How To Paint

First and foremost, I build models with the minimum airborne materials. That’s the Prime Directive. No fumes or smells or vapors or aerosols if I can help it. My first, last and only rule is to keep the air clean. I have good, solid medical reasons for wanting the air to be clean, and I …

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My opinion of Vallejo’s products changed radically after using their Metal Color aluminum paint. I like their acrylic putty, but I LOVE Metal Color. The stuff is bullet proof. All of the problems I had with it were due to my lack of skill with the new medium. It really is amazing stuff, for painting …

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One of the many thing that I encounter on Hyperscale (you know and I know that’s where it is) is discussion about “scale effect.” This is the idea that paint “gets lighter” the further you are from it–or something like that. It’s not a scientific concept, it’s more of an belief system. And it’s true. …

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