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Author Topic: where to buy paint in melbourne?  (Read 8254 times)

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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2013, 06:57:42 AM »

i thought model air could go straight in the aibrbush?
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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2013, 07:28:41 AM »

Vallejo don't just make Model Air  ::)

Game Color & Model Color need thinning to spray.
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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2013, 08:16:28 AM »

yeh but i assumed you would use model air its the same price why not?
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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2013, 08:40:50 AM »

Model Air isn't as good as you might think considering it needs thinning it be air brushed : http://gundamaustralia.com/forum/index.php?topic=3719.0

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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2013, 11:17:35 AM »

Ghost of Zeon beat me to it, was just about to post up my thread. Had one HELL of a bad time trying to use Model Colors paints through an airbrush and I strongly recommend against it. The Model air stuff is meant to be a lot easier but frankly the range doesn't cover all the basic colors it should imo. I know I sound like a broken record but the Tamiya's are great in this regard as they go through an airbrush beautifully, and I'm also told Gunze's are awesome too (gonna be trying out those when I get a chance).

A while back before I started working for them Branchline sold Gunzes. I'm very keen to see if we can get them back ;)
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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2013, 07:40:34 PM »

yeh but i assumed you would use model air its the same price why not?

Why would you use already thinned paint when you can buy a bottle of Model Color and thin it yourself? You get more coverage for the same cost.

Had one HELL of a bad time trying to use Model Colors paints through an airbrush and I strongly recommend against it.

Unfortunately you had a bad experience with Model Color. I've been using it for many years along with most of the other brands and they all have their moments. I've had Tamiya, Gunze, Humbrol & Testors go feral but it doesn't stop me from using them or recommending them to other people.
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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2013, 10:10:43 AM »

True. But I feel after many attempts of trying to give this stuff a red hot go, with various colors, thinning techniques, and PSIs the results just didn't stack up. I can't in good faith recommend something that I can barely make work for me when I have such excellent consistent results with other paints. That's my call, if you have found ways to make it work through your own methods then all power to you.

Now my understanding with Model Air is that its not simply just a thinned down version of Model Colors, in that its "specially formulated" (at least that's the impression the catalogue gives me) to be sprayed through an airbush....... whatever that means. Am I mistaken?
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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2013, 05:52:39 PM »

warning with Vallejo, they are amazing but poor when it comes to masking with tap and liquid latex.
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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2013, 10:38:57 PM »

Vallejo has their own masking liquid that seems to work quite well.
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Re: where to buy paint in melbourne?
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2013, 06:44:34 PM »

When it comes to masking I've found that its all down to technique. I've bodged it up in the past simply cause I left the tape on too long, sprayed on the paint too heavily, or was just plain too impatient. I've found that ANY masking tape tends to work excellently if you've got the right set of steps down pat. What problems have you found with the Vellejo?
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