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Best paint for hand brushing?
ron_harris
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Manitoba, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 08:05 AM UTC
Thanks to all. I noticed the other day my hobby shop is going to start selling Vallejo and from the comments none to soon. I think i'll get a bottle and give it a try.
Thanks again.

ron
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 06:17 AM UTC
Vallejo. Brush, air, effects, that's all you need . Vallejo.
nitevision92
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 04:55 AM UTC
I highly recommend Vallejo acrylics, as well as GSI Creos acrylics.
Chilihead
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 04:51 AM UTC
Ron
I use Vallejo and Delta Ceramcoat, the cheap stuff from Wal-Mart in the crafts section, darn near the same paint.
I use acrylics on all of my camouflage uniforms and oils (Winsor Newton) on top of acrylics for all of my solid colors.
I hope that this has helped.
Chris Mrosko
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 04:43 AM UTC

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hi Ron, rumour has it many hobby paints will soon be banned from import in Canada due to the gov't's restriction on the chemicals used in them that have been deemed harmful to consumers. besides PolyScale, Model Master Enamels is rumoured to be banned soon. i am not sure if Humbrol will be banned, if so i will be so bummed.

Vallejo is a great acrylic paint which is very dense in pigments and can be thinned to do a fine job hand brushing. Tamiya acrylics also are easy to use by hand. just know Tamiya is solvent based that is water soluable will Vallejo is water based and the two aren't made to mix together ideally.

the Vallejo thinner is resin based as i understand and does a better job of allowing the paint molecules to bind together than just using distilled water. i haven't bought any of their thinner but may look into trying it myself.

cheers, mh.



I've used the Vallejo thinner for airbrushing and brush painting and it works exactly the same as distilled water- i.e. you don't really need it, water does just fine!

I would definetly recommend Vallejo but also Andrea Miniatures, not such a big range but they have some neat sets- flesh/white/black etc that help you to paint those colors more accurately with a minimum of fuss. However, they are fairly similar (if not identical) to Vallejo.
meaty_hellhound
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 04:38 AM UTC
hi Ron, rumour has it many hobby paints will soon be banned from import in Canada due to the gov't's restriction on the chemicals used in them that have been deemed harmful to consumers. besides PolyScale, Model Master Enamels is rumoured to be banned soon. i am not sure if Humbrol will be banned, if so i will be so bummed.

Vallejo is a great acrylic paint which is very dense in pigments and can be thinned to do a fine job hand brushing. Tamiya acrylics also are easy to use by hand. just know Tamiya is solvent based that is water soluable will Vallejo is water based and the two aren't made to mix together ideally.

the Vallejo thinner is resin based as i understand and does a better job of allowing the paint molecules to bind together than just using distilled water. i haven't bought any of their thinner but may look into trying it myself.

cheers, mh.
collin26
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 04:15 AM UTC
Vallejo Vallejo Vallejo......Give it a try for brush and airbrush. You will not be let down, I put my name on it. Just be careful when airbrushing. Vallejo acrylics have a quick dry time and this can require frequent cleaning of the tip of your AB.
ron_harris
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 03:52 AM UTC
Hi;
I need to inquire as to the best or highest recommended paint. enamel or acrylic, for hand brush painting. My personal favorite Poly Scale is no longer available in Canada due to shipping restrictions. If anyone has any personal preferences i'd appreciate hearing them.
Thanks in advance.

Regards;

ron