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Review - Italeri Acrylic Paints


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First up I must mention that this is a translation of a review of the new Italeri Acrylic Paint range taken from the Italian site  To view images and the original Italian review, here is the link:

So here is the translation from Google:

At Hobby Expo on 19 and 20 March 2011 in Verona, Italeri present the new range of acrylic paint brand recently announced the new catalog. The standard package for colors containing 20 ml of paint, that for the glossy, matt and satin the 35 ml and that for the diluent 60ml. The range for the moment includes 90 colors (three lenses), following the designation used for glazes and Model Master Model Master II and all reporting a match Federal Standard, ANA, or RAL RLM that certainly makes them suitable to meet most of the needs of those who create or military aircraft. I received a preview from Italeri some samples of these colors, absolutely non-toxic and odorless, which are vinyl-based acrylics, then the same affermatissimi of Vallejo (Model Color and Model Air) and Andrea Color that I hastened to try and which the following will report my impressions. Application by brush The bottle lends itself very well to be agitated as cylindrical and of a size not exaggerated and the color is mixed perfectly in a few seconds.

Open the cap clips, the nozzle which is fitted to the bottle allows precise dosage of the product once the palette is fairly thick. I decided to do the tests in the worst way, ie without cleaning the model and without any preparation that had a coat of primer or base. The colors I used in this phase were the Flat Sand Armor FS 30,277 (ref. 4711AP) and Flat Black F.S. 37 038 (rif.4768AP).

Both colors lie well and have a good cover both pure and with a slight dilution with water so as not to require the application of a second hand and are dry to the touch already in about fifteen minutes and with a matte finish so as stated on the packaging. Once completely dry, without deliberately handling the parts I found that in many respects behave like other vinyl-based products (Vallejo and Andrea) with a tenacious grip on a surface not unprepared. A light base of Tamiya Light Grey (XF-66) given to airbrush has meant that the problem does not reoccur Application to airbrush For this specific use I have only used the Armor Sand Flat FS 30 277 (ref. 4711AP) diluting it in two ways; using the specific product and with a 50% solution of water and alcohol. As already said the paint is rather thick, so I proceeded in both cases with a dilution of one third of color and two-thirds of diluent.

The mixture comes out well at a pressure of little more than an atmosphere without clogging Airbrush or accumulations of color dry on the tip of the needle or on duse. Again, if you use their thinner still presents a relatively easy to paint chips when you do not pay much attention to the handling of the painted surfaces, the adhesion of the color on the surface of the model improves significantly if the use of thinner "home" made of water and alcohol. Also in this case just a coat of primer or of another color (I used the same light gray Tamiya) to make it virtually invulnerable to the color maeggiamento more careless.


When applying the decal did not need the help of any specific product, joined perfectly and without problems Silvering, the only care I had was to brush the water in the area of application of the sign and "rolling" on the same with a cotton swab dampened always under water. Later I also used the Micro Sol and Micro Set (Microscale) and Mr. Decal Softer (Gunze) to see if it attacked the paint, something that has not happened. washings A color completely dry I did a wash with a selective Brunoi Van Dyck oil thinned with odorless mineral spirits synthetic. The behavior of color Italeri was perfect: the paint does not absorb at all the oil color which can be removed without any excesses alcin problem even after 24 hours using a wet brush in the said solvent, leaving no halo.

Brush Dry (Dry Brush)

I took all the dry brush with the first model with Flat Armor Sand (4711AP) and then I gradually added the lights with the Sand Flat (4720AP) and for higher ones, with Flat Skin Tone Warm Tint (4603AP). Again the colors are placed well, but care is needed to download the brush really well, because if too much color is any marks left by the brush become indelible, a problem also common to use this technique with the use of acrylics.


Given that the colors are a very personal question about the trovarcisi well or not, for what is my use - and applying military means to airbrush - I must say that I have found no qualitative differences with respect to the use of either Vallejo or so for the Andrea I examine the colors that I got to try was passed with satisfaction. But I'm curious to try also the only two metallic colors (the Flat Aluminum and glosso Silver) and the yield of Italian camouflage colors ...


For another viewpoint, check out the review at CyberModeler Online:

The range of Italeri Acrylic Paints is available from ModelAir in Newmarket.