Drop pod restoration pt.2

Wow. I’ve had the parts for this drop pod soaking in the Simple Green for a couple of days and spent the afternoon scrubbing off the top layer of this cruddy house paint that someone used to paint this thing and it’s still not clean. Modelers, here’s a tip: DO NOT USE HOUSE PAINT. Actually, I don’t know if it’s really house paint but it’s so damned thick and so damned tough (it’s almost like plaster or wall spackle) that I was only able to get the top layers of the stuff off and threw everything back into the Simple Green for some more soaking. The worst part is, the paint has completely covered and obscured some of the fine detail and the only way I’ll be able to get it out of there is going to be carefully scraping and picking it out.

It was missing the seat harnesses so I got some off eBay for .99 cents. So the only thing I’m really investing in this is time. Cleaning it up is definitely going to take longer than painting it.

The question that keeps going through my mind while I scrub, scrape and sand away at this thing is, why would you pay $33 (or whatever you paid) for a new model, and then utterly ruin it by covering it in thick, plaster-like paint?

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