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    Which paint do most use for airbrushing around here? Iím loooking for some that has good pigment and plays nice with airbrushes?

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    Vallejo Air
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    I've used TruColor paints with good results.
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    I use earth colors, whites and greens and look to the prototype , red barns , depots in the railroads colors . An occasional brighter color is okay but I use that only on Main Street buildings.
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    Vallejo Air
    Same here.

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    Yep, Vallejo Air. Ready to go out of the wee container.

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    Unfortunately I haven't sprayed to many buildings yet, one of the last ones was my Gavilon building which was two tones of gray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Rail View Post
    Ok thanks all,, think I'm going with Vallejo Air,, is $48 for fifteen (15) 17ml bottles of various colors of my choosing a good price?
    The price is right , can you choose the colors yourself or is it a selection, if a box make sure they are all flat colors and no bright yellow or red or green.
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    My favorite colors are

    71.009 Duck Egg Green
    71.015 Olive Grey
    71.023 Hemp
    71.028 Sand Yellow
    71.031 Middle Stone
    71.043 Olive Drab
    71.046 Pale Grey Blue
    71.049 Medium Sea Grey
    71.077 Wood

    I have almost all the Vallejo Air colors , the above I use mostly for wood kits , I like using just different shades of greens , tans and greys lately , my first kits had more vibrant colors , some of them I wish I could do over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janbouli View Post
    My favorite colors are

    71.009 Duck Egg Green
    71.015 Olive Grey
    71.023 Hemp
    71.028 Sand Yellow
    71.031 Middle Stone
    71.043 Olive Drab
    71.046 Pale Grey Blue
    71.049 Medium Sea Grey
    71.077 Wood

    I have almost all the Vallejo Air colors , the above I use mostly for wood kits , I like using just different shades of greens , tans and greys lately , my first kits had more vibrant colors , some of them I wish I could do over.
    That figures, I didn’t get any of those, oh well maybe next time.

    Here’s the ones I ordered.

    Insignia White. 71.279
    Intermeadiate Blue. 71.299
    Hull Red. 71.039
    Light Blue rlm65. 71.255
    Light Stone. 71.143
    Sun Yellow. 72.706
    Gory Red. 72.711
    Cold Grey. 72.750
    Scurvy Green. 72.027
    Heavy Black Green. 72.147
    Dark Earth. 71.029
    Yellow Ochre. 71.033
    Burnt Umber. 71.040
    Dark Blue Grey. 71.054
    Aluminum Mettalic. 71.062

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    @Janbouli, have you found that the Vallejo Air also brushes on pretty smoothly using a fine-tipped brush? For touching up details, I mean.

    I use the aluminum right out of the teeny squeeze bottle to paint glad hands on the ends of brake hoses. Works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    @Janbouli, have you found that the Vallejo Air also brushes on pretty smoothly using a fine-tipped brush? For touching up details, I mean.

    I use the aluminum right out of the teeny squeeze bottle to paint glad hands on the ends of brake hoses. Works great.
    Yep , I use it with a brush very often , it's not only a good airbrush paint , it's a good paint.
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    Janbouli is right about Vallejo paints,I have found their paints to be great to work with both air brushing and hand painting.

    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwslater View Post
    Janbouli is right about Vallejo paints,I have found their paints to be great to work with both air brushing and hand painting.

    Robert
    15 bottles will be arriving today and can’t wait to try them and see for myself why y’all like them so much.
    Looking at the structures some of you have built using them are pretty convincing.

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