Pigment Expert Binders:  Ultimate  pigment  fixers!  

VMS offers three types of professional weathering powder fixers with different properties. Violet label are fast curing, reversible solvent-based ENML 2.0 fixers. Yellow label Alkyds are slow curing long open time fixers and green label are acrylic fixers. Simply pick your fixer down below and click the bottle picture to check out the awesome results you can achieve!

VMS ENML 2.0 Binders

The most versatile weathering product ever created! Fix pigments using any method including capillary action, make custom weathering liquids, prepare weathering pastes. Dry to touch upon solvent evaporation, formulated for speedy modellers. Although it cures instantly it is fully reversible with no time limit. That's right you can quickly fix pigments and remove them a week later. A truly artist friendly binder! Product comes in 3 variants: "standard" for matte effects, "extender" for semi-gloss effects and "gloss" for high gloss effects. Please click the bottle photo to see this product in action!

 

Can be used over any acrylic base and enamel bases by the following companies: Humbrol®, Revell®, Model Master®. IMPORTANT: Tamiya® enamel base coats are incompatible!

Combine with: Spot-on pigments

Finish: matt, semi-gloss, high gloss

Open time: short

Reversibility: full, any time

Available volumes: 50 ml dropper bottle

REVERSIBLE!

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VMS Alkyd Binders

Alkyd binders are a novelty in modelling world. Unlike ENML 2.0 this binder remains active in a pigment job after the solvent is gone i.e. a pigment job appears dry but can be further manipulated, you can remove portions of pigment to create very realistic results for instance flaking mud. This binder allows for a slow-paced, hassle-free work – you will have up to 9h to adjust your pigment job. Product comes in 3 variants: "standard" for matte effects, "extender" for semi-gloss effects and "gloss" for high gloss effects. Please click the bottle photo to see this product in action!

 

Can be used over any acrylic base and enamel bases by the following companies: Humbrol®, Revell®, Model Master®. IMPORTANT: Tamiya® enamel base coats are incompatible!

 

Combine with: Spot-on pigments

Finish: matt, semi-gloss, high gloss

Open time: Up to 9h

Reversibility: Within open time

Available volumes: 50 ml dropper bottle

LONG OPEN TIME

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VMS Acrylic Binders

​Acrylic binders ensure quick high gloss effects. This binder type is best for all kind of heavy, textured mud effects. It dries fast and gives pigments jobs glossy or matt finish, depending on your formulation.  Does not crack even if coats are very thick. Premium acrylic product - very high solids amount (>60%), not diluted. Comes in  two variants: "structuring" for maximum gloss, thick fluid and "finishing" which is thinner and has better flow so as to allow more control over the binder. Please click the bottle photo to see this product in action!

Combine with: Spot-on pigments, Acrylic disperser, SMART MUD XL activator


Finish: gloss to matt formulation dependent

Open time: short

 

Reversibility: Not reversible, removable with Clean Slate rmvr 2.0

 

Available volumes: 50 ml dropper bottle

MAXIMUM GLOSS

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Acrylic Disperser

If you have worked with raw acrylic resins before you probably noticed that it takes much more effort to properly disperse dry pigments within the resin. Pigments often stay clumped up and resulting pastes or liquids are lacking quality. This unique product, previously accessible only to paint manufacturers will solve the problem! It will help you while dispersing your pigments in acrylic resins to easily give them desired colour. Product not only ensures there are no nasty pigment clumps, it allows for the most economical use of your pigments, as well dispersed pigments colour the resin much better! With disperser you will be able to colour the same amount of resin as before but with half the amount of pigments! Please click the bottle photo to see this product in action!

Combine with: acrylic binders and resins

Finish: N/A

Open time: long

Reversibility: N/A

Available volumes: 50 ml dropper bottle

LONG OPEN TIME

At a glance!

Binders may seem complicated but when you take a look at this handy table all will become clear. Simply imagine what you need. For instance. "I need a high gloss paste to model fresh mud that can be reversed later if I make a mistake". Navigate the table - first find a binder that is good for "high gloss" effects. Alkyds ENML 2.0 and Acrylics all are fit for the purpose. Then check reversibility column - only ENML 2.0 offers full reversibility. Now narrow it down - only binder that is good for your purpose i.e. is both good for high gloss, fresh mud and can be reversed is ENML 2.0 "gloss action" type binder. That's that! You have picked your perfect binder! Click the table to expand it. 

VMS Pigment Binders guide table
 
 
 

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