Price around £20.50 GBP
Review by Geoff Coughlin (Sep 2013)
Our thanks to The Airbrush Company Ltd for supplying the review sample. Get this excellent set here now at: www.airbrushes.com
Water soluble acrylic colours for modelling and hobby. Lifecolor is excellent for paint brushing or airbrushing on plastic, resin, metal, vinyl, wood, cloth and ceramic.
This set has been developed to simulate dust over vehicles. The set contains 3 pots of powder pigments and 3 acrylic colours. The pigments and the colours have been developed to create realistic and harmonious effects. You can also use them in conjunction with other Lifecolor weathering products.
This set includes:
- PG 111 Northern Europe Dust – Pigment
- PG 112 Eastern Europe Dust – Pigment
- PG 113 Southern Europe Dust – Pigment
- UA 910 Northern Europe Dust – Acrylic
- UA 911 Eastern Europe Dust – Acrylic
- UA 912 Southern Europe Dust – Acrylic
Using Lifecolor Pigments
Lifecolor Pigments can be mixed with water, alcohol or other solvents and turpentine or white spirit for oil paints. Apply the mixture with a brush or an airbrush that has at least a 0.3 needle and nozzle setup due to the thickness of the pigment. You can also apply the pigments with a dry brush obtaining shades of dirt or dust. By mixing colours and pigments you can obtain a dense paste for simulating 3D effects, which can be very useful painting tracks or simulating rust. You can use a stiff brush with cut down bristles for applying your pigments.
Using Lifecolor Acrylics
- Clean surfaces to be painted
- For airbrushing, dilute the colour to a milky consistency using water or Lifecolor Thinner.
- Airbrush at very low pressures. (Iwata airbrushes give the best performance and atomisation at low pressures.)
- Apply colour in thin coats with a brush or airbrush
- Allow to dry completely between coats
- Clean your airbrush with airbrush cleaner and flush through with water.
We’ll certainly be looking for opportunities to try this set out and so keep an eye on Bill Curtis’s armour builds as he is likely to use them first.