Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by housecarl, May 1, 2013.

  1. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Does Vallejo distort white metal?:cautious:
    I dry fitted Scale 75's Casualty Toll, lovely.
    Painted all the sub-assemblies, then went to fit it all together.
    Now nothing fits, and I'll have to repaint nearly everything.:confused:
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  2. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    How heavy where you on the paintlayers, Carl?

    How long from that you painted it, did you wait to test the fit?

    Janne Nilsson
  3. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Vallejo puts a skin on all parts, afv modellers cover the torsion bars because it prevents the wheels fitting for example. I have had the same thing and must say it is probably one of the thickest paints even applied through an airbrush and thinned with their thinner.
    Not that it helps now but I prime in humbrol now by airbrush having assembled as many parts before and use Andrea as a base thinly. Andrea doesn't seem to do the same, on the humbrol undercoat that is but I am oils though.
    Not sure how to tackle it if you are using Vallejo entirely as I can imagine the frustration.
    I feel for you and hope you finish the piece
    All the best
  4. housecarl Forum Moderator

    My attempt at irony failed.:eek:
    The paint is only very thin.
    Some how nothing fitted by several millimetres,
    and after adjustment large areas need re-painting.
    Gone for a nice 1 piece 1/35th Hornet.;)
  5. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Sorry Carl, I was way off :)
    I have had problems with Vallejo though in the past
    Shame to hear fit was bad as I have been tempted by scale 75
    Best wishes mate
  6. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Thanks Gra.
  7. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    What I was getting at is that it sometimes is hard to fit parts recently painted as the Vallejo paint has a rubberlike surface until fully cured, which could take up to 24 hours. Trying to force the parts to fit tightly merely causes the paint to scrub off. On the other hand, I try to avoid painting areas to be glued, at all.

    Sorry for missing the irony, Carl! Isnt that in itself ironic? :whistle:

    Janne Nilsson
  8. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Ironically I like you irony Janne.
  9. renarts Active Member

    irony? I thought the problem was with white metal......;)
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  10. housecarl Forum Moderator

    It is garbage I must admit.
  11. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Oohh yes, pre-painting parts after dry fitting makes any part slightly change size, shape & therefore fit..... paint will distort space & time around these parts so that they no longer fit....

    Aircraft canopies, vehicle bits, heads to shoulders, arms to shoulders, hands grasping gear, what fits superbly once cleaned and dry fitted, is warped by the paint.....

    White metal, resin, plastic, photo etch.....nothing is immune....


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  12. Richard61 Active Member

    I like Vallejo paints but I only ever thin them with water. I got a large bottle of their thinner when I first bought the paint, tried it once and hated it. (n).......It thins the pigment but still keeps the liquid as thick as the paint straight from the bottle :yuck:

  13. Fabricio_Fay Well-Known Member

    I use to had this problem, but now wath i do is to dont paint the area of contact, doing this al the parts will fit. The problem taht ocur is that the paint creat a volume that change the size of the pices, and this milimiters in every corner will result in big diferences.


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