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Equivalent to FS34090, Humbrol 88, Revell 48Similar to Tamiya X5 (requires thinning with varnish 510)
Equivalent to Humbrol 91, Tamiya XF27
The Modelcolor range isÂ designed especially for miniature and modelpainting with a good covering capability and colours that give a natural effect. The 17ml plastic bottlesÂ each haveÂ an eyedropper device that keeps paint from drying and helps prevent spills.
Modelcolor has been formulated with permanent pigments for fine arts; all colors are completely lightfast and opaque, (with the exception of the fluorescent and transparent colors, which are semi-opaque). A few metallic pigments (in an alcohol base) are included in the range, since these give a harder brilliance than waterbased metallics.
The consistency of Modelcolor allows for an extremely smooth and uniform paintfilm, with no trace of brushstrokes. Professional model painters always work with a wet brush and dilute the paint with water or matt medium, applying many thin layers to achieve depth and shadows. Colours may also be diluted with other mediums for glazes and layered applications.
The waterbased formula has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is non toxic, inflammable, and doesn't give off noxious fumes. Errors can be corrected immediately with water or alcohol and Modelcolor dries quickly to a matt, even and waterproof finish. Exact drying time depends on the temperature and humidity of the environment of the surface that has been painted, and on the thickness of the paint layer - although the colors are dry to the touch within minutes, the water content continues evaporating and the paint acquires its true permanence several weeks after application.Please note that paints cannot be shipped to destinations outside of the United Kingdom.