are 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.
Air Paints are ready mixed to be used with an airbrush. You can
use them right out of the bottle. (though you can thin them if
needed for any reason). You can use them with a brush if needed
as well (I do sometimes when I need that color for a project).
But they are designed primarily for airbrush use.
offers several types of Air paints. You can of course use the
various colors on any model project.
acrylic paints make a thin coverage and are made from extremely
fine pigment. It's 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.
Air Matt acrylic water-based colors are especially formulated
for airbrushing. Game Air paints can be used directly or diluted
with Vallejo Airbrush Thinner and Flow Improver. It is recommended
to apply the colors in several layers on a previously primed surface.
Game Air is not flammable, and does not contain solvents.
Air Paints are Acrylic colors developed especially for airbrush
techniques, in a formula with very finely ground pigments and
an acrylic resin with properties of extreme resistance and durability.
colors are more for military models (air, land,sea) but of course
can be used on any model project you build.
are colors primarily developed for Mecha models (Macross, Gundam,
Robots, Transformers, etc). However they can be used on an kind
of model project. Feature a satin finish and are extra resisitant
and impact proof.
are airbrush ready paints. However, they can be used with a brush
if needed, but they are thin paints made of very fine particles,
so keep that in mind - you may need more than one coat when using
a paint brush.
are airbrush ready metallic paints. So far they are only available
in sets. As with all Vallejo paints they are a waterbased acrylic.
You apply them in thin coats. Vallejo recomends over a glass black
are color-shifting "Chameleon" type paints. Each flake
presents a variety of color depending on the angle of view and
incident light. Each set includes 6 colors.
box art suggests a scifi application for the paints, but they
can be used on any model subject, including cars where these are
known as "flip-flop" colors.
Metal Color Paints
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.