I picked up a bottle of paint stripper from B&Q and was astonished to find it was in a plastic bottle, not a tin.

So I tried it on three second hand Dark Eldar models caked with paint that I picked up on eBay for a song. I put the models in an old mug, poured the stripper on and left to soak for 48 hours. I gave the models a scrub in water and washing up liquid and voila!

The fluid stripped the paint fine, no problem at all. OK, anything else would have been something of a surprise but  the key thing is what it didn't do. Have a look at the bases. They were on the models the entire time. The fluid stripped the paint but hasn't touched the plastic!!!

I think I have found a way of stripping plastic models.