Paint Review: Vallejo Metal Color

As a part of my review of Vallejo Metal Color, I’m including a link to my video on how to apply it: …and some photos of the finished products.

When I reviewed Revell’s Aqua Color paint I gave it my highest rating. Only the crappy packaging filtered into the outcome, and took “the magical paint” down from heaven and put it in the real world where things have faults. But we all know that behind every “perfect” thing is an ocean of cosmetics and
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I’ve mentioned Golden several times because they make high quality artists’ supplies and, in general, I’m trying to promote the idea that plastic model kit builders should learn more about art supplies instead of being perpetually in the thrall of “hobby” products. So, of course, I had to review their fluid acrylic paint, because it
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The Mandela Effect is the name given to the phenomenon of false memory, when it concerns pop culture. The most famous example is the memory many people have of Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the eighties, which made it very disconcerting to see him become president of South Africa some years later. What makes
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Hello friends. It’s me, your kindly old uncle Dan, to provide you with another kind and generous review of a fine American product for everyone, regardless of their race, religion or creed. I’m only a little disappointed in Mission Models Premium Hobby Paint, because, given the single-minded way they promote airbrushing, I kinda had an
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I really wanted to like this paint. When I opened the Lifecolor jar I was hoping to smell the familiar ammonia of MM Acryl, but instead I noticed only a very faint alcohol smell.  The paint looked good in the bottle, but when I brushed it on, coverage was not too good. Combine that with
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Another widely available paint that can be adapted easily for brushpainting. The yellow and white don’t cover well, but colors like “Conrail Blue” are outstanding.

A surprising “dark horse” paint from the U.K. has all the right qualities–and it’s glossy…??

This paint is not sold in the U.S.A.–but it is widely available in Europe. We shall call it PERFECT. I dug out my old bottle of Revell Aqua Color dark green. It hadn’t been opened in years. When I unscrewed the cap, I found the dreaded sight of a paint that had almost gone “solid.”
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Tamiya Gloss Acrylic is a special weapon reserved for colors like yellow and white, and any bright glossy color that needs to have a perfect finish. WARNING: You need to be able to brush on the paint WITHOUT disturbing prior coats. That means brushing over previous coats once and once only. Four coats is normal. Each
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