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
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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. Reversible. Product comes in 2 variants: "standard" for matte effects and  "Wet FX" for 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: 30 ml dropper bottle

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VMS Alkyd Binders
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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. Product comes in 2 variants: "standard" for matte effects and "WET FX" for 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: 30 ml dropper bottle

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VMS Acrylic Binders
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​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. Please click the bottle photo to see this product in action!

Combine with: Spot-on pigments, Acrylic disperser, 


Finish: gloss to matt formulation dependent

Open time: short

 

Reversibility: Not reversible, removable with Clean Slate rmvr 2.0

 

Available volumes: 30 ml dropper bottle​​

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Acrylic Disperser
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Product ensures there are no nasty pigment clumps in a paigment- acrylic binders mix, 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

Open time: long

 

Available volumes: 50 ml dropper bottle

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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