How to use and get the best from Archive-X AX-Acrylic Paint 

Archive X AX Acrylic range is a hi Pigment vinyl water-based paint for Airbrush and brush use. Each has a twist top dropper nozzle and hi grade large shaker ball.

AX Acrylics are best stored at room temperature as cold environments can cause the paint to separate. This is easily rectified using the shaker ball included, just shake well before use each time.

The paint comes to you un-thinned and like most airbrushed paints, you want to aim for a consistency like milk when using the airbrush.

Use with our AX-AT Airbrush Thinners. The acrylics are a very different beast than our enamels, with all water-based paints you do not want to over thin for airbrush use as tis can leed to paint beading. 

When mixing in the airbrush cup, always start with the thinner first if not using a pre-mix. 

Apply the first coat in a very fine layer and build up slowly 

Different colours have different viscosity so a mix ratio will vary to get the desired consistency.

Our Acrylic is a much faster drying paint than the enamel. Allowing for masking work to start much sooner. Always use a low tac tape and make sure the surface area is prepared well and primed. All paint works better with Primer first but AX-Acrylics can be painted direct to plastic including Bandai plastic.

When dispensing the paint from the twist op bottle always re tighten to avoid spillage and  drying out. Always keep the tip of the nozzle clean  

Like most model paints, once the volume of air becomes greater than the paint, you could transfer to a smaller jar to help prevent the paint from drying out, thus prolonging the life of the product.


Archive-X AX range has a very flat matt finish with a very slight sheen. To achieve a glossier look spray or brush in heavier coats  


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AX Acrylic can be applied direct to Bandai Plastic, Primed surfaces are always best for paint adhesion.

How to paint scale models the ILM way - we will soon be offering tutorials with scale model painting techniques and scale model painting tips.

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