Testors 1/48 Nieuport 17 Help

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Hi all,

A friend of mine has given me a partially assembled Testors Nieuport 17. I am in the process of building it and making it more accurate. One of my problems lies in the paint, as he sprayed it in his barn, on a cold day, with silver housepaint. I need a way to strip the less-than-stellar coat of paint off, without sanding. I don't really want to destroy whatever minimal detail there is by sanding. On a side note, this model is descended directly from a 1950s Hawk mold, and has molded on roundels. I have an aftermarket resin rotary engine, and a leftover cowling and top wing from the Eduard Nieuport to better detail it.

Please give me an answer in regards to the paint. I have tried Pine-Sol, and it hasn't worked.

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There are a number of pinned topics at the top of this forum's Q&A section on removing paint without harming plastic.

Edited by sjordan2

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Posted · Report post

Okay, thanks for the help.

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Posted · Report post

Okay, thanks for the help.

You really need to poke around in the Q&A section for a ton of interesting info and tips.

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"You can give a man a link and he will find what he needs but for the day. You can show a man how to search and you don't have to mess with him."

Heavy, man... almost Biblical in its wisdom...

:D

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Heavy, man... almost Biblical in its wisdom...

:D

yeah...think of what he could do with a fish... or a loaf of bread

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yeah...think of what he could do with a fish... or a loaf of bread

I'm thinking... caterer?

:lol:

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