USAF Fighter Pilot, WWII, 120mm Verlinden figure
Ok, here go those Verkinden figures I did some 30-35 years ago or so.
I don’t have an acrylic protection for them so for all these years they have been collecting dust on shelves, moving from place to place a few times… Glad they are still mainly intact and no major damage suffered.
So from time to time I have already on occasion cleaned them, but as the time goes by they tend to loose part of the initial shiny colors.
One way to try to restore these colors, at least partially, is (at least that’s the method I’ve used so far, until I find a better way; any tips, please don’t hesitate!) carefully cleaning them using some car wax/polish. Obviously it must be as neutral, non abrasive and non aggressive as possible.
The one I used a few times in the past, I don’t have it anymore, and I have no idea what it was. So recently I found another one I have and have used this one this time.
Apparently this one is somehow more aggressive than the one I previously used. You’ll notice that especially with the 1st figure below, some of the paint (mainly on his pants, so I guess it has to do with the fact they are on a clear color, Khaki if not mistaken) is kind of gone. I’ll have to fix it later, by probably repainting the pants, as for Bobs advice (thank you Bob 😉 ) .
Starting with a 120mm USAF Fighter Pilot, WWII: (ref: 487) :