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My P-51B Build.
STLDALE
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 03:57 AM UTC
Are there any pre made oil washes?
drabslab
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:30 PM UTC
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Vallejo; I just can't understand why some people like this stuff. I tried it several times and the result was poor each time.

The primer does not even seem to permit to correct some surface errors after priming, it just peels of.

Priming, airbrushing... it is already difficult enough without choosing a primer or paint that punishes every mistake you make.

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Vallejo is great for both airbrushing and particularly brush painting. The low toxicity of its thinner and cleanup products is a plus.
However the acrylic primers (not just Vallejo) are next to useless if you're iteratively filling/sanding and priming, and I don't think this is the intent for this type of product anyway.
If you're priming for aircraft (or armour?) you need a good lacquer based primer like Mr.Surfacer or Tamiya's surface primer, then you can go with whatever you like for your top and finishing coats.

my 2c.

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That confirms my experience and as I always end up doing small touch ups after priming (which usually makes every surface error very visible) vallejo is indeed nextto useless. Long live Ta&miya
STLDALE
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 02:40 AM UTC
I think I am going to go with the Flory wash.
It seems to be very easy to use.
So since I am using VMA I need to spray a gloss coat before using the wash?
What kind of top coat should I use?
I would prefer something in a spray can.
Thanks.
TotemWolf
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 02:50 AM UTC
For spray cans Testors and Tamiya both make a good product. I have use both in the past with good results.
STLDALE
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 03:17 AM UTC

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For spray cans Testors and Tamiya both make a good product. I have use both in the past with good results.



Ok. Are they laquer or enamal?
Thanks.
STLDALE
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 12:52 AM UTC
So I finished off my p-51 today.
I wont post pics as I dont know how and it didnt turn out so good.
Thanks for all the advise.
I am moving on to German AFV kits but will surely be back to build a P-40 Flying Tiger kit in the future.