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Vallejo model air paint?; what do i need to know
Topic Started: Apr 19 2012, 09:00 AM (305 Views)
Mark M
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Lt Gen Mark 'Hawk Man' M
ok chaps ive just bought a set of model air paints (ww2 allied) and will get the german one after pay day

but ive never airbrushed them so what do i need to know

and

whats the difference between them and the normal Vallejo paints?

my local boyes has the full range of normal ones but only air ones in sets
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shaunb
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The model air are thinner than the normal ones as they are specifically for spraying. But you can 'touch up' small areas by brushing model air. But Im only talking about tiny chips etc etc.

I have used the normal ones in spraying as I just thinned them with water but I only do that if I havnt got the model air I need at the time.

I would get an airbrush cleaning solution if you havnt already got some as it will make it so easy to clean the brush.

Other than that theres no real special things about them.

I would leave them to dry over night as they get harder as the water evaporates so are less likely to scratch off.

They also dry 'touch dry' quite quick.
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Mapo
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Lt. Pete 'Barracuda' Ashcroft
Pretty much everything you need to know Shaun's covered

i was surprised to see my local Modelzone now stocks the full range of Vallejo Model Air paints, good though as they are fantastic paints and very easy to use and clean up

Pete
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shaunb
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top banana
Sadly our MZ in cambridge only seems to stock the normal vallejo and not the model air at the moment. I hope they do start soon as I dont like having to order them or waiting until I go to a show.
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benskipper
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LCDR Ben 'NITRO' Skipper
Just to add my two pennies here, to aid hardening going over the sprayed area with a low speed heat via a hair dryer really does wonders for the model air range (any acyrlics really) as they are slow to harden , especially if applied in a cool environment.
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aviationandy
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Wibble...
shaunb
Apr 20 2012, 06:22 AM
Sadly our MZ in cambridge only seems to stock the normal vallejo and not the model air at the moment. I hope they do start soon as I dont like having to order them or waiting until I go to a show.

Boyes in Lincoln have the full range. If you need any particular colours, I can purchase said paints & post them to you, as I will post paints on their own... :whistle :D
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shaunb
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top banana
Cheers dude,

I will keep that in mind :cool
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madmonk
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Lt Warren "Satan" Monks
The Boyes in Newark also carry the ModelAir range both in sets and individually. They also stock Vallejo airbrush cleaner which is good stuff too.
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shaunb
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top banana
That is good stuff

Its also good for reviving paint brushes that have been used for acrylics.
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Mark M
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Lt Gen Mark 'Hawk Man' M
cool newarks not that far
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DevilFish
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
aviationandy
Apr 20 2012, 05:53 PM
Boyes in Lincoln have the full range. If you need any particular colours, I can purchase said paints & post them to you, as I will post paints on their own... :whistle :D

Unfortunately Andy, they don't carry the full range of ModelAir, but a decent selection. I have noticed several omissions. Always the ones I want!!

Their rack is a mix of Air and normal paints, so care has to be taken when you pick one up that it is what you are after. That said, they do do a few sets of paints in both ranges including WW2 german and WW2 allied.

Of course you have to figure out if they mean WW2 aircraft or armour.....
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aviationandy
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Wibble...
I never noticed to be honest DF... :whistle :dead

Thanks for pointing that out, I will look more closely next time... :)
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DevilFish
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LCDR Paul "Voodoo" Carter
Sky was the most recent omission that comes to mind, but they do have it in their standard range, so I got that and will thin it myself.
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