login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

LifeColor [ MORE REVIEWS ] [ WEB SITE ] [ NEW STORIES ]

First Look Review
Stone Grey
Stone Grey
  • move

by: Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]

Lifecolor have released a handy set of six acrylic colours for painting stone surfaces. Despite the set being named “Stone Grey”, in fact the colours range through browns and tans too - and, of course, they are inter-mixable to allow an even more variety.
 
The set comprises:
UA780 - Blue Stone
UA781 - Brown Stone
UA782 - Dark Sand Stone
UA783 - Green Stone
UA784 - Reddish Stone
UA785 - Light Stone

 
The names are really only a guide - for instance, Blue Stone actually isn’t at all blue - but all the colours are very usable, and the combination will provide a good basic palette for stone and groundwork in dioramas and vignettes .
 
The paints are in 22 ml plastic screw top pots and have a creamy consistency. They work well undiluted for brush painting and you can simply clean the brush with water unless you’ve let the paint dry on it. If you have, then isopropyl alcohol will do the trick.
 
For airbrushing, I’ve tried Lifecolor’s own-brand thinners and Windsor & Newton's Acrylic Flow Improver and both give good results. Once again, so long as the paint hasn’t dried, you can clean the airbrush with water, but I still prefer isopropyl alcohol to be on the safe side.
 
For the colour tests, I brushed two coats onto plain white paper and and let the paint dry thoroughly to allow for any changes in hue. Most of the results matched the printed reference patches on the boxtop well, although Light Stone was noticeably cooler.
 
The box has multilingual English, French, Italian and German on the bottom, and the paints are also available individually if you find you’re running short of any particular colour.
 
Conclusion
Lifecolor’s “Stone Grey” set offers a good selection of colours for painting groundwork and masonry. The paints are easy and straightforward to use, with very little odour and are simple to clean up.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AEROSCALE.
SUMMARY
Highs: High quality acrylic paints in a useful range of colours.
Lows: None noted.
Verdict: The "Stone Grey" set will provide a good basic colours for painting groundwork and rock surfaces.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: CS 40
  Suggested Retail: £17.99
  PUBLISHED: Jun 25, 2017
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.62%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.44%

Our Thanks to Airbrushes.com!
This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.
View Vendor Homepage  More Reviews  

About Rowan Baylis (Merlin)
FROM: NO REGIONAL SELECTED, UNITED KINGDOM

I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...

Copyright ©2017 text by Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


Reader Reviews
Do you own this item and want to review it? You can add your review of the item here. Please read the reader review instructions before posting.


Comments

Stones and timber - two of my favorite subjects to paint in dioramas.
JUN 25, 2017 - 10:39 AM
Tip: Just hit enter to submit your reply!
   

What's Your Opinion?


Photos
Click image to enlarge
  • move
  • move