Vallejo "Air War" Paint Sets

Discussion in 'Painting Questions, Tutorials and Guidebooks' started by Vengeance, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Vengeance

    Vengeance Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Musician/Student
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Hi guys, sorry about the formatting of the thread but I wanted to include a picture of the product.
    I'm about to start my next build a BoB era Spitfire, thats right the 1/48 Tamiya MK1. I spotted these Vallejo Air paint sets on the net and purchased one to see how it goes, apparently all the paints have been painstakingly researched to ensure accuracy etc, etc. I've been looking for reviews, comments anything about these paint sets and cannot find any sort of evaluation? Has anyone here used these sets? Got any comments, advice, reviews?
    Perhaps if I can get my %@*% together I can use this build to review the product myself, I may include it as a WIP start to finish with photos etc. I'll see how I go!!

    upload_2016-7-27_9-42-0.jpeg
     
  2. Vengeance

    Vengeance Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Musician/Student
    Location:
    Melbourne
  3. Capt. Vick

    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,903
    Likes Received:
    639
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    I have very limited experience with Vallejo Air, but I am happy with it. I was warned by the seller that the paint was pretty old, so I didn't use it straight from the squeeze container. Instead I mixed it with Vallejo thinner, eye-balling the ratio, and shot with a single action airbrush. My only complaint is that I couldn’t spray very large amounts before it would clog. Again, I don't know if this was because of the age of the paint or not, but it did not improve with more thinner. Also like the less toxic nature of the paint itself. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Vengeance

    Vengeance Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Occupation:
    Musician/Student
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Thanks for the reply Capt Vick, your answer appears to be about Vallejo Model Air in general which is handy information however I was looking specifically for a review or information about the new paint sets Vallejo released earlier this year. There are about 14 or so new "Air War" sets dealing with different Nations at different times during the war (WW2). I haven't been able to track down any comments about the new colours that come in these new sets. The "Battle of Britain Set" has a revised and "painstakingly" researched RAF Interior Green and they also have a new Sky/duck egg/ underside of a Spitfire colour that is historically accurate. These two colours in particular are routinely argued about for their accuracy in modelling circles the world over.
    I just wanted some consumer opinion on just how accurate these new revised colours are and whether the sets are worth their salt!
     
  5. Capt. Vick

    Capt. Vick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,903
    Likes Received:
    639
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    Sorry about that! :lol:
     
Loading...

Share This Page