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German Red Oxide
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 07:13 PM UTC
Todd Michalak gives us a look Vallejo’s AFV Painting System: German Red Oxide Oxid Rot Paint set.

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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 08:57 PM UTC
Looking good! I have already said it several times, but I really like you using every tool/paint/airbrush review sample to the fullest. Well done!

As for slightly darker red oxide colors, perhaps it is also because you work on braille scale model. Tones would seem lighter if it was 1/35 scale model.

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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 12:50 AM UTC
Thanks again Mario! I think you are 100% on the braille to paint ratio. I am finding the braille to be the best to work with some of these paint reviews as they build quick and I can get to the SBS parts....but the size can be a bit deceiving some times I think!
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 03:28 AM UTC
FWIW, I also agree with Mario about the Braille Scale examples being a bit deceptive with the scale lighting effect. (I thought this was really noticeable with the Afrika Korps paint set on the Micro Scale Pz IV.)

However, it is very nice to see the paints reviewed on actual models and not just sterile paint swatches, and I can appreciate how long it would take to build a 1/35th scale kit for each review - Not a practical solution! The Braille Scale examples do illustrate the paints.

Would you mind sharing some of the details of your painting, though. Did you airbrush the paints straight without any thinning and about what air pressure were you using?

Nice reviews.

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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 10:44 AM UTC
Hello Mike,

Thank for the kind words and for taking the time to check out the review.

I have a solution for the "scaling" issue and am working on getting this to the bench. I am making up two or three different turrets which I will have a friend cast in resin for the sole purpose of any future reviews...along with a couple object that are nondescript to aid things out. I can simply strip them afterwards and goo to go on another if they come up.

As for the experience...I suppose there is always something I forget to actually mention as I move through the writing process.

First off these are Model Air paints and do not require any thinning. They can be used straight out of the bottle. I typically spray around 15psi when spraying with the AB and I adjust thinning and/or pressure accordingly. With the smaller scale like this I will dial things back to about 10 to 12 and I get a bit more control...but overall, 15 psi is where it stays.

All of the paint in this set, as most of the Model Air line, spray really nice...smooth and with little to no clogging. This usually happens if I over extend myself and never pull my finger off the trigger or the environmental conditions in the cave change. The primer shoots the same as their other primers...I turn the psi up a bit or thin the primer and things smooth out perfectly. The Satin and Mat Varnishes with the sets work the same as the primer...a drop of thinner does the trick usually.
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 04:35 AM UTC
Thanks for the application information and details, Todd!