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MODEL AIR is a range of liquid acrylic colours developed especially for airbrush techniques.

The formula contains a new acrylic resin with properties until now impossible to obtain in a waterbased acrylic.

The resistence, hardness and covering power of Model Air is superior to any known acrylic for airbrushing.

Bottle with eyedropper : 17 ml

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MODEL AIR is a range of liquid acrylic colours developed especially for airbrush techniques.

The formula contains a new acrylic resin with properties until now impossible to obtain in a waterbased acrylic. The resistence, hardness and covering power of Model Air is superior to any known acrylic for airbrushing.

 

Formula: The pigments used for airbrush colours need to be ground to the finest possibleconsistency to avoid obstruction of the airbrush valves. The revolutionary milling process of the pigments used in the Model Air formula gives the modelpainter technical assurance and finest texture when applying the colours to the model, and produces a very superior qualtity when applying the colours with a brush for miniscule details, for washes and transparencies and layered application of diluted glazes.

 

Colour Range: The colours have been very carefully chosen to provide the modelpainter with the references most frecuently employed. Tests have been carried out for overtwo years to develop the tonalities which correspond to the RLM, RAL and FEDERALSTANDARD colours commonly used. Colours can be mixed with one another, dilutedwith water, Model Air Thinner or Varnish or even alcohol, according to the effect desired,but we recommend the use of Model Air Thinner since this product conserves the properties of the colours.

 

Surfaces: Model Air adheres excepcionally well to all surfaces. The adhesion of Model Air to resin models, plastics, steel and white metal is extraordinary. A primer is usually not needed; if the object to be painted is very dark, a base coat of white or grey will help bring out the luminosity of the colours.

 

Application: Shake paint well before usage. Model Air can be filled straight into the airbrush deposit, and colours can be mixed in the deposit with no need to use an external device.

Model Air dries instantly when applied with an airbrush. It can be inmediately overpainted with washes, filters, glazes or drybrushed and/or overpainted with any kind of colours.

 

Varnishes: The range contains Gloss Varnish, Satin Varnish and Matte Varnish, all created especially for airbrush techniques. These new varnishes dry completely in 5-10minutes without leaving a tacky film. They can be applied straight or diluted with water or with Model Air Thinner. In some cases, one coat of varnish is sufficient. For more protection or gloss, use several layers of fine coats for best results. The varnishes mix perfectly with the colours of Model Air to produce different textures and tones which are more alive and luminous; the resulting surface is of a very smoothand satin-like appearance. The varnishes dry to a very tough and resistant finish, and itis recommended to clean the airbrush directly after using them (before 5 minutes have elapsed) to avoid varnish drying inside the airbrush. Once protected with varnish, (Gloss, Matte or Satin) Model Air can be overpainted with solvent based enamels or oil colours: they withstand cleaning with turpentine and even a light wash with alcohol. The resistance to abrasion of the colours ,once varnished, is superior to any other waterbased acrylic.

 

Thinner: The thinner makes the colours more flexible yet does not affect their covering power, adherence and opacity. The addition of thinner marginally extends drying time within the airbrush mechanism, and airbrush experts recommend always adding a few drops of thinner to the colours. (Water and alcohol can also be used, but they will alter the properties of Air Model slightly.)

 

Airbrush Cleaner: The Airbrush Cleaner is the definitive solution for cleaning the airbrush between colours. It quickly eliminates remainders of the previous colour used and at the same time lubricates the interior of the airbrush without damaging the mechanism, especially important in the case of airbrushes with plastic components. While airbrushing it is recommended to clean the nozzle now and then with a cloth moistened with Airbrush Cleaner; this eliminates the remainder of dried paint from that area, and will prevent the Airbrush from splattering or becoming obstructed. For a thorough cleaning of an Airbrush obstructed with dried rests of paint, we recommend a 50/50 mixture of Airbrush Cleaner and alcohol. Leave this mixture inside the Airbrush or better yet soak all parts in the mixture for 12 hours. After this period, rinse thorough with pure Airbrush Cleaner; this will protect the airbrush and keep its mechanism supple and resilient. If the airbrush is being used every day without a throught cleaning,it is recommended to leave it in the “ready” position with a few drops of Airbrush Cleaner in the cup; the next day it will be in perfect condition and ready to be used.

 

Presentation : Model Air is presented in plastic bottles of 17ml. with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills.

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