Tuesday, November 29

SCA Urban Peacekeeper Force

Early Work in Progress
Originally uploaded by inrepose

Early work in progress on an urban SCA peacekeeper force. Airbrushing is complete and the decals have been added. I used Microsol to seal the decals which makes them very flat and smooth. After the Decals I used a coat of purity seal varnish from GW to seal everything ready for weathering which I have started with Oil paint and thinners.

The first coat of airbrush paint was Tamiya and I suffered as normal with super dry crumbs of paint. This dusty finish is the reason I switched to Vallejo and I was disappointed because it makes weathering difficult with a rough texture on the tanks. I am happy to make do though and will remember to dump the Tamiya before the next job. I am sure they are good airbrush paints but whatever I try with pressure and the alcohol mix I still get a sand blast effect. Back to Model Air again next time and I need some new colours.


  1. They look good, I've heard bad reports about Tamiya if you don't use their thinners. I have read reports that Vallejo Air is flawless.

    The models look cohesive and are taking shape nicely.

  2. I used to use Tamiya in my airbrush, before they reformulated it back in the mid 90s'. Back then you could use Formula 409 as a straight thinner with a 1-to-1 or 2-to-1 mix ratio. Always came out perfect.
    Excellent looking models Robin.

  3. Thanks for the tips. I am now pretty much 100% set on using the Model Air from Vallejo. I have had so many tricky issues with Tamiya and the model air never gives me any issues.


Thanks for taking the time to comment on the blog! Robin