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Im thinking about investing in a proper airbrush for my Cadian mech army to get some good quality cover on the vehicles. I've read a lot about Vallejo Model Air paints, which are pre-thinned to provide the correct consistency for airbrushing. Have any of you had any experience with them, and in particular, does anyone know which of the dozens of greens that are available in the Model Air range is most comparable to Catachan Green?
Any help and advice is, as always, appreciated!
I don't think the Model Air paints are "pre-thinned". Not to my tastes anyway, it's pretty similar to their other paints. Model Air are good because is has a very fine pigment size that airbrushes on extremely uniformly. However all the paints I've applied with an airbrush have come out very smooth. I think it's just the nature of the airbrush. One big advantage though is that the model air paints don't clog the nozzle as fast as other paints. They probably are smoother but it's splitting hairs.
To get Catachan Green in Vallejo, you want Cayman Green from the Game Color range:
Game Color is their range of GW knockoffs with goofy spoof names.
If you are dead set on using Model Air you can always get an empty pot and mix up a batch yourself but in my experience it's not necessary, thinning the paint down is much more important for airbrushing. You need to use windowlene to take it down to about the texture of milk for the best results.
Last edited by Korona; October 2nd, 2010 at 13:25.
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Many thanks for the advice. I emailed Vallejo and they advised me that Russian Green in the Model Air range is the equivalent to Cayman Green, which in turn is the equivalent of Catachan Green.
Sounds like a longshot! When I get my airbrush i'll pick up some Russian Green and let everyone know how I get on.