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  1. Paint storage rack

    I’ve built this over the last couple of days. It has storage for 150 Vallejo paints as well as some other odds and ends. The shelves are angled back so help the paints remain in place. I’m thinking of making a few of them to sell, so have a look and give me your feedback. And this is what it looks like with my paints in place. Manynthanks for looking. Mark
  2. What is this?

    Hi guys A year or so ago I asked my local hobby shop owner if he can recommend a "better" decal softener than the average solution you can find - something more like the old Polly Scale decal softener (not available for years now but was extremely potent stuff, somebody on an American model forum jokingly said that it would probably destroy vinyl flooring if you spilled it on the floor). Anyway, the owner proudly told me about the new Vallejo line he now carries and then sold me a bottle of Vallejo 73.212 "Decal Medium" (smaller print underneath says "Decal softener"). Whatever this stuff is, it ain't "Decal Softener" - tried to use it as such and I ended up with a gooey film on top of the decal. I am going through my stash this morning and found this bottle again - was on the verge of chucking it in the bin but then thought of trying to find out what the stuff actually is. So I found this description on the web somewhere: "It improves the adherence of the decal and prevents the formation of air bubbles. It also acts as a cleaner and helps prepare the surface of the model before applying the decal." So obviously you have to apply it to the surface of the model BEFORE the decal. Has anyone ever used this stuff, and would you say that it made your life easier?
  3. jas 39 c gripen tiger meet (Cz)

    Hello guys I am Building jas 39 c gripen in 1/72 scale from revell. Time is for painting but i am in trouble. I used vallejo medium sea grey and vallejo light grey. Vallejo medium sea grey was ment to be for upper surface color and light grey for bottom. In FS it is 36270 (medium sea grey) and FS 36375 (light grey). I done like 3 or 4 thin layers with a brush both surfaces but i can bearly see and difference at paint . I will post some pictures but when i am looking on Google photos it is huge contrast betwen upper and bottom surface. So please can anyone tell me if there are any troubles with that light grey ? Anyone has any expirience with vallejo acyrlics and pigment problems ? Thank you ! IMG_20171211_182114 by Karlo Miletić, on Flickr IMG_20171211_182459 by Karlo Miletić, on Flickr
  4. Airbrush Flow Improver Vallejo Model Air 32ml If you have ever suffered from paint drying on the tip of your needle when airbrushing - particuarly when temperatures are higher than the usual cool winters we suffer here in Blighty, you may well be interested in this clear liquid that Vallejo sell as a complement to their paint system. Adding a few drops of the paint before mixing will slow-down the drying of the paint in such a way as to make it less likely that it will dry on the tip, or on the way to the model, so you can use it to reduce stoppages, and the likelihood of you achieving an unattractive orange-peel finish to your acrylic paint jobs. There is enough in the dropper-capped bottle to last most modellers a lifetime, so it works out quite an investment over time. Conclusion Although you can't guarantee your paint will never dry on the tip of your airbrush again, you can be sure that it will become less of a nuisance, which is often the bane of the airbrush novice, who tends to spend more time finding their "bite" when commencing paint flow than a seasoned professional. It's a very useful tool in your arsenal, no matter where you fall between those statuses. Review sample supplied by
  5. Good morning folks, Today's problem for the wise patrons of Britmodeller is - I have been priming with stynlrez through my airbrush & then over painting with vallejo model air. It looks great - until I mask it & spray a second colour. When the masking tape is removed or the whitetac on occasions - it is taking the paint & primer off - right down to clean plastic. new airifix kit (Bedford mwd) thoroughly washed & dried silverline 2 in 1 brush / 20psi / 4mm needle / 2 moisture traps / littlejet pump primed in 2 thin coats - stynlrez vallejo grey primer also tried as an alternative painted in 2 thin coats - vallejo model air drying time 30 minutes to 1 hour between coats masking tape - tamiya whitetac also tried as an alternative to tape atmospheric conditions - 20 degrees c at all times The result when the tape or tac is removed is the paint & primer lifting - right down to the bare plastic. On closer inspection if you get a blade under a lifted area it pulls off almost like a stretchy plastic film. This first happened a couple of weeks ago with the vallejo / whitetac combination on some plastic food containers I was using for practice with the brush - before moving on to ruining a real model. I initially put it down to the fact that the food containers may have some kind of coating that the paint didn't want to stick to - but I moved to stynlrez as a precaution - as it has rave reviews all over the forum. Now I have the same problem with the tamiya tape on the airfix kit. Previously I was rattle canning using humbrol cans & using tons of masking tape or whitetac & I never had a problem with paint coming off - EVER!!! Any ideas would be gratefully received as always. PS - I'm not going to let it spoil my day this is too much fun. Thanks in advance, Steve
  6. Brush Painting Model Air

    How well does Vallejo Model Air brush paint? I have it in my head that it is formulated for airbrushing but does that mean it is sort of pre-thinned and does that give it a consistency anything like their regular acrylic with a dollop of flow improver added?
  7. Vallejo Surface Primer

    Up to recently I have been using Tamiya fine primer rattle cans for priming - sadly with asthma and a heavy cold this is proving problematic (plus all the over-spray and fine particulates that they leave behind!) I am trying to move over to acrylic primers such as the ultimate primers or the Vallejo primers. Sadly I was unable to pick up any ultimate primers at Cosford yesterday, but I do have in my possession some Vallejo primer. Now I have tried using these previously but didn't get on with them following the recommended instructions (clogging etc). Now would anyone recommend thinning these primers at all? At the moment all I have is some ultimate thinner, but there is a place locally I can get some Vallejo thinner (not much else from there but at least I can get the thinner and cleaner!) At what ratio would most people generally thin at? I have found when using my airbrush, and what acrylic paint I'm using (Tamiya, xtracrylic, humbrol) my starting point is a 50/50 mix, but have no idea with the primers so any help would be appreciated. Thanks john.
  8. Hi Folks Check out our website now! We've got kits such as the Hobby Boss 1/48 Su-27 Flanker and Eduard 1/72 Fw190A-5 Profipack in for bargain prices today. Also we must have about 10 -12 Vallejo Model Air paint sets at reduced prices too! We've also just got in the following new 1/72 kits in stock today - AZ Models Hampden TB 1, MB5 'Sea Baker', Bf109G-0 V-tails R6 and Aces boxings, KP Models Bf108's, MPM P-39/P-400 Airacobra's and Trumpeter MiG-29UB, all at discount prices - see the link below for a pic of them all (sorry can't work out pics after the BM change). https://www.facebook.com/MJWModels/photos/a.1362751740450989.1073741858.449805648412274/1381629678563195/?type=3&theater thanks Mike
  9. Vallejo Model Air for RAAF

    Hi all, I was wondering if I could get some help concerning the colours for some RAAF aircraft? I mainly use Vallejo Model Air paints with my airbrush because of how well they flow so it would be nice to find equivalents for the foliage green, the dark earth they used and what ever colour the underside was. If your are wondering the aircraft I'm looking to get is a Beaufighter, Wirraway and a Boomerang Thanks in advance, Cam
  10. A couple of years ago, after I started airbrushing, I picked up a few Alclad 2 metallic paints. They took a bit of trial and error to get used to, and seemed to need careful surface preparation, but the results looked nice. However, they need good ventilation - I normally use an extractor hood, but advice is to wear a decent facemask as well. I also saw advice to be especially thorough in cleaning your airbrush after use. Then a few months ago I was at a show and saw Vallejo's Metal Colour acrylic range being demonstrated. They looked good, so I bought a couple and tried them out. Again, a bit of care is needed, but the result seemed good and they were far less smelly and cleaning my airbrush seemed a lot easier afterwards. I've since bought several more from the range but thought I'd do a test to see how they and the Alclad 2 paints compared. This is, I must emphasise, a rough and ready test. I sprayed four different primers on some gloss while board I had spare, and then sprayed a range of Vallejo Metal Color and Alclad 2 across them. The finish isn't always good - I wasn't taking my time, and I was more interested in getting good coverage than avoiding any blemishes or runs. However, the results were quite illuminating. Primers, from top to bottom: 1) Tamiya fine white primer, from spray-can. 2) Mr Surfacer 1000, from spray-can. (none - plain white paint) 3) Vallejo gloss black polyurethane primer 4) Alclad 2 gloss black base coat (Ignore the splotches to the left, that was a quick test with some AK True Metal paste) From left to right: 1) Alclad 2 Exhaust Manifold 2) Aclad 2 Magnesium 3) Alclad 2 Stainless Stee 4) Vallejo MC Exhaust Manifold 5) Vallejo MC Gunmetal 6) Vallejo MC Magnesium 7) Vallejo MC Burnt Iron 8) Vallejo MC Steel 9) Vallejo MC Silver 10) Vallejo MC Dark Aluminium 11) Vallejo MC Semi Matte Aluminium Generally (and not surprisingly) lighter and shinier shades benefit more from a dark background. Most to some extent are affected by the nature of the primer; the least affected were the darker or duller shades such as Magnesium or Exhaust Manifold. Vallejo Silver worked noticeably better on a lighter primer. Vallejo Polyurethane Black Gloss primer is noticeably much less glossy than the Alclad 2 black gloss. The latter worked perfectly well as a base for the Vallejo acrylics. The real surprise though was the difference between the two primers when Alclad Stainless Steel was sprayed on top; the Alclad 2 base resulted not only in a darker finish but one that was visibly blue-tinted. That's not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you want a hot-metal effect, but it's worth noting. Alclad Stainless Steel is much brighter than Vallejo Steel (but they are aiming for rather different finishes). Alclad Magnesium is somewhat lighter than its Vallejo counterpart; to my mind the Alclad shade is more representative of real-world magnesium, but the Vallejo shade is not unrealistic and I suppose you could use them both for contrast. Slightly to my surprise, Vallejo's Dark Aluminium came out lighter than its Semi-Matte Aluminium. Overall, this has reinforced my view that Vallejo Metal Colour acrylics work very well, but it has also prompted me to hang on to my Alclad 2 paints; they may be smellier to use and require more airbrush cleaning, but their Magnesium is a bit better than the Vallejo equivalent, and the variability of the Stainless Steel depending on the base coat gives the option of achieving some interesting effects.
  11. Another one I sold last week on ebay. Only got a fiver... Built two years ago, Christmas break end of 2014/start of 2015 This is eduards 1/144 me 262 that came with their jv44 fw190 boxing. Tamiya 10ml jar is for scale. Pitot added from a bit of brass wire, and some nose weight inside, but other than that its as it comes. Finished in vallejo acrylics. Decals sealed in with varnishes. Light panel wash with oils. Hope you like it!
  12. It's been a quite busy week for us here @ MJW Models, with lots of new things and whatnot and I'm still not finished for the day! Price Rises - I'm sure most of you will have realised that following Brexit (no comments on it please!) and the uncertainty around it, the pound has nose dived some what which means anything imported to the UK will go up in price. It's not just Airfix that have increased prices, it looks like restocks of all the lovely stuff made in the Czech Republic has gone up to, we've certainly noticed it when restocking on the likes of Eduard, AZ Models, Special Hobby and the like. Obviously, it means it now costs us more money to buy stock in, so we have to increase prices in turn. We are however, maintaining our level of discount, so our prices are still quite a bit less than the new RRP. We won't be increasing prices until we restock on things, so if anyone wants anything before we restock, now would be a good time to buy it! New Stuff - There's been quite a lot of new things this week with the new Eduard releases, new Lifecolor paints and also new Vallejo model air paints! We've got more of Eduard's 1/72 Spitfire XVI dual kit in (under £22!), so if you missed it earlier in the week, here's another chance! We've also got the 1/48 Bell X-1 Profipack, and Hellcat Nightfighter weekend kit in stock, plus the 1/72 Fokker DR.1 weekend, not to mention the new masks and zoom etch sets. We've also as mentioned, in an earlier post today, got the new Lifecolor RAF paints in stock plus the 2 new IJN Warship paint sets. Just in today are Vallejo's new Model Air WW2 USAAF paint sets that cover the colours for the European, Mediterranean and Pacific theatres, including the DuPont Curtiss colours for P-40's! Handy for the new Airfix 1/48 Tomahawk kit (which we have in stock too!) and 2 of the sets are available stupidly cheap right now! Cheap Stuff - We generally get bargains in every Friday (take note!) and today is no exception. We've got cheap 1/48 Eduard Hellcats, Gladiators and La-7's in stock now as well as cheap 1/72 Fw190 weekend kits. We have some cheap Vallejo and AK Interactive paint sets, plus some cheap Hobby Boss 1/48 Tunnan's. We did have some cheap HB 1/48 Lansen's in but someone bought them all before I could say anything! If anyone would like a cheap Hobby Boss Lansen, please let me know! thanks Mike
  13. Here is the first of many Tomcats I am working on. Here is the thread where it came from... This one is pretty much out of the box apart from the following on the exterior; the lau-138 rails & bombracks which came from a hasegawa weapons set (the rails are more petite than the chunky HB ones and more suited to being 'empty' as they dont have two huge prongs to mount the Aim-9 on. The channel/groove is depicted along with the 'slots' for the sparrow fins on those mounts by masking off the black primer) Then added to the cockpit; the seatbelts and resin piece behind RIO's Headrest. Primed in black stynylrez then painted in vallejo - Model air, color and metal color. The bottles are in the first pic, pretty self-explanatory and in the WIP too. Pics shot with my iphone, model on the kitchen worktop against a large sheet of white paper and illuminated with my desk lamp. Hope you like it! Any questions or critiques please don't hesitate... Latest pics with the nozzle rub mark decals. Original pics Around the sides From the top Cockpit Area Low Angle Undersides
  14. NEW FROM VALLEJO NOW IN STOCK Model Air Paint Sets. VAL71144 - RAF Colours Special Battle Of Britain This set has been developed for painting the RAF fighter aircraft which participated in the major air battle of all times, “The Battle of Britain”, from the beginning in July 1940 to the final phase or “Night Blitz” in May 1941. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71323, VAL71404, VAL71324, VAL71057, VAL71302, VAL71126, VAL71009, VAL71305 VAL71145 - RAF Colours Bomber and Training Air Command 1939 - 1945 This set has been developed for painting all the bombers (light, medium and heavy) of the Bomber Air Command of the RAF from 1939 until the end of WWII. This set also includes “Trainer Yellow” which, combined with the other colours or by itself, can be used for most of the training aircraft and prototypes. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71323, VAL71302, VAL71324, VAL71305, VAL71057, VAL71126, VAL71307, VAL71078 VAL71146 - RAF Colours SEAC (Air Command South East Asia) 1942 -1945 This set has been developed for the painting of all types of aircraft of the RAF in the SEAC (Air Command South East Asia) based in the British colonies in the Far East. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paint Included VAL71323, VAL71302, VAL71324, VAL71306, VAL71273, VAL71057, VAL71307, VAL71279 VAL71147 - FAA (Fleet Air Arm) Colours 1939 - 1945 This set has been developed for the painting of the aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) of the British fleet, for land-based aircraft as well as for aircraft, British or American, embarked on carriers from 1939 until the end of the War. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71110, VAL71407, VAL71309, VAL71302, VAL71405, VAL71057, VAL71406, VAL71279 VAL71148 - RAF Colours Coastal Command 1939 - 1945 This set has been developed for painting the aircraft of the RAF Coastal Command , for land based aircraft as well as for seaplanes, from 1939 until the end of the war. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71323, VAL71302, VAL71324, VAL71306, VAL71110, VAL71057, VAL71309, VAL71279 VAL71149 - RAF Day Fighters Pre-War To 1941 This set has been developed for painting the RAF fighter camouflage scheme “Temperate Land” in its different colour combinations from the years before WWII (starting in 1937) and the beginning of the conflict in 1939, with the first battles in Norway, Netherland, France and England, until August 1941. The set also includes the colours for the “Shadow Compensation” colour scheme used in biplanes of all models and deployment. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71323, VAL71302, VAL71324, VAL71279, VAL71291, VAL71057, VAL71403, VAL71062 VAL71162 - RAF Colours Day Fighters 1941 - 1945 & P.R.U. This set has been developed for painting the RAF day fighter aircraft from August 1941 until the end of the War, as well as the HF Interceptors (High Fighters). The set also includes the colours for the PRU (Photographic Reconnaissance Unit ) aircraft. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71273, VAL71109, VAL71324, VAL71408, VAL71307, VAL71057, VAL71302, VAL71279 VAL71163 - RAF Colours Desert Scheme & M.T.O. 1940 - 1945 This set has been developed for the painting of all types of RAF aircraft with the colour patterns “Tropical Land Scheme”, “Desert Scheme”, “Special Coastal Scheme”, etc. from June 1940 until the end of the War, in North Africa and the Mediterranean theatre. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71306, VAL71324, VAL71108, VAL71323, VAL71113, VAL71302, VAL71313, VAL71031. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest news https://www.facebook...eativeModelsLtd Check out the website for all new releases www.creativemodels.co.uk
  15. Vallejo primer woes.

    Hi guys i bave recently got into airbrushing so i am getting to grips with priming my models i was just wondering do i need to thin the vallejo primer or should i spray from the bottle ? and if so what PSI should i be spraying ? thanks brandon
  16. We are proud to announce that we are now stocking the Vallejo Model Color range of acrylic paints. The Model Color range contains 218 colours and an extensive assortment of mediums and varnishes, designed especially for model painting. Modelcolor has been formulated with permanent pigments for fine arts; all colours are completely lightfast and opaque, (with the exception of the fluorescent and transparent colours, which are semi-opaque). A few metallic pigments (in an alcohol base) are included in the range, since these give a harder brilliance than the water-based metallics. The consistency of Modelcolor allows for an extremely smooth and uniform paint film, with no trace of brush strokes. Professional model painters always work with a wet brush and dilute the paint with water or Matt Medium, applying many thin layers to achieve depth and shadows. Colours may also be diluted with other Mediums for glazes and layered applications.
  17. New Vallejo Air Paint Sets

    NEW FROM VALLEJO COMING SOON Model Air Paint Sets. VAL71144 - RAF Colours Special Battle Of Britain This set has been developed for painting the RAF fighter aircraft which participated in the major air battle of all times, “The Battle of Britain”, from the beginning in July 1940 to the final phase or “Night Blitz” in May 1941. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71323, VAL71404, VAL71324, VAL71057, VAL71302, VAL71126, VAL71009, VAL71305 VAL71145 - RAF Colours Bomber and Training Air Command 1939 - 1945 This set has been developed for painting all the bombers (light, medium and heavy) of the Bomber Air Command of the RAF from 1939 until the end of WWII. This set also includes “Trainer Yellow” which, combined with the other colours or by itself, can be used for most of the training aircraft and prototypes. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71323, VAL71302, VAL71324, VAL71305, VAL71057, VAL71126, VAL71307, VAL71078 VAL71146 - RAF Colours SEAC (Air Command South East Asia) 1942 -1945 This set has been developed for the painting of all types of aircraft of the RAF in the SEAC (Air Command South East Asia) based in the British colonies in the Far East. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paint Included VAL71323, VAL71302, VAL71324, VAL71306, VAL71273, VAL71057, VAL71307, VAL71279 VAL71147 - FAA (Fleet Air Arm) Colours 1939 - 1945 This set has been developed for the painting of the aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) of the British fleet, for land-based aircraft as well as for aircraft, British or American, embarked on carriers from 1939 until the end of the War. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71110, VAL71407, VAL71309, VAL71302, VAL71405, VAL71057, VAL71406, VAL71279 VAL71148 - RAF Colours Coastal Command 1939 - 1945 This set has been developed for painting the aircraft of the RAF Coastal Command , for land based aircraft as well as for seaplanes, from 1939 until the end of the war. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71323, VAL71302, VAL71324, VAL71306, VAL71110, VAL71057, VAL71309, VAL71279 VAL71149 - RAF Day Fighters Pre-War To 1941 This set has been developed for painting the RAF fighter camouflage scheme “Temperate Land” in its different colour combinations from the years before WWII (starting in 1937) and the beginning of the conflict in 1939, with the first battles in Norway, Netherland, France and England, until August 1941. The set also includes the colours for the “Shadow Compensation” colour scheme used in biplanes of all models and deployment. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71323, VAL71302, VAL71324, VAL71279, VAL71291, VAL71057, VAL71403, VAL71062 VAL71162 - RAF Colours Day Fighters 1941 - 1945 & P.R.U. This set has been developed for painting the RAF day fighter aircraft from August 1941 until the end of the War, as well as the HF Interceptors (High Fighters). The set also includes the colours for the PRU (Photographic Reconnaissance Unit ) aircraft. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71273, VAL71109, VAL71324, VAL71408, VAL71307, VAL71057, VAL71302, VAL71279 VAL71163 - RAF Colours Desert Scheme & M.T.O. 1940 - 1945 This set has been developed for the painting of all types of RAF aircraft with the colour patterns “Tropical Land Scheme”, “Desert Scheme”, “Special Coastal Scheme”, etc. from June 1940 until the end of the War, in North Africa and the Mediterranean theatre. Model Air set with 8 colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 and British Standard Colours BS381C colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the air plane profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza. Paints Included VAL71306, VAL71324, VAL71108, VAL71323, VAL71113, VAL71302, VAL71313, VAL71031. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest news https://www.facebook...eativeModelsLtd Check out the website for all new releases www.creativemodels.co.uk
  18. New Vallejo Weathering Range

    NEW FROM VALLEJO COMING SOON Weathering Effects range All of them formulated with permanent pigments and water based acrylic resins, have been developed to represent the effects of time and weather on models and dioramas, so that they will look as once their originals in the field. This range of effects includes the spilled fuel runnels, the splashed mud, the lichen and moss on wood, the crushed grass stuck to the metal links of the chains of a tank, all the traces of wear and destruction on vehicles in harsh and hostile climate. VAL73801 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - European Splash Mud VAL73802 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Russian Splash Mud VAL73803 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Industrial Splash Mud VAL73804 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Light Brown Splash Mud VAL73805 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Brown Splash Mud VAL73806 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Black Splash Mud VAL73807 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - European Thick Mud VAL73808 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Russian Thick Mud VAL73809 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Industrial Thick Mud VAL73810 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Light Brown Thick Mud VAL73811 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Brown Thick Mud VAL73812 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Black Thick Mud VAL73813 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Oil Stains VAL73814 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Fuel Stains VAL73815 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Engine Grime VAL73816 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Engine Grime VAL73817 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Petrol Spills VAL73818 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Brown Engine Soot VAL73819 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Rainmarks VAL73820 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Snow VAL73821 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Rust Texture VAL73822 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Slimy Grime Dark VAL73823 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Slimy Grime Light VAL73824 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Streaking Grime VAL73825 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Crushed Grass VAL73826 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Mud and Grass Effect VAL73827 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Moss and Lichen Effect VAL73828 - Vallejo Weathering Effects 40ml - Wet Effects Follow us on Facebook for all the latest news https://www.facebook.com/CreativeModelsLtd Check out the website for all new releases www.creativemodels.co.uk
  19. Issues with Vallejo varnish

    Hi all, just joined -- did some searching before posting but didn't find anything that addressed the issues I've been having. (Sorry if I've missed something pertient.) I'm hand painting with Vallejo Model Colors, washes, and varnishes (don't want to use anything with fumes, and haven't had time to learn to use an airbrush yet). My current workflow is a few layers of primer -> a few layers of paint -> gloss varnish -> wash -> sometimes gloss varnish again for extra protection -> a few coats of matte varnish Two things related to Vallejo's matte varnish. First, it stays 'tacky' after it's set. I've noticed this on some pieces to which I just applied a second or third coat (they'd been drying 2-3 days), but also on a model I finished early this year: I unpacked it and found that a joint wouldn't move (it was a plastic-on-plastic pivot joint, with both surfaces painted and finished). It was so tight that when I stupidly tried to force it, part of the arm broke before the sticky joint gave way. I'm concerned about this tackiness because a lot of my kits have two painted surfaces in contact -- often for articulation, but even static pieces might rub up against each other when they're fitted together. In general, I don't want surfaces to stick to stuff. Is this just a failing of vallejo's varnish, or something in my technique, or a fact of life with clear coats in general...? Second issue is that when I apply the varnish over a wash, the varnish often 'picks up' the wash pigment and moves it around. (I'm applying washes pretty generously across the piece before brushing it away, so most of the wash ends up around panel lines and details, but there's a thin layer over the whole piece.) I've heard that you shouldn't apply acrylic varnish over an acrylic wash (i.e. use enamel or something instead), but I want to stay with an all-acrylic process, and sort of thought that since I'm using all Vallejo products they would play nice. The only way I've seen around this issue is to apply the wash liberally, so the brush is wet and moving freely across the piece -- the more friction the more the wash seems to get disturbed, as you would expect. Is it unrealistic to expect acrylic varnish on acrylic wash to work without issues? Should I put in some time learning to airbrush so I can apply the varnish gently? And if using Vallejo gloss varnish -- between the paint and wash, and between wash and matte coat -- isn't doing me any favors, is there any reason not to use Pledge/Future for those layers? Sure is cheaper. Thanks-
  20. NOTICE: On day 6 it is clear that I have either damaged the airbrush, or, the airbrush was perhaps not that good in the first place. I get near instant clogging and I see the paint flow being inconsistent as I gradually try increase the paint flow with the lever, if I screw on the nozzle cap too much. Apparently there is a sweet spot, that makes the paint flow seemingly perfect, with a nice spray, with no clogging. So I can still use this airbrush I think, until I try out some spare parts or buy a new one. Edit: Warning: Since I started a few days ago, I might have learned a few more things about my airbrush, so take what I write with a grain of salt so to speak, or rather, take into consideration that what I write in each post might in worst case be wrong. Day 0 I have bought a new air compressor with a 4L tank, but the connecting part between the compressor and the airbrush is not airtight. No point trying out airbrushing this way. Day 1 Finally, today I managed to acquire some rubber O-rings, and I used 3-4 of them to stop the leaking connection between my new and expensive 4L compressor (Faller Air Boss/Sil-Air 15D variant?) and my el cheapo airbrush (BD-130). The connector that came with the airbrush doesn't fit my compressor (both appear to be 1/4" connections though), I can screw it on a little, but don't dare tighten it, putting in O-rings fixed the leakage. Temp = 22 deg C Rel. Humidity = 25-40% (true value unknown, I have apparently two crappy hygrometers, one digital and one analogue, each in different rooms) Compressor PSI set to eh 20+ when putting on primer, ca 30 psi when putting on color. After quite some time of fun airbrushing regular Vallejo color, having started with mucho clogging when trying out the Vallejo Gray Primer on a non painted model for practise, I came to realize that I had the wrong needle in the airbrush. Before I started airbrushing, I had removed the 0.3 or maybe a 0.35 nozzle from the airbrush and put on the optional 0.5 nozzle, but aha I forgot to switch out the needle for a 0.5 one. Even with the nozzle cap on, the needle stuck outside the cap, something I thought looked rather odd, but I didn't know any better. So I ended up airbrushing with a 0.5 nozzle, together with a 0.3 or perhaps a 0.35 needle. I had managed to paint some Vallejo Dark Sea Gray onto a lighter gray colored plastic model (previous enamel paint), and I thought the end result was really nice. I am looking forward to try out airbrushing Tamiya X-22 Clear coat over it, to see if the surface becomes more smooth, or at least to see if I can get an even shine over the whole surface. Before doing a clear coat, I might as well try out some masking and put on some white invasion stripes for fun. I have no idea if the mucho clogging with the Vallejo gray primer was due to wrong needle, the airbrushing or if I should have mixed it with something. I think I added some Vallejo airbush thinner, but maybe it was too little. As I started airbrushing a submarine stand I had lying around, with primer, it became clear that I wouldn't be able to finish it in anything resembling normal time, because of the clogging. Hopefully, now that I have fixed my "wrong needle" issue, I hope I get to see a different result tomorrow. Things I did, that I perhaps shouldn't have: At the end, I thought, why not add some thinner to the medium sized flash of Vallejo Gray Primer, so I poured some of that into it. I also added a ball bearing, and so I had put that into the flask, no idea if that really helps with this kind of paint. I think I managed to get to airbrush the wing of an airplane model properly. I had the airbrush about 8cm from the model. I guess I thought that 20+ psi was ok, but with the trouble I had with the primer, I tried upping the psi towards 30 for airbrushing the color afterwards. I'll go back to 20'ish the next time. Noteworthy things: - Seems I should buy some cheap non Vallejo airbrush cleaner somewhere, because I used a lot on my first airbrush session. I cleaned the airbrush maybe four times, and felt comfortable doing it. - When I fill some airbrush cleaning liquid into the airbrush and adjust the paint flow ratio towards maximum, I see a nice spray, maybe 4 cm in diameter at 10cm distance (roughly). - I find it a little difficult judging how much paint is sprayed on a surface, if the surface already has some paint on it. - The best indication of flow, seem to when I spray cleaning liquid onto my hand (wearing a non-latex glove/100% "nitril"). - I realized I should improve the lighting a little. Best to have good lighting conditions, otherwise it is difficult to see how the spray is applied on the surface of the model. - I did try out airbrushing bare plastic, and it went well. If using the gray primer doesn't improve, I am tempted to simply airbrush paint without a layer of primer. No idea if the paint might chip off that way. I feel confident that I can airbrush a project soon, if I do a little planning to avoid making known mistakes.
  21. New Vallejo Metal Colour Range Now In Stock Paints are £5.99 each and Primers are £3.50each Click On The Link Below www.creativemodels.co.uk
  22. We have now got in the Four New Vallejo Game Air Colours. Vallejo 72769 - Flesh Vallejo 72770 - Burned Flesh Vallejo 72771 - Barbarian Flesh Vallejo 72772 - Red Terracotta The colours in the range have been selected in collaboration with modellers specialized in fantasy figures and dioramas, and the existing colours in the Game Air range have been taken into particular consideration. The names and shades of the most popular colours of Game Colour have been maintained in Game Air, using the formulation and resins employed for Model Air (see Equivalency Table below). In the colour chart we include a diagram of the most frequent colour combinations: base colour, light and shadow.
  23. Brand New Vallejo Paints Coming soon. Including the First Water-Based Metallic Colours Water - Based Aluminium Colours Metal Colours Metal Colour is a range of 18 water- based metallic colours, especially designed for airbrushing. In the development of this new and innovative range, the latest generation of aluminium pigments has been used in a specifically designed formula to produce colours of exceptional resistance and adherence to plastics and metal. Can be applied directly on models without the need for the use of a primer, although in the case of fuselages and components for airplane models it is recommended to first apply a glossy Black Primer to bring forth the unique and special quality of the aluminium finish. Packaging: In 32ml. bottles with a flip-top/dropper closure. 71187 Old and New Wood Effects (by Scratchmod) Model Air This Colour Set with 8 acrylic colours of 17ml bottles includes step by step instructions designed to help the modeller in creating new wood and old grey-silver weathered wood effects. The wood colours can be used for fences, boxes, crates, and tool handles, etc. The old wood colours will help replicate much older and more weathered wood. 72302 Non Death Chaos (by Angel Giraldez) Game Colour New presentation of our set Non Death Chaos, now including detailed step by step painting instructions with photographs by Angel Giraldez. The set contains 8 Game Colours for painting the miniature figures of the ghosts, zombies, monsters, vampires, demons and other malignant creatures of the night. 72865 Face Painting (by Angel Giraldez) Game Air This set contains 8 Game Air airbrush ready colours, 4 of which have been developed especially for this set. Includes detailed step by step painting instructions by Angel Giraldez and photographs showing the process of painting male and female faces. Game Air: 4 New Colours The colours in the range have been selected in collaboration with modellers specialized in fantasy figures and dioramas, and the existing colours in the Game Air range have been taken into particular consideration. The names and shades of the most popular colours of Game Colour have been maintained in Game Air, using the formulation and resins employed for Model Air (see Equivalency Table below). In the colour chart we include a diagram of the most frequent colour combinations: base colour, light and shadow. 71155 US NAVY & USMC Colours from 70’ to present Model Air Model Air colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the aircraft profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza Modelling Workshop”. The set with 8 Model Air colours is developed to paint the colour schemes of most of the US NAVY and USMC aircraft in service since the seventies to the present. 71156 USAF Colours “Grey Schemes” from 70’s to present Model Air Model Air colours developed on the basis of intensive research and precise colour matching with the Federal Standard 595 colour specifications. The sets include the colours for the aircraft profiles and camouflage patterns drawn by Mark Rolfe. With the collaboration of “Pieza a Pieza Modelling Workshop”. The set with 8 Model Air colours, is developed to paint low visibility grey colour schemes (“Hill”, “Mod Eagle”, “Ghost”, etc.) of the USAF aircraft from the seventies to the present. 71164 Luftwaffe Maritime and Tropical Colours Model Air RLM (Reichs Luftfahrt Ministerium) colours with new formulations, revised on the basis of an extensive study and review of the exact shades of the available documentation and most recent bibliographic. The new RLM sets include profiles of the aircraft by Mark Rolfe, showing the various RLM colour combinations used in the camouflage patterns, as well as information about their application and purpose. With the collaboration of the “Pieza a Pieza Modelling Workshop”. This set with 8 Model Air colours is developed for the painting of Luftwaffe camouflage patterns developed for aircraft in maritime deployment (hydroplanes, bombers and reconnaissance, etc.) as well as for the colours used for any type of aircraft operating in the North African campaign and the Mediterranean zone starting in 1941. * These new sets replace earlier versions and include in some cases new colours. 71165 Luftwaffe Pre-War to 1941 Model Air RLM (Reichs Luftfahrt Ministerium) colour with new formulations, revised on the basis of an extensive study and review of the exact shades of the available documentation and most recent bibliographies. The new RLM sets include profiles of the aircraft by Mark Rolfe, showing the various RLM colour combinations used in the camouflage patterns, as well as information about their application and purpose. With the collaboration of the “Pieza a Pieza Modelling Workshop”. This set with 8 Model Air colours is developed for camouflage patterns of any type WWII Luftwaffe aircraft previous to the WWII and the Spanish Civil War (Condor Legion), as well as for the campaigns and initial phases of the conflict in Poland, Northern Europe, and the battles of France and England. 71166 Luftwaffe Colours 1941 to End-War Model Air RLM (Reichs Luftfahrt Ministerium) colours with new formulations, revised on the basis of an extensive study and review of the exact shades of the available documentation and most recent bibliographies. The new RLM sets include profiles of the aircraft by Mark Rolfe, showing the various RLM colour combinations used in the camouflage patterns, as well as information about their application and purpose. With the collaboration of the “Pieza a Pieza Modelling Workshop”. This set with 8 Model Air colours is developed for camouflage patterns of all Luftwaffe models of fighters (single engine, heavy and night fighters) starting in 1941, as well as the colours employed towards the end of the war (1944-45) on the latest models of interceptors, and on the revolutionary new jets and latest model aircraft. * These new sets replace earlier versions and include in some cases new colours. 26007 + 26008 Front Stand + Corner Stand 26007 - Front Stand: The perfect solution for storing Vallejo colours. This model has space for 52 bottles of Model colour in 17ml size, together with 8 bottles of 35 or 60 ml, and 22 brushes. Easy assembly, does not require glue. Size: Length 13.4” (34cm), Width 8.75” (22.3cm) and Height 4.3” (11cm) 26008 - Corner Stand: The perfect solution for storing Vallejo colours. This corner model has space for 28 bottles of Model Colour in the 17ml size, together with 16 bottles of 35 or 60 ml one 200ml bottle and 26 brushes. Easy assembly, does not require glue. Size: Length 10.6” (27cm), Width 10.6” (27cm) and Height 4.3” (11cm) 75005 The Rise of Fantasy by Juan J. Barrena (JJ) A practical guide and introduction to the creation of fantasy scenes. this book contains step by step instructions on how to paint a figure and transformation of the figures, as well as the composition of the backgrounds, with points on highlighting the various elements of the composition, and on the portrayal of water, land, wood and rusted metal and general scenery.
  24. I have a couple of 1:144 aircraft that I would like to paint in Vietnam colours. I would like to know what the colours are for camouflaged F-4E Phantom and a C-47 Skytrain, are they the same colours? I normally use and like Vallejo Air but I need help with identifying the bottle numbers to get for the Vietnam cam of tans and greens. I am also interested to hear If there is a better acrylic paint, which can be easily obtained in UK and, if so, who supplies them. And finally, any recommendations on who retails acrylic paints, such as Vallejo etc. at the most economic prices? Thanks for any assistance with this Mike
  25. We have the following Acrylic paint sets at cheap prices while stocks last! AK Interactive 559 - German Warships £8.82 560 - WW2 German Vehicles £9.12 1553 - Russian 4B0 Green £10.86 4000 - Tank Accessories £9.12 Lifecolor SPG07 Algae Paint & Pigment set £7.50 XS02 WW2 RAAF Paint set 2 £12.30 Vallejo 78408 Model Air AFV/Armour Modern Russian vehicles £6.66 70104 Model Colour High Elf paints £9.60 70138 Demag D-7 Afrika Corps £9.60 thanks Mike
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