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:

Pretty good for a one-eyed fat man.

…and some photos of the finished products.

A High Planes/Hasegawa/Revell kitbash.
Hobbycraft F-86F
Revell MiG-21F
My Life for You!
  • Self Leveling
  • Need for Additives
  • Coverage
  • Proper Drying Time
  • Compatibility
  • Stippling
  • Fingerprinting
  • Adhesion
  • Line Drawing
  • Availability
  • Color Selection
  • Smell
  • Price
  • Packaging

Double-Plus Good

I lerve Vallejo Metal Color. It solves the last remaining problem in the attempt to link gravitation to electromagnetism. It also allows for some kick-ass shiny metal model planes. All hail.

Disclaimer: The regular review numbers don’t really apply here–but how do you put the dew drops on the rose? This stuff is awesome. Take your little problem with my ranking system down the hall…

9 thoughts on “Paint Review: Vallejo Metal Color

  1. Thanks for the video – will have to try it out. Have used Vallejo’s metal by brush seems never to really dry up though the stuff seemed better once it was poured into a pot with a large lid so able to stirr the stuff.

    1. It doesn’t dry? The stuff I have dries at warp speed. Are you sure you don’t have a bootleg version? Perhaps spelled “Valejo?” Check where it says “made in China” an see if they’ve misspelled “China.”

  2. hello brushpainter

    thank u for your advise ,,, y just tried metal color yesterday , it’s amazing !!
    y tried true metal and mr color paint , and in my hand , the result is bad
    y have a good result with model color valejo metal but not the level of metal color

    did you thin the metal color ?
    after ? a varnish ?

    Again ,,, thank for your advise ,, y can start my f86 now !!!!!!

    criss from france

    1. No, I did not thin it (it’s very thin). I did not apply any varnish to the metal surfaces, but I did brush some clear flat over the decals themselves. Obviously, this requires a steady hand… as they say.

  3. ok
    your f-86 _seem very shiny !!!!!! only one coat ?
    but , sorry , y don’t understand what you did on the decals ,,, you put something on ?

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