It has been a while since I started this little experiment. But before seeing the results, here is a pic of the test subject before taking the plunge:
The little fellow on the right is the star of the stage. I do not remember the name of the miniature; it is from a range of D&D miniatures from WoTC a decade or so ago. I intend to use it for a slightly different genre - as seen here.
So, what happens after a two-and-a-half month soak in Dettol?
99% of the paint and primer came right off under a stream of hot water and some gentle scrubbing. I think that if I had a stiffer brush most of the rest would have come off as well. The miniature had a mixed bag of coatings on it - enamel primer and acrylic paints. This is quite good enough to start over! NOTE: Do remember to wear some gloves and eye protection when handling/scrubbing miniatures fresh out of a stripping solution - the left-over paint was quite messy when I first removed the miniature from the vat...