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scale 75 paint users ?

Discussion in 'Acrylics' started by samson, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    anyone using scale 75 paints . ? don they come with a sbs included as the vallejo sets have these?
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Samson,

    I use the sets and they do come with a colour leaflet showing how they achieve the results but to be honest it's very much a small " how to"

    Nap
  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I started using Scale 75 paints 4 or 5 months ago and I love them! Nice colours and dead, solid flat finish... no more shiny blues, greens and reds:singing::joyful::singing::joyful: As Nap says there are leaflets in the sets but they only give two examples in each colour set and even they are a quick run through with teeny tiny pics.
    They are worth picking up and experimenting to get mixes and triads that you want!

    That's my two cents worth of nothingo_O

    Colin
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  4. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for yur opinion . I will have to check these out when I get back to things . Are they ard to arbrush?
  5. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    I'm slowly learning about acrylics using Scale 75 colours aided by an Andrea publications book. I'm finding them excellent.

    Cheers

    Huw
  6. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    are you hand brushing them or airbrushing them ?
  7. Fabricio_Fay Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Helo (y)

    I started using scale 75 paints last year, for brush and airbrush, they are excelent, and mat!!!!
    It goes very well with airbrush too. They dont have great leafle, but they have great vídeos in their youtube chanel, as this:


    Cheers from Brasil:coffee:
  8. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  9. Metal Extremo Well-Known Member

    Hi Samson.
    Scale 75 is a brand where the kits of the figures are thought to be painted with airbrush. Samuel, one of the owners, paints with aibrush using the saturation of the colour, so the logical is that his colours can be used with airbrush. I never used them so i cann't give you my opinion about. I read that are very matt, and pigment and diluent separate easily, so is necessary to shake it a lot before use. I know that some people keep them with the bottle upside down to recover the colour faster, and others remove with a drill and a paperclip befor use.
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  10. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    thanks for the info and for the links . looks like i am going to give them a try.
  11. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    They need shaking to within an inch of their life before you use 'em, but once you've done that they're great.

    - Steve
  12. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Regards all those who are....or want to use Scale 75.....yes they do need to be well stirred/shaken before using......
    A better/easier solution is to get some small stainless steel nuts or 5 mm ball bearings on e-bay.....and pop one into the paint bottle before using....
    This will drastically reduce the need for shaking each time :sneaky:
  13. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    If you have a jigsaw (electric, not puzzle) and a small pistol type clamp you can make a most awesome paint shaker. The skinny end of the clamp fits nicely into the jigsaw (obviously remove the blade first). Clamp the bottle tightly, I found it works best lengthways i.e. the jaws on top and bottom of the bottle. Switch her on and try not to smile.

    Not the most practical solution granted, but it's a lot of fun (and it does actually work).
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  14. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Disclaimer: If you try this and it all goes horribly wrong then you're just as daft as I am and deserve everything you get so don't try and sue me ;)
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  15. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    I am using them for hand painting and to learn about acrylics. What I've learnt is that they need to be prepared properly before use as with all other paints. I love the Matt colours fir cloth.

    Cheers

    Huw
  16. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks all for the opinions and tips
  17. Fabricio_Fay Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Squizzing and rolling is better than shaking for mix the paint.


    Cheers from Brasil
  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    i recently bought the Antares red, and 2 other bottles of blue.
    They are ok on the Blue, but i was very dissapointed with the red,very nice color out the bottle but when dried it almost does it to a chalky look, so the red loses all of its rich color.
    maybe i did not shake the bottle properly, but i was not happy with it.
  19. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Daniel, I'm completely sold on these paints for the ultra matt finish. BUT, you have to shake the shit out of them and for base coat, apply multiple thinned down layers... for example, for the zouave's red pantaloons I did 4 thin coats of the base colour to achieve a smooth flat base to work over. That was over white primer BTW.

    Just like women... beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Cheers my friend

    Colin
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  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina

    Thanks Colin, i will try to give it a good shake and try it out on the next project.
    best regards

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