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Abteilung 502 or Wilder oils for weathering?

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: HTX
Abteilung 502 or Wilder oils for weathering?
Posted by Kien on Monday, December 04, 2017 9:35 PM

Hello everybody,

I am currently in the process of buying oil paints for weathering. I currently use Winsor Newton but want to purchase modelers oils. I am debating weather purchasing abteilung 502 (mig) oils or wilder weathering oils. Price is not a concern, because for me they are the same price.

Just incase this matters, I use tamiya acrylics with x20a thinner and seal with testors glosscote before putting decals. Then I apply a gloss coat over the decals (testors) and begin weathering. I am planning to use the oils for things like streaks and color modulation such as highlights over panels etc...

I know that if I get the wilder oils I will use wilder thinner.... but if most people recommend abteilung 502, what thinner do I get for that? Mig thinner for washes or abteilung 502 matt effect thinner?

Thank you all!


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  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 04, 2017 10:16 PM
Never have used migs 502 oils but i do use alot of mig washes,filters and pigments I bet the oils are at the same high standard of the other products they offer.


  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Monday, December 04, 2017 11:25 PM

I use abteilung oils and have great results. I would use the abteilung thinner over MIG. It is best to use a thinner by the manufacturer of the paint in all cases. I do not because I have turpenoid on habd. But I may use the abteilung thinner in the future.

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: MN
Posted by Nathan T on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:08 AM

You definitely want the Mig oils. I use any brand enamel thinner or turpinoid and don’t really notice a difference from the MiG brand thinner. 



  • Member since
    October, 2017
Posted by Clem on Friday, February 23, 2018 4:39 PM

Wilder's oils are fantastic.  Small tip for greater control and typically dry to a matte finish in 24 hours.



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