Tuesday, November 13, 2007

1/144 Wings of War - WW1 Series 2 - PREVIEW !!!!!

1/144 Wings of War - WW1 Series 2 - PREVIEW !!!!!
""The game and book illustrator Valeria De Caterini kindly took a fewWoW pictures at Lucca Games.""

Among them, the glass case with the prototypes of the 2nd Series miniatures

Source: http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/wow_nexus/

I think these are shaping up well!!
I think the Fokkers are particually nice looking!


bigreg said...

As a result of a previous posting I got the Camel and Spad - very nice models. I will certainly get the Snipe and DH4.
Does anyone have experience in stripping the paint from these models?

bluedonkey99 said...

in the past i have used IPA

Isopropyl alcohol (also isopropanol, iso, rubbing alcohol, or the abbreviation IPA)

it has worked on a number of FTOYS and TAKARA series - but not all!

some of the paint formulas change overtime, so it does depend from one series to the next.

i havent tried the WOW minis as yet

smeg1959 said...

Isopropyl alcohol is often used as the solvent to thin acrylic paints prior to airbrushing. As its other main use is as a glass cleaner, you can find it in hardware stores and some supermarkets. ISA has negligible impact on the plastics used in model manufacture (e.g. polystyrene, resin products, etc.).

A commercial alternative is Testor's Polly S ELO (Easy Lift-Off), which contains a mixture of alcohols and ethers. I used it to successfully strip the paint off an F-Toy's Mossie. It takes a few applications but the time spent is worth it.

Now the cautionary bit. Unless you like the "molten" look, avoid the following: turpentine, petroleum spirits, acetone and ethyl acetate. I've seen methylene chloride (dichloromethane) suggested, but my advice would be "don't", as chlorinated solvents do a great job dissolving many plastics. And breathing in compounds like methylene chloride will definitely not help your health!