This is an accessory set from Vallejo providing a cross section of some handy items.
Provided in the Vallejo Accessory set 73999 are the following items:
Acrylic Matte Varnish 17ml #70520 - this is a water based acrylic resin top coat with a new ‘quick drying’ formula. Vallejo recommends that the paint job be completely dry (24 hours min.) prior to the varnish coat. It can be brushed (soft varnishing brush) or airbrushed. Matte varnish is provided in this set, Vallejo offers Gloss and Satin separately.
Glaze Medium 17ml #70596 - a slow drying colorless acrylic resin glaze used to mix with acrylic colors; improves flow characteristics, increases transparency and retards drying. Can be used with pigments or acrylic washes. It can also be applied with soft brush or airbrush.
Matte Medium 17ml #70540 - a water based ‘vinyl-acrylic resin’ medium used to extend colors and increase their fluidity and transparency. Softens the blending of brush strokes. Won’t yellow or change the tonality of the base color. Makes a good binder for dry pigments.
Decal Medium 17ml #73212 - alcohol based decal ‘softener’ used to get decals to conform to surface irregularities.
Decal Fix 17ml #73213 - a transparent water based matte acrylic used to topcoat and protect decals.
This is a good “sampler” set from Vallejo. However as far as I can tell the Decal Fix and the Matte Varnish seem to be the same product (or very close).
Highs: A pretty good cross section of accessory items so one can get an idea of some of Vallejo’s non-paint offerings (actually these are all paint related but for lack of a better term….)Lows: As mentioned above, two of the included items appear to be close to the same product with different labels.17ml of a color wash (three of which are included in this set) isn’t a great deal of liquid unless you are using it as pin washes, on smaller scale Verdict: As a ‘sampler’ for someone not familiar with this line of Vallejo products, this is probably a good introduction to the various offerings. However, for someone with more experience probably ought to purchase larger quantities of the products.
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I live in the mountains north of Santa Cruz California. I have been building now since the early 1990's when I rediscovered modeling. Most of my kits are built with dioramas in mind. I took a "creative block" hiatis for a couple years - 2011 to 2013. I wasn't active in the modeling world. During tha...