Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

New Metallic Paints - Oh Shiny

Got home this afternoon to find a nice little box awaiting my attention. Inside was three pots of metallic paint which I had ordered along with a resin base for the RAF Pilot I have almost finished. I ordered the items Sunday evening and here they are, so great service and well wrapped items.

I bought them from Model Display Products who I first saw at Triples this year and who is assured more purchases from me in the future as his gear is very nice indeed.

These are Mr. Metal Color paints by err Mr. Hobby and cost £3 each. Each tub is 10ml of paint so it's not going to be the cheapest metallic paint you will buy (it's about twice the price of Vallejo) but it's not just any old paint. I have yet to have a play but I had seen the effects that you can get from using it. You see it goes on rather matt but if you rub away the top surface it becomes shiny and the colour is more pronounced. I hope to try a few tricks with it towards the weekend so will update you with a few work in progress shots.

Here is the base, I was expecting a square one but this one looks better so all in all I am very pleased with my purchases.


  1. I like the sound of the paint, metallic colours can be a curse.

  2. I may just have to try those out. I was rather fond of Humbrol Metal Cote (i think that's what it is called?), which could be 'polished' once dry but i stopped using it ages ago when i made the switch from oils to acrylics.

    Thanks for the 'heads-up' :)


  3. I have heard about these paints and they are meant to be the best metallic paints out there. I cant wait to see the results with them

  4. I know the guy behind MDP a very nice bloke and a real figure collector
    Peace James

  5. Wonder if this is in the US? May be worth exploring, looking forward to seeing results.

  6. It's good paint all right. Enjoy!


  7. Those paints look intriguing. Metallic paints tend to give me a bit of a hard time. Looking forward to seeing how they work for you.

  8. Seen these paint being used in a Miniature mentor video.. am very curious on your take of them as well though. Hoping that they do the trick for you!

  9. @ Fran, well I plan to have a quick play now, answers as early as tomorrow?

    @ Dave, at Triples Martyn was explaining to the guy in front of me how to use them. I was tempted at the time but it was towards the end of the day and I wanted NOT to start paying on the old card but took his details for the eventual order I knew was coming

    @ PanzerKaput, That's the gist of what he was saying, he showed us the effects on a painted figure but I was mindful that the painter was far more skilled than I.

    @ James, yes he seemed VERY genuine and that was a big part of why I wanted to buy them from him and the plugging of his site.

    @ Styx, I am sure they will be. The manufacturer is based in Japan and spelt colour "color" which makes me think that an American market was the aim.

    @ Aaron, oooh another recommendation

    @ Anne, you and me both, though Vallejo work fine enough for most it's the Fantasy and 28mm + that I want to try out

    @ M R Lee, me too, I am rather hoping I can write up a positive result