Acrylic airbrush colors for fantasy figures
Game Air is a range of water-based, matte acrylic colors, developed especially
for airbrushing. In the formulation of this range various new resins have been
selected for qualities which up till now had not been achieved in water-based
colors. The strength, resistance and covering power of Game Air is superior to
any acrylic airbrush color currently available and also allows for application
by brush to highlight the smallest details of the miniature. The pigments have
been selected according to their degree of light-fastness and optimum
micronization. The effects of washes and transparencies can be obtained by
diluting the colors; all colors and varnishes can be mixed together and
diluted with Airbrush Thinner.
The colors in the range have been selected in collaboration with modelers
specialized in fantasy figures and dioramas, and the existing colors in the
Game Color range have been taken into particular consideration. The names and
shades of the most popular colors of Game Color have been maintained in Game
Air, using the formulation and resins employed for Model Air (see Equivalency
Table). In the color chart we include a diagram of the most frequent color
combinations: base color, light and shadow.
Game Air has exceptional performance on all materials. The adhesion of the
colors on resin, plastic, steel and white metal is extraordinary. Moreover the
surfaces do not require previous priming. Only in the case of a very dark base
may it be useful to first apply a primer in order to increase the brightness
of the final colors.
How to Use
Shake well before using. Pour the paint directly into the airbrush, either
undiluted or previously diluted with Thinner (71.261). Colors can be mixed in
the cup of the airbrush. Game Air dries almost instantly on the model and
permits immediate application of aging processes as well as the use of washes,
pigments, and dry-brush techniques.
The varnishes have been formulated especially for airbrushing. Drying is very
fast and does not leave fingerprints (no tack). Varnishes can be applied
directly or diluted with distilled water or Thinner 71.261. In some cases, a
layer of varnish is enough but if more layers are required, an interval of 5
minutes is suggested between each coat. Once protected by the varnish, the
colors resist the application of oils, glazes, and even pure turpentine and
light washes with alcohol.
The Airbrush Thinner can give more flexibility to the color without causing a
loss of adhesion, opacity and covering properties The product also helps to
delay the drying of paint inside the airbrush mechanism, so that is advisable
to add a few drops of Thinner while working. For dilution with Thinner, the
recommended proportion is 1 part Thinner to 3 parts paint .Distilled water
the properties of Game Air but is not incompatible.
Airbrush Cleaner is the solution for cleaning the airbrush between one color
and another. The product quickly removes the remains of the old paint and also
lubricates the airbrush without damaging its mechanism. While painting, the
tip of the airbrush should be cleaned occasionally with a cloth moistened with
cleaner to remove traces of dried color; this will prevent splattering or the
clogging of the airbrush. Airbrush cleaner can also be used on the model as a
stripper to remove paint or to correct errors in the application
of the colors.
The water-based acrylic-polyurethane primers dry quickly to the touch, and
confer a mat, self leveling base coat of extraordinary resistance; the
painting of the model can be continued almost immediately.
The product can be used by brush or airbrush to create effects of wear,
rubbing and chipping on acrylics.
Game Air has the following international safety certificates: EN71-3:2013 and
ASTM D-4236. These independent certifications guarantee that no harmful
substances are used which could pose a risk to the health of both the user and
The viscosity of Air Game lets you work with airbrushes as small as 0.2 mm
without diluting the colors. Environmental conditions can alter the viscosity
of the product and cause the need for further dilution. We recommend working
with a compressor pressure between PSI 10-15, 0.75-1.10 Bar, (0.5-1 kgs).