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Trumpeter P-40F Experiment with Vallejo Metal Color

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This one sat on the SOD for a while. I built this to test/experiment with the Vallejo Metal Color paints. After the near disaster i had with the P-38, i needed to iron these out. I used The Vallejo stuff for all NMF colors on the build, but using Tamiya primer. What i found is these paints work great!! I have no reason not to reach for these as long as i don't use their primer, i used Tamiya rattlecan primer on this. There is absolutely no accuracy as far as decal color scheme goes, this was only a test!!

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Don

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1 hour ago, dmthamade said:

After the near disaster i had with the P-38, i needed to iron these out.

 

Don

 

What P-38 are you referring to? Is it a 1:32 kit?

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Stunning result, it looks spot on to my eyes. One question though: did you airbrush and / or thin them?

If so, what thinner did you use? 

I used their steel metal brushed on some MG barrels and it worked great.

 

Lothar

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Thanks for the positives, guys!! For an older finish, I think these paints are great. I don't know how they would be as a glossy new finish. A smooth glossy primer would be the place to start, maybe one coat of primer and one coat of gloss black or even gloss clear. The P-38 disaster was when I built the Trumpeter Lightning for the Color my World Blue GB. First time I used the Vallejo Metal Color paint. Stuff came off with the masking tape. Had to strip off all and start over. 

 I airbrushed these paints, thinned them with the Vallejo Airbrush Thinner. Sprayed nicely, and that's using a Testors Aztek.

 

Don

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