are Vallejo acrylic eyedropper paints. These are true acrylics,
meaning they can be washed up with water and be thinned with water.There
are several companies that make acrylic paints, one of the most
popular being Vallejo.
acrylic paints dry with a matte finish - unless specified otherwise.
paints can be used with a paint brush or with an airbrush. Vallejo
makes paints specifically
for an airbrush, ready to go out of the bottle as an alternative.
But these can be thinned (if needed) and used with an air brush.
always a good idea to shoot a layer of finish (matte, satin, or
gloss) over the model because the paint can easily rub off, just
with simple handling. Sealing the paint with an overcoat layer
can help prevent this.
you plan on thinning the paints with water, it should be Distilled
water. You can get a gallon of distilled water at a grocery store
for around $ 1.00. It's very inexpensive. The jug will say Distilled
right on it. You want to use a water with NO chemicals or minerals
in it. Those can contaminate the paint. Normal tap water includes
those and rust so it's best to avoid using using that.
see the full color catalog and color charts for Vallejo, CLICK
HERE for their PDF catalog.
Model Color Paints
Color paints are good for general use and are designed to work
on whatever model subject ou have. Vallejo recommends their paints
to be used over their primers. The paints do not contain solvents
and are not flammable.
Game Color Paints
Color paints are specifically designed for brush work, on fantasy
figures, but can be used on other models as well. Vallejo recommends
their paints to be used over their primers. The paints do not
contain solvents and are not flammable.
washes and inks, developed with a new resin, are used for shadows
and for the application of colors in layers. When applied over
a basecoat, they enter into the folds and grooves of the figure,
instantly bringing forth the features and adding shade to recessed
areas. They can also be used for weathering. Inks and Washes can
be mixed with Game Color colors and mediums.
Metal Color Paints
Metal Color is an innovative range of metallic colors formulated
with aluminium pigments in a water-based formula. Metal Color
can be applied directly to the model with an airbrush, or diluted
with our Airbrush Thinner or Flow Improver, dries very rapidly
and forms a self-leveling and homogenous paint film of extraordinary
resistance while preserving even the smallest detail of the model.
Color can also be applied by brush.
Liquid Gold Paints
Liquid Gold paints are an exception to the rule. The are ALCOHOL
based acrylic paints (like Tamiya and others). Metallic colors
for figures and model kits.
metallic colors manufactured with actual metal pigments in an
alcohol based formula resulting in a metallic finish of extraordinary
realism and permanence. The colors can be diluted with alcohol
or mixed with one another to achieve further variations of tonality
and dry rapidly on all kind of surfaces. Brushes are cleaned with
alcohol or with Brush Cleaner. Liquid Gold is flammable due to
its alcohol content, but does not contain xylene or toluene.