I was right. The red card of frustration was for my Figures in Comfort order. As well as the foam trays, I had also ordered some FiC and Litko tokens:
These will be for marking vehicle fires and "kills" during games.
During my lunchbreak today I sprayed the bases which came yesterday from Warbases. That allowed me to do a little bit of work this evening - I've splatted ink/gloss gel mix to make up another 21 oil slick markers.
I've also carried on with stripping the eight cars I disassembled yesterday. The nail polish remover seemed to be working very slowly on the silver and black cars. Frustrated, I decided to try something different. It worked spectacularly well, but I did wonder if it had been helped along by the initial acetone bath and scrub. So, I decided to conduct a little experiment - another car got disassembled and the metal body was dumped into the new product without having first been exposed to the acetone. Here are the results of a 90 minute soak and a gentle scrub (and rinse):
"What is this wonder product?" I hear you ask. It's this:
It's meant to be used neat, but that's for stripping household paint and varnish. For my purposes I've diluted it to about 50%. It's more of a suspension than a solution. It's much quicker and more effective than the nail polish remover, so I'll be using this from now on.
Of course, this means that I've now got 9 cars to mess around converting tomorrow and painting over the weekend.