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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
PostPosted: Thu 01 Jun 2017 15:07 pm 
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Sorry to hear your woes are still continuing mate. What airbrush/compressor combo are you using?

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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
PostPosted: Thu 01 Jun 2017 16:12 pm 
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I did that scheme using Vallejo primer and VMA paints a couple of weeks ago and it went on fine 8-)
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My first thought is the current ambient temperature :think:

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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
PostPosted: Thu 01 Jun 2017 16:34 pm 
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Still using the Iwata HPBS with an AS186 compressor with storage tank and moisture trap. Used the 0.5 nozzle for the main colour and switched to the 0.35 one for the camo pattern.


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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
PostPosted: Thu 01 Jun 2017 20:51 pm 
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Well, if the primer is acrylic, that rules out one idea.

You don't say where you are, but it's hot and humid here; hot would make the paint dry faster (to the extent that keeping a wet edge can be an issue), whilst humid has the opposite effect!

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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
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Sunny Norfolk! It's been warm but not stiflingly so.


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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
PostPosted: Fri 02 Jun 2017 18:33 pm 
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Mr TEL wrote:
Incidentally I used Tamiya primer - would that have made a difference?
It might well do :idea: I use Vallejo Primers :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
PostPosted: Fri 02 Jun 2017 19:22 pm 
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I use white Tamiya rattle can primer and Vallejo Model Air and find them compatible. Occasionally I get blocked nozzles and splatter, but I don't get beading up of the VMA on the surface. What Tamiya primer are you using Mr TEL?
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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
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The same as me then. It's expensive, but pretty good I think. It's strange that the VMA is beading up on the primer - could the VMA be overthinned? I haven't needed to thin it yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
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I'm with Piers, I've never thinned VMA :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Vallejo Model Air
PostPosted: Thu 29 Jun 2017 13:29 pm 
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Just a drop of it in the cup. Anyway, Back to Tamiya paints for the next project. Life is too short!

Another thing: ModelAir colours are always too dark.


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