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Posted: 6/15/2023 1:05:42 PM EDT
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?
VP
Link Posted: 6/15/2023 2:52:09 PM EDT
[#1]
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.
Link Posted: 6/15/2023 7:27:31 PM EDT
[#2]
I've been out of heavy modeling for some years, but the last paint I tried a couple of years ago was Tru Color....

https://trucolorpaint.com/

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.
Link Posted: 6/15/2023 8:29:12 PM EDT
[#3]
Vallejo is great for brush painting.  The primer sucks balls.

Stynlrez is a pretty good primer.
Link Posted: 6/16/2023 10:54:04 PM EDT
[#4]
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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