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Big Train

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Acrylicos Vallejo
« on: September 14, 2013, 06:58:31 AM »
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Anyone have experience with Vallejo a lot and have opinions to share?

I found this range of finishing products at my LHS yesterday. I wanted rust colour paint for some projects I want to complete. They were sold out of any of the other paint I use and got a "bottle" of Oxido/Rust 71.080 to try.

While checking their website...

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com

....they have a very comprehensive range of paint packaged in a small plastic bottle that has a built-in dispenser similar to that included for eye drops and such. I'm hoping to never confuse the two.

Some of the more interesting finishing products include:

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/water-_-stone/family/21

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/model-paints/auxiliary-products/3

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/model-wash/family/29

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/pigments/family/19

...and my personal favourites:

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/orcs-and-goblins/family/18/75

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/non-dead-chaos/family/18/76

They do have a Railway Colors set:

http://www.acrylicosvallejo.com/en_US/railway-colors/family/17/61

I suspect these colours are more for European equipment, but there could be something we can use for North American trains.

But I think we will need our handy Cross Reference chart. I especially like the reference to RLM  (Reichsluftfahrtministerium or Ministry of Aviation during WW2) paint codes. And Vallejo does use FS (Federal Standard) paint codes were applicable.

I know the armour modellers rave about this stuff and I'm looking forward to using the other products Vallejo makes.

<humour> Vallejo is a Spanish company so maybe in a small way we can help their economy. All part of the "Great Material Continuum". (Flame away...but don't burn me too bad.) </>

Now to find some N scale Orcs and Zombies.




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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 02:40:26 PM »
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I recently received a surprise gift from another mrr friend of a pack of model railroad weathering colors from Vallejo.  These are the ModelAir colors for airbrush and I haven't used them with the airbrush yet, but I must say that I'm VERY happy with these paints.  Goes on easy, thins well with just plain water, cleans up easily, covers quite well, easy-to-use paint bottles.  Here's how it looks on a recent weathering project:




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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 04:37:26 PM »
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I use them fairly extensively for other, much larger, scale modeling.

I imagine that they would be extremely thick for N-scale.  They're pretty thick for even 1/35.  But they do take to thinning exceedingly well.  The ModelAir line is pre-thinned fairly extensively, and probably better suited for N-scale; but I've never tried it.

They have a massive line of colors, their bottles make them extremely quick and easy to use, they mix and thin very well (and easy with their droplet bottles), and their coverage is absolutely second-to-none.
-Mark

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2013, 06:02:21 PM »
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I discovered these several months ago and found that the military miniature place next door to the LHS had an extensive selection.
After I purchased a Civil War train, I wanted to have some Civil War figures; unfortunately they are unpainted.
This company, no even US, has a selection for US Civil War figures.
Do not see how one could use them for a large building, but great for details such as window mullions, doors, etc.

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2013, 07:29:39 PM »
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I've been using this brand of paints for years, definitely not to be used straight from the bottle they are designed to be diluted. Good quality paint.

Cheers,

Kev

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 08:50:05 PM »
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I have the $25 set from Micro Mark, purchased in a frantic attempt to find replacement paint after the Testors announcement.  It is advertised as Railroad colors but one of the colors is Panzer Grey.   :scared:  Either way, I thought it was a good deal.

I haven't had a chance to do a thorough test, but the paint is less viscous than Polly Scale and it appears it would not need as much dilution for airbrushing.  I do like the rust shades, as the offerings are a little more realistic than the Orange Rust Polly Scale.

So far, I've used them to brush paint some 1:32 scale track and was pleased with the results.

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 08:54:00 PM »
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some 1:32 scale track

Camera must have been broke  :trollface:

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 09:10:04 PM »
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Camera must have been broke  :trollface:

I'm saving them for a rainy day. :tommann:

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2013, 06:52:52 AM »
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Sure sure
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 07:54:26 AM »
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Hey, it's raining now!  :trollface:

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 08:31:30 AM »
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I like Vallejo colors a lot. I have not used any of their "railroad" colors. Their steel and aluminum colors are the best I have ever found. I thin it with testors acrylic thinner and it works just fine. About 50% or slightly less. The paint is VERY smooth. I use about 15 psi from the compressor. As I mentioned, the silver colors are so nice to work with. They do not have that metallic crap floating in them and they spray on so nicely.

For basic colors like red, white, blue, yellow, gray, black and silvers. I will use the Vallejo. For railroad specific colors, I use True Color Paint. Goes on like an oil, dries like an acrylic. All my base colors are acrylic because I use oils for all my weathering. For my proto freelance road, I use Testors acrylics.
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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 07:47:40 PM »
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I used Vallejo Oxido/Rust to airbrush a hastily ballasted track test section and it worked great. I did dilute it about 30% with distilled water and sprayed at 15 psi and was able to great results with this stuff. I'm looking to try some other colours and from what I've seen so far I'm impressed.

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2013, 02:47:04 PM »
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I first got Vallejo colors for military armor and figures.  For brush painting, I thin about 50% with just tap water.  Coverage is usually great.  Thin about 100% with tap water for weathering washes.  Also, dry brushes real nice.  I will now be using this for my RR, eliminates the need for 2 separate stocks of paint.  For any spray painting, I use Tamiya spray for armor, US Olive Drab, I paint only the good guys, for RR I use Scale Coat II in the color needed, e.g., B&O blue; C&O blue.  This is a great time and Testor's is missing out on a lot of sales.  Their loss equals Vallejo/Tamiya/Scale Coat gain.

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2013, 06:48:07 AM »
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We model railroaders tend to be a pretty conservative bunch. Once we find something that works, we tend to stick with it. Took me a while to accept acrylics after using Floquil for so long. Still, though, it keeps you learning which is really the point of the hobby...

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Re: Acrylicos Vallejo
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2013, 05:53:00 PM »
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Micro Mark is releasing their line of paints which are manufactured by Vallejo.  The larger bottles are in Micro Mark packaging.  the smaller bottles are Vallejo Model Air with a MM label.  The color is listed on the label is a Poly Scale paint name.

In my opinion Micro Mark/Vallejo is far superior to Poly Scale.  I believe the pigment is a much finer grind.

I have been using Vallejo for a year and a half and am very satisfied.

I am glad Micro Mark has taken the time to cross reference Poly Scale.

Pete Steinmetz
Encinitas, CA