While planning the next set of projects, I have worked a bit on some of the older figures in the hobby mountain, my Reptus force from Reaper. I left off, some time ago, with this post of some of the Reptus going for a swim in some Simple Green:
After a few months, and some rebasing, they look like this:
The 3 figures that were soaking have a patina on them that seems to come off with some effort from a knife or file. I do not expect that it will have an effect on the primer coat, however.
I also took some time to alter one of the Reptus figures. I did not realize that I had a duplicate of one fellow, so the unsoaked figure received a slight modification - I removed the armored tail and sword blade from one Reptus and put them on the duplicate. Here are the parts (in a poor pic):
The top pic shows the miniatures before swapping parts, and the bottom pic shows the new figure ready for assembly. I did not use the razor saw to trim the parts, just some nail clippers. The parts were drilled out for a small length of brass wire, using the drill bit shown. These bits are some of the last of my stash from my old printed-circuit manufacturing days, and I find them to be a useful tool for drilling pewter or plastic. The shank is 1/8" and can be rotated without the use of a pin vise.
And, after re-assembly, a side-by-side comparison:
Not a big difference, and one that would have no effect on gaming, but it was nice to get back into the swing of things.