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Vallejo 73999 Accessory Set
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Indiana, United States
Joined: October 16, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 08:56 AM UTC

Charles Reading reviews Vallejo Acrylics'' "Vallejo 73999 Accessory Set."

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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: January 09, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 09:06 AM UTC
Blimy a paint company listening to ther customers,will have to place order.
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Jerusalem, Israel
Joined: February 06, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 09:12 AM UTC
how were the washes?
did they "flow" alright? how was their finish (grainy?)? how much coats did you need to get a satisfactory result?
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: August 13, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 10:43 AM UTC
No offense but it looks more like a "What's in the box" preview than an actual review

It would have been quite interesting to know how the various products inside that set perform in use.

Thanks for sharing
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California, United States
Joined: October 21, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010 - 01:27 PM UTC
I've used a few of the products included in this set and followed the decal tutorial on Vallejo's website decals (scroll down). These 2 products I found to work quite well with the Decal Fix allowing easy positioning and better adhesion. The 'softener' isn't as harse as Solvaset in the wrinkle department, yet 1-2 applications does the job in making the decal conform around details.

The washes, being acrylic, aren't grainy....but....I've had no luck with them as of yet. Some acrylic washes I've used allowed me to remove excess and blend in after they were dry. These, at least the way I've been using them, once dry (which is a matter of minutes) stay right where they are.

Using acrylics can have a learning curve, one I'm very willing to spend some time on. The good news is this DVD is out (or being released very soon) with Mig showing how to finish using only Vallejo acrylic products. Hopefully many of the questions of using some of these products will be answered there.