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Postby Eric » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:22 pm

Question for anyone experienced with Valero paints, how long can you keep the paint viable when mixed for spraying with acrylic thinners please?

I've had mine mixed for about a week.
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Re: Valero paints

Postby Mustang » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:35 pm

Eric wrote:Question for anyone experienced with Valero paints, how long can you keep the paint viable when mixed for spraying with acrylic thinners please?



Hi if your on about Vallejo paints. I've had mine mixed for about a week.

They should be ok, I think the longest I've had is about two, just need to keep shaking the bottle. Plus I don't use the acrylic thinners. I use purified water or distilled water, which I get from my local boots I have a very large bottle it last of ages. Plus it's a lot Cheeper.
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Re: Valero paints

Postby Mustang » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:39 pm

All my models have been sprayed with these paints, I stopped using enamel paints a long time ago. Easier to use and quicker to clean the spray brush after.
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Re: Valero paints

Postby Eric » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:12 am

Mustang wrote: Easier to use and quicker to clean the spray brush after.


Definitely!

I usually use Tamiya paints, Vallejo are kinda new to me.
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Re: Valero paints

Postby casper » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:08 am

Hi Eric
I stopped using tamiya acrylics about a year ago after trying vallejo. Really nice to use through an airbrush and even gives a excellent smooth finnish with a brush. I have some black that I mixed with vallejo thinner about 6 months ago and still using it. Great paint.
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Re: Valero paints

Postby Eric » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:21 am

6 months? :o

Thanks Casp, that's excellent to hear!
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Re: Vallejo paints

Postby Mark » Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:29 pm

They seem to last ages thinned as long as the bottle is well sealed. I keep empty Vallejo bottles and wash them out. I do use the acrylic thinners rather than water though. I think you can, in theory, thin them more with the thinners.
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Re: Vallejo paints

Postby dragonstalker » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:32 am

Question the paints made by vallejo where does one get them as i,ve never even heard of them
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Re: Vallejo paints

Postby casper » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:14 am

Hi dragons
You can find them on ebay or from various online model shops. Or fromhttp://www.ak-interactive.com
If you are planing on using through an airbrush l would recommend vallejo model air paints, they spray very well and leave a nice finish.
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Re: Vallejo paints

Postby Mustang » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:34 am

dragonstalker wrote:Question the paints made by vallejo where does one get them as i,ve never even heard of them


I get mine from here, excellent service. http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/q ... hp?ps1=302
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Re: Vallejo paints

Postby Gundog » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:31 am

Mustang wrote:
dragonstalker wrote:Question the paints made by vallejo where does one get them as i,ve never even heard of them


I get mine from here, excellent service. http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kits/q ... hp?ps1=302


These guys are pretty good and they're the cheapest I've found so far at £1.79 a bottle.

http://www.modelhobbies.co.uk/

I've also picked up a lot off :twisted: Bay at auction for £1 or less (new)

Be aware that there are various types:

Model Color - huge range and very good. They can be airbrushed, but I haven't.
Model Air - smaller pigment grains, designed to be used through an airbrush. About 120 in the range. They say they don't need thinning, but most people do.
Panzer Aces - RLM colours
Game Color - for wargamers (I haven't used these, but I'm sure they're good)

I've found these links useful for matching colours from different manufacturers

http://scaleworld.webs.com/colour-charts
http://www.creativemodels.co.uk/paint_c ... d/9/page/1

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Re: Vallejo paints

Postby MCAT » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:34 am

I also use Vallejo air paint its realy good with the air brush and brush and you can touch up well with this
which is a must building this model.

thins down nicely, I am rubbish with the air brush but even mine looks good from a distance lol
thought I would add the shop i use for supplys .

http://www.snmstuff.co.uk/ in the camberly area

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Re: Vallejo paints

Postby Mark » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:07 am

I used to get my paints from SNM as well, before I moved. A very good small independent shop !
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