Puzzled by Paints? Model Making Painting Basics 1: Acrylics – what you need to know

Acrylic paints are one of the most popular types of paint used for model making but what’s the difference between the different makes, the varnishes, and thinners; when would you use them and how.

If you think painting models was simply a matter or popping down to the local craft or model shop and buying a few pots of paint you’re in a for a shock. There are dozens of types and makes.  Even for the most common form of paint, acrylics, there numerous makes, types and additional products.

Model maker Davie Graham kindly guides us through the makes of acrylic paints, why you’d use Vallejo, Citadel, Army Painter, Tamiya or the budget Artist Colours makes; the thinners and varnishes and the advantages of each.

Thanks to Davie for his informative, helpful, guide.

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