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Anybody tried creating the empire bunnies into Christmas Bunnies? I would think it would be neat looking, I personally do not have that creative side to me.

MAAAAAA, I'm thinking you could or Tomm you could!

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Anybody tried creating the empire bunnies into Christmas Bunnies? I would think it would be neat looking, I personally do not have that creative side to me.

MAAAAAA, I'm thinking you could or Tomm you could!

Thanks for the vote of confidence Buddy... but my mind doesn't go from any other holiday to Christmas... everything winds up Halloween to me!! So now I have to think how I'm turning Easter Bunnies into Trick or Treating Bunnies or Zombie Bunnies?!?!? LOL :D

But I'm clearly thinking who would be the Master painter to tackle this cross over! ;)

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Buddy I know somebunny could! I just got done redoing an extra set of mine, and I will say never again! Empire paint is the hardest paint in the world to get off! Took about 7 hours of serious scrubbing and lots of stripper just on Mr. Bunny, mine however got new Easter outfits.

Tom

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I'm doing them..I got them from Jen last summer and didn't finish them in time for the 2009 display. But they will be finished by the Chicagoland mini and be ready for 2010.

Stripping Empire's paint is a nightmare..I never enjoy it, but Mrs. Bunny is 90%finished and is looking really nice. Mr. is next, should finish him soon too.

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I'm doing them..I got them from Jen last summer and didn't finish them in time for the 2009 display. But they will be finished by the Chicagoland mini and be ready for 2010.

Stripping Empire's paint is a nightmare..I never enjoy it, but Mrs. Bunny is 90%finished and is looking really nice. Mr. is next, should finish him soon too.

Carrie when you told me how hard they were strip I believed you, but I didn't, if that makes any sense? Never dreamed how hard it could be! The yellow was the worst! I think I ended up scrubbing more off. My arms hurt for days! I can't wait to see yours! I know there is a lot of potential on them after really looking at them.

Tom

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Carrie when you told me how hard they were strip I believed you, but I didn't, if that makes any sense? Never dreamed how hard it could be! The yellow was the worst! I think I ended up scrubbing more off. My arms hurt for days! I can't wait to see yours! I know there is a lot of potential on them after really looking at them.

Tom, I told you, but I knew you were having some trouble believing it. I know they were both a total pita to strip. I hate working on Empire molds..the paint is just too good! The original paint on my pair was almost pristine, no fade, looked virtually new. I hated doing it, but it was necessary. I went through 3 different strips on each one and Mr. still has a little more to be done. I used up two toothbrushes on Mrs. But getting the green off was the hard part, the yellow wasn't a problem for me at all.

When they are finished, I think they will be the best molds I have ever done. These are being done completely with an airbrush, no KFP, so I can get in lots of detail. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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I know Carrie, I went through many scrub brushes, tooth brushes, brillo pads erasers. And lots of colorful language! Mine had perfect paint too, but having two other sets I didn't feel too bad. Luckily I left the green grass so that was one thing I didn't have to do, all that stripper falling on it and never touched it. Empire molds were painted to last. Of course the GF set I also did, that paint fell right off.

Tom

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I know Carrie, I went through many scrub brushes, tooth brushes, brillo pads erasers. And lots of colorful language! Mine had perfect paint too, but having two other sets I didn't feel too bad. Luckily I left the green grass so that was one thing I didn't have to do, all that stripper falling on it and never touched it. Empire molds were painted to last. Of course the GF set I also did, that paint fell right off.

Tom

Its really pretty funny when you think about it. When I look at the supplies I used for stripping those two bunnies, heck I could have bought a bunch of molds for the price. I bought a pack of tooth brushes just for this project, two are toast, one is about half gone, so far 7 magic erasers, and over 2 gallons of stripper (I don't use brillo). Getting that green off was a total *[email protected]#!..you're really lucky you were able to keep yours green. Factor in the cost of paint and clear coat (not to mention the base price on the molds..thanks to Jen she gave me a good deal), these two Bunnies are the most expensive project I've ever done.

But, the final result will be like Mastercard..priceless! :giggle:

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Carrie I thought the exact same thing! I have a fortune tied up in them. I did luck out on mine at the flea market I think I pair ten bucks for the set. But still it's all the other supplies. I normally don't use the Brillo pads but I was getting desperate! Then I wonder why did I put myself through it. Had I had to remove the green I think they would have never gotten done! But again the fact that I have a set of one of a kind molds is priceless. I guess? LOL

Tom

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Carrie I thought the exact same thing! I have a fortune tied up in them. I did luck out on mine at the flea market I think I pair ten bucks for the set. But still it's all the other supplies. I normally don't use the Brillo pads but I was getting desperate! Then I wonder why did I put myself through it. Had I had to remove the green I think they would have never gotten done! But again the fact that I have a set of one of a kind molds is priceless. I guess? LOL

Tom

Tom, for sure! When I started this project last summer, I knew it was going to be a nightmare (the stripping..not the painting, that's the easy part). But that green made me completely crazy! It was the worst..makes Poloron paint look like Drainage! I was out there cursing like a sailor..had to come in and use a thesaurus to look up more swears! LOL

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Carrie, after talking to Tom about that last weekend it got me thinking that the bunnies really would look nice for christmas! i can't wait to see your repaints. i've been thinking about doing them or something close i thought they might look nice with my christmas bears!:)

Justin

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