off the old Heinrichsen figures readily enough.  But I doubt that dish soap will get it done under all circumstances.

I use Jasco gel paint stripper, no idea what the equivalent in Portuguese hardware stores might be.  Stay away from the very aggressive stuff though.  I thought to do that for time savings once and ruined an antique slush cast battleship.

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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013, 02:08:45 PM »
I think so.
Dishwasher Tabs for cleaning of old paint empfelen I can.
Figures in a glass of water to taps and add. And soak a few sins.
then clean with a tooth brush from old paint.
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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2013, 01:49:15 PM »
Thanks Wolfgang.

Do you know if I'll be able to remove the paint?

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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2013, 11:37:48 AM »
Goldberg had an agreement with Terana to sell his figures
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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2013, 10:44:03 AM »
Thanks, Eric.  I was able to locate the old Golberg catalog sheets.  There were a number of things, cavalry as well as infantry.  Good looking designs by Rousselot if rather static in most cases.  Here's an example:

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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2013, 03:10:10 AM »
Sorry but I do not have a catalogue and never paint any figure from these sets
I remember the design was good (Rousselot), but the engraving (mainly Pepin) not always
I will ask Christian Terana if he could make a copy for me so that I can post it in the forum
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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2013, 05:38:13 PM »
Eric, did you intend to attach an image of Boverat-Bretegnier ?  I'd like to see it, especially if you did the painting.

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Re: Where can I find first half 18th cent figures?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2013, 04:57:07 AM »
I think that Boverat and Bretegnier figures can be obtain from Christian Terana, 31 bd Kellermann 75013 PARIS, (33) [/size]
01 45 80 57 84
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