Most of Project Big K’s models are second hand. Beat up, bent, broken and missing pieces.
I am pretty good at pin & putty repairs. Broken arms, legs and such are not a really a problem. It is just a little bit of time.
Some of the jack I have had big globs of plastic glue, layers of enamel primer and paint.
I spent the day (while running a tournament) cleaning pieces. Simple Green does well, but deep corners and such are just caked with paint. So I scraped and picked what I could and a bunch of parts are back in the strip jar tonight.
I can only hope that get the paint that is left a lot looser that the first time.
Now I wonder if new isn’t easier than the cheap second hand ones. If I had now ones they would be primed by now…