War on the Road Paint Set

...by Lifecolor, from The Airbrush Co

One of the latest sets of paint from Lifecolor is another one aimed at the diorama builder, and very handy it is. I tried them out using a 1/3000 diorama base that is part of a Fujimi kit with some WW2 IJN warships, to give a port setting.(I will be adding a piece on this under the Kits section on this site.) The colours were brushed rather than air brushed, and coverage was very nice. Some useful colours in this one I think. Incidentally, the warships were painted using colours from the Lifecolor sets for the IJN (Imperial Japanese Navy).

Set of six matt acrylic LifeColor paints for emulating City and Surroundings, including Concrete Tarmac and Plaster on models and dioramas.

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 includes:

UA 743 Dirt Road
UA 744 Middle East Asphalt
UA 745 European Asphalt
UA 769 Plaster Wall
UA 770 Concrete
UA 771 Mortar
All you need now is to add your own imagination to these colours and your dioramas will come to life right in front of you.

Click on LifeColor Nationality Reference to see the range of colours suitable for each category in the LifeColor range.

Using LifeColour

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

Thanks to the UK importers, The Airbrush Co for our sample.

Robin