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Vallejo Model Washes
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 03:05 AM UTC
Todd Michalak puts some of the new Vallejo Model Washes to the test and achieves excellent results with the limited color range he had to work with.

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 09:08 AM UTC
Very good review Todd that I found of help in answering questions on this product range.
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 04:33 PM UTC
Thank you Darren!!! And you welcome!

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 08:46 PM UTC
Very useful review... thanks for taking the time to try all the washes on your model and document the process on photos.

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 09:56 PM UTC
Thank you Mario!! I glad to give the a try and happy with the results as well!
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 06:48 AM UTC
Any idea where to purchase these in the US? I can't seem to find them anywhere!
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 07:04 AM UTC

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Any idea where to purchase these in the US? I can't seem to find them anywhere!



Here's one place, scroll down towards the bottom as the top ones are the original formula:

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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 07:07 AM UTC
Hi Jake,

I can't seem to find a location the sells the product directly, however, on Vallejo's webpage there is a list of distributors within the US. These supply local hobby shops. I would have to say that if a local hobby shop carries any of the Vallejo line, then one of these distributors can obtain it. Ask you LHS and see if they can be ordered, they may have a catalog to pick from. I checked one of the distributors' website and they list these washes as an in stock item, which means that they can be ordered possibly from a LHS.

Check this site http://www2.stevenshobby.com:5641/ Typ in the required information and this should give you a list of the LHS you can get them from!!

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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 07:44 AM UTC
Would thinning regular Vallejos work the same? Or do these washes have something added to make them flow better? Just curious.
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:33 AM UTC
Hi Kimmo,

I can only assume the Vallejo may have some sort of binder added to the wash to aid in the flow. I do not know as to the chemical make up of these but can tell you from using them that they are not quite like thinned down Vallejo paints. I would say real close but they grab a little more. If you let them dry a few minutes you can manipulate them stile. If they dry to long, I did have a little trouble removing or moving around...not at all like some enamel based products whereas you can clean them the next day or so very easily.
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:35 AM UTC

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Hi Kimmo,

I can only assume the Vallejo may have some sort of binder added to the wash to aid in the flow. I do not know as to the chemical make up of these but can tell you from using them that they are not quite like thinned down Vallejo paints. I would say real close but they grab a little more. If you let them dry a few minutes you can manipulate them stile. If they dry to long, I did have a little trouble removing or moving around...not at all like some enamel based products whereas you can clean them the next day or so very easily.



Good to know. Thanks