Monday, September 12, 2011

more VALLEJO paints and pigments!


Vallejo paints and pigments photo

As most of you know, I am in love with these Vallejo stuffs these days. In fact I have painted this, this and this with Vallejos. I basically hand painted the 1/30 Terran Marine in my Starcraft diorama with Vallejo paints and washes. I used some Vallejo washes, clear varnish and some dry brushing with my Leader class Starscream repaint.

But what made me buy more of these paints is when I painted my 8 inch DIY QEE.



I used my Vallejo grey primer for the first time and it worked like a charm for that vinyl figure. I weathered the figure with Vallejo paints and pigments as well.

However using the Vallejo MODEL COLOR for airbrushing is not really advisable ( even if you thin it with water 1:1 ratio ). It dries too fast and clogs your air guns. You need to buy a Vallejo retarder to use it for your guns. Although I managed to airbrush the diy QEE with thinned model color.

Vallejo paints and pigments photo

So I bought some Vallejo MODEL AIR today. The model air was made for airbrushes unlike the model color which has thicker consistency and is made for hand painting plastic model kits. Much like the other Vallejo stuffs , this paints should work like a charm. Besides, I've tried the primer, the varnishes, the pigments and the model color... the air master should prove to be as good.

Yes I am proud to say I am a convert, I no longer buy Tamiya paints and I only use Vallejo stuffs... for now. hehehe. Just got to love these paints.

Vallejo paints and pigments photo

Vallejo paints and pigments photo

I now have 8 Vallejo pigments in my pigment collection. The 2 new pigments are the nearest colors to most rusts. These pigments should help me improve my weathering further.

Vallejo paints and pigments photo

Thanks for dropping by! Til' next post guys! :)




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