Tuesday, October 20, 2009

R.I.P. Frosty The Snow Marine 8/09 – 10/09

This post is dedicated in loving memory of Frosty the Snow Marine.  May the emperor bless.  “We had some good times ‘ol buddy, I’ll miss ya.”

frosty the snow marine

Frosty met his demise in the green abyss a.k.a.  Simple Green.

the green abyss

frosty takes the plung

I have to say that this stuff has done it again.  Another successful Simple Green story to add to the pile.  I left my frosted tactical squad soak for a little more than 24 hours, pulled them out and got busy scrubbing them with an old tooth brush.  About 98% of the paint came off.  Good enough for most I’d assume, but I’m a perfectionist so back into the green abyss they went for another 24 hours.  After the second dip and scrubbing I was much happier with the results.  You can see below that the primer was left almost wholly unscathed, the plastic completely unharmed and the paint 99.9% gone.

ready for paint again

The squad is ready for paint once more, but this time will not be subject to the horrors of GW’s Purity Seal.  Instead I have two cans of Testors Dullcote on standby.

Aside from this I haven’t been able to accomplish much.  I’ve been in Florida this past week on business.  I have however managed to get my Hive Tyrant and my super exclusive closed claw Lictor assembled.  I want another Hive Tyrant, but I will most definitely be waiting for the new plastic kit.  Why?  Three reasons: 1. It’s plastic. 2. Wings.  3. It’s plastic… The metal kit is a slutty whore and pushed my patients to the limit.

hive tyrant and lictor

Until next post, thanks for stopping.  Cheers!


  1. Good by frosty! If only we could harness that snow effect for good instead of evil. I am looking forward to seeing you tyrannid color scheme.

  2. I've always wondered what Simple Green would do to varnish - now I know!

  3. Just a point about the testors dullcote I've just been using. It does a great job of giving a matt finish, but I was able to chip some off the model with a little scratch, broke off some of the decal too. I need to do some further tests on a mini I don't care about, but I'd still test out your results on a similar uncared for mini.

  4. Seal with a few coats of gloss to protect, then follow up with Dullcote to kill the shine.

  5. Pushed my patients to the limit .... been playing with the meds again Dr. Oni?

    Bye bye frosty, we'll always remember you ...

    Who are we on about again?

  6. @ Tristan - Thanks for the heads up.

    @ suneokun - Thanks for pointing that out. ;)

    @ Drathmere - I'm eager to see it too. I have an idea of what I want, but I'm not sure how well it will work out.

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

  7. Apparently Alessio said at Gamesday Italy that there's no new plastic Tyrant coming :( Maybe it will be part of a second wave of models. But yeah, that model is a pain.

  8. I really have to try out this simple green method it really looks cool and working :-)

    On another subject, i saw that you invested in the "Realm of Battle" board from GW some time ago, i used your paint scheme to do my own.

    Did you see that GW just put up the "Citadel Realm of Battle Gameboard Extension" for advance order?


    Like the board itself these are quite pricey but again it will add some options that at least my and my friends were sometimes missing in tetrms of board options.

  9. @ Lost Commander - OOoo... No I haven't seen that. Thanks for the heads up. :)


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