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Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
pigment and paint identificationo
rowdycat
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 09:07 AM UTC
Looking at VaLLego and AK Interative paints. When ordering on line
how can you tell which are pigments and which are paint?
I'm doing something wrong.
Thanks for the help!
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:17 AM UTC
not sure if I understand right your question but paint comes in 17ml bottles like this:



And pigments in jars like this:

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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:18 PM UTC
You can also go to the Vallejo site and look at their catalog.
Most online vendors like Scalehobbyist and Squadron use the full color number broken down by paint line and type, Sprue Brothers uses both the full number and just the last 3 but organizing by paint line.

Then there is this handy free app called Hobby Color Converter that lists many different manufacturers, their paint lines, color swatches and catalog numbers. It's constantly updated and improved.
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 03:02 AM UTC
Thanks to all of you for this information.
Removed by original poster on 09/29/19 - 15:52:07 (GMT).
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 05:07 AM UTC
These are the sites for catalogs, brochures, tech data, and techniques. Lotsa good info and numbers for all their paints, pigments and other products.

Vallejo:
https://acrylicosvallejo.com/en/downloads/

AK Interactive:
https://ak-interactive.com/downloads/

Ammo of Mig:
https://www.migjimenez.com/en/content/8-ammo-catalogue-and-brochures
rowdycat
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 07:46 AM UTC
Thanks once again to every one!