Posted: 6/15/2023 12:05:42 PM EST
The more I use it the more I hate it. It's too damn fragile and does not cover very well. Airbrushing with it is completely hit or miss with the non "air" version.
I primed my Takom FT17 with the Vallejo black surface primer. Even three weeks later just touching it and the paint about comes off.
So, I tried some Mission Model primer. It sprayed great and actually sticks like you'd expect it to! Man now I wish I had not got that big Vallejo paint kit. Or I wish Mission model made a paint kit. Rather than trying to buy them 2-3 at a time as I remember what colors I need.
I have some Tamiya paint that works great as it always has. The Model Master stuff is still great even though it's 20 years old. I have some Ammo by MIG paint that I have yet to try but have high hopes for.
What is your go to paint for acrylic and enamels?
I tried Vallejo on figures, but never on armor, and didn't like it.
For airplanes and vehicles, I think Tamiya is the best thing out there now and Model Masters as you have already mentioned.
I paint a lot of figures and use Golden Acrylics and mix my own palette. It sticks very well if you properly clean and prime on resin, styrene, and vinyl figures.
I've been out of heavy modeling for some years, but the last paint I tried a couple of years ago was Tru Color....
I only used it for one job and I really liked it. It sprays on very well, seemed to give a really "tight" coat and was durable to normal handling.
Vallejo is great for brush painting. The primer sucks balls.
Stynlrez is a pretty good primer.
I’ve switched over to lacquers. The speed of drying, familiarity of using it since I cut my teeth in the autobody world back in the ‘80’s has opened modeling to a whole new level.
I can touch up and area and come back over with a good wet coat of Mr. Color Leveling thinner and let it all blend in for a seamless repair.
I still have several racks of Tamiya Acrylics and even a mix of old Model Master enamels. I use those for small details and will use them up over time and go all lacquer eventually.
I started out with MRP that was pre-thinned. But soon realized the cost was high compared to Mr. Color. Got a couple racks of both. FWIW, MRP does offer colors Mr. Color doesn’t.
For my clears, I bought a quart of Dupli-Color from Advance auto and mixed in Mr. Color flattening agents to make semi and flat clear.
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