So you messed up the paint job on an expensive miniature. Now you have to remove the paint without ruining the figure by turning the paint into an impossibly gooey mess. In the Two Hour Wargames group, Ken Hafner writes:
We have had good results with Castrol Super Clean, Tough Cleaner
Degreaser. It is found mostly in automotive sections of stores, and is in a deep purple bottle. I have used it on both metal and hard plastic
figures on plastic bases, with excellent results. It doesn’t harm the
plastic at all. I prime with spray paints, paint with acrylics, and over
coat with various dullcoats, including Testors and Krylon. It removes
them all with the aid of a toothbrush.
One caveat: be sure to use plastic gloves when you are scrubbing. It
is an EXCELLENT degreaser and will remove all natural oils from your
hands, and cause the skin to crack. We use it full strength.