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REVIEW
Vallejo German ISAF Color Set
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 04:23 AM UTC
Jason West tries out the new Umtarnfarben German ISAF Color Set from Vallejo Acrylics.

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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 04:54 AM UTC
Thank you very much for the interesting and detailed review! It is also very interesting and useful that colors were sprayed directly from the bottle. No thinner was used? If that is true then these are wonderful news Can these colors be used with a handbrush or this would be very difficult because of their thin consistency?
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 06:10 AM UTC
I didn't use any thinner at all. I have not yet tried to touch anything up using a brush as of yet, but I will be trying that shortly and will add it to this thread. I need to touchup some areas where DEF Model's masks let a little spray though on the wheels.
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 10:32 AM UTC

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I didn't use any thinner at all. I have not yet tried to touch anything up using a brush as of yet, but I will be trying that shortly and will add it to this thread.


No thinner!!!! This is great, avoiding mixes, measuring quantities, drops e.t.c.! It would be also very helpful to learn if these paints can be used with brush also, because i believe there are a lot of modelers who are still using brushes
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 12:11 PM UTC

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I didn't use any thinner at all. I have not yet tried to touch anything up using a brush as of yet, but I will be trying that shortly and will add it to this thread.


No thinner!!!! This is great, avoiding mixes, measuring quantities, drops e.t.c.! It would be also very helpful to learn if these paints can be used with brush also, because i believe there are a lot of modelers who are still using brushes



If you are not familiar with Vallejo paints the "Model Air" line is ready for airbrushing right out of the bottle. You can brush paint with them as well but they of course will be slightly thinner than the regular Vallejo paints.
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 12:30 PM UTC
Nice review including the explanations and the colour patches.

I applaud Vallejo for doing a good job on this modern paint set.

It would be nice to see Vallejo create more sets with modern colours such as the U.S MERDC and MASSTER schemes.
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 01:21 PM UTC
I brush painted some touchup areas- like Jason said, they are formulated for airbrush use, so are pretty thin. I was able to brush the Sandbeige over the black overspray, but it took a few of coats to cover it.
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 12:28 PM UTC
Nice review Jason I am going to have pick this set up now. Really appreciate your finer points here about how each paint handled out of the bottle. Kudos.
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 08:38 PM UTC
really hate how you cannot buy the colors seperately, on my third dumb-tarnfarben set because i made the mistake of using sandbeige as the base for a large model, and the only way to get it locally is to buy the whole set, not too happy will definately be staying away from the 'sets' of paint from now on, good product tho