Reviewed by Geoff Coughlin (2010)
Our thanks to The Airbrush Company Ltd for supplying the review samples www.airbrushes.com
You will likely be familiar with the other entries in Here Now relating to these excellent paints from Lifecolor. Many of the other sets are thoughtfully collated into sets relative to a theme that will interest scale modellers. This set, in contrast is a really handy box featuring twelve basic matt colours that we’re likely to use for umpteen uses during the course of our hobby. Usefully, their respective FS numbers have been attached and that’s always useful for aircraft scale modellers as well as others too of course.
The 12 bottles of acrylic paint included are a good selection of colours. Specifically the colours included are:
- LC 01 FS 37925 White
- LC 02 FS 37038 Black
- LC 03 FS 33591 Yellow
- LC 06 FS 31302 Red
- LC 10 FS 35052 Dark Blue
- LC 15 FS 33245 Tan
- LC 16 FS 30076 Raw Siena
- LC 17 FS 30108 Brown
- LC 35 FS35044 French Blue
- LC 36 FS 33275 Leather
- LC 37 FS 30040 Burnt Umber
- LC 40 FS 34062 Dragon Green
These colours are designed to be hand and airbrushed and have good opacity and durability. Lifecolor thinner is recommended. The box back contains useful information on how to work with these good quality modelling paints, and that’s always useful.
We’ll be looking to incorporate these paints into some of our projects and so further information about what we find will be contained in the relevant Build Now and Finished Now scale model reviews.