Squeeze some of the putty onto a scrap of styrene or a glass palette. Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint’s resistance to enamel paints is a big advantage in the weathering process, too, as enamel paints are most commonly used for the application of washes, and depiction of dirt, grime and oil – in particular on military model subjects. I deal with the customers so the engineers don't have to! Thinners also help reduce tip dry, the dried accumulation of pigment on the airbrush needle tip. Expert modellers recommend using TAMIYA AIRBRUSH CLEANER for the best results. If you need fine detail and thin lines from your airbrush and opt to use a smaller nozzle and needle combination, then you’ll need to thin the paint down more with a higher ratio of lacquer thinners to lacquer paint. Thanks! Though it will thin Tamiya paint, never use water as a thinner. Goggles: Use protective goggles that can also be worn over ordinary spectacles. I am good at dealing with people! The self leveling qualities of the gloss acrylic are legendary. If you start with paint, the paint might get into the airbrush tube which could clog the brush or make it harder to clean. If your paint is too thick, you can clog up your airbrush. How to Use Tamiya Paint Thinners for the Best Results. Tamiya also has a retarder which is specifically designed to make the paint brushable, although it's fairly new and hard to get inside U.S. (3) Apply decals, use some sort of setting solution if possible (Microsol/Microset are what I've been using). We know what we know, right? Making wooden crates, by Sergiusz Pęczek 1) The resin PaK 40 AMMO crates are first primed with an AMMO grey primer using an…, Read Time: 2 minutes Quick Tip. Tamiya usually releases the same car as scale model kit. In the real world, there is always a discrepancy between that of theory and one of practicality. Both TAMIYA Thinners X-20A and “plastic friendly” Lacquer Thinner are excellent for TAMIYA Acrylic Paints, each for it’s own application technique. This stuff…not so much. You don't get much time to line stuff up, so try to get it all lined up before ya glue it. The answer is no. Mix in thinner until the paint is about the consistency of milk. Keep the nozzle clean to extend the life of the putty in the tube. The paint is tamiya ts-xx spray paint onto a tamiya plastic kit. How to properly use TAMIYA PAINTS is a technique involving a few simple practices. Why use TAMIYA THINNERS such as X-20A and Lacquer Thinner when as we have all seen DIY Videos on YouTube of scale modellers making up their own 200L or 50 Gal Drums of “thinner” for the same price of a 250ml bottle of thinner from the hobby store. Scale effect for 1/35th scale.XF-51 – KHAKI DRAB: 45XF-62 – OLIVE DRAB: 45XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 10, Paint Periscope first with Flat aluminum, then give three coats of the following mix,allowing time to dry for each coat:X23 – CLEAR BLUE: 1X25 – CLEAR GREEN: 2, Military: Russia From: Custom MixXF-58 – OLIVE GREEN: 10XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 2XF-3 – FLAT YELLOW: 1, From: Tamiya M2 BradleyXF-5 – FLAT GREEN: 4XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1, Military: United StatesXF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1XF-64 – RED BROWN: 1, Military: United StatesXF-5 – FLAT GREEN: 1XF-11 – J.N. The solvents in the Tamiya will not affect the underlaying paint through the acrylic barrier coat. In our next article we will talk about the paint and what makes it ‘paint’. The TS-8 red paint is very thin. Small details should be brush painted beforehand using Tamiya bottle paints for polycarbonate. The carrier is the delivery boy of paint, the solvent liquid and dispersant creating a flowing action onto the surface, otherwise the paint would resemble tooth paste. Conclusion. Drops, what do you mean drops you ask? GREEN: 70XF-60 – DARK YELLOW: 25XF-10 – FLAT BROWN: 5, XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 2XF-24 – DARK GREY: 2XF-27 – BLACK GREEN: 1, XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 15XF-24 – DARK GREY: 5X27 – CLEAR RED: 1, XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 19XF-19 – SKY GREY: 6XF-23 – LIGHT BLUE: 3X23 – CLEAR BLUE: 1, XF-19 – SKY GREY: 55XF-23 – LIGHT BLUE: 30XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 15, XF-61 – DARK GREEN: 7XF-64 – RED BROWN: 3XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1, XF-26 – DEEP GREEN: 8XF-61 – DARK GREEN: 1XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1, XF-26 – DEEP GREEN: 8XF-61 – DARK GREEN: 1, Aircraft: United KingdomXF-16 FLAT ALUMINUM: 2XF-2 FLAT WHITE: 10XF-18 MEDIUM BLUE, Aircraft: FranceXF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1XF-25 – LIGHT SEA GREY: 2ORAircraft: FranceXF-18 MEDIUM BLUE: 1XF-53 – NEUTRAL GREY: 2XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1, Aircraft: FranceXF-26 – DEEP GREEN:ORXF-5 – FLAT GREEN: 1XF-49 – KHAKI: 1, Aircraft: United KingdomXF-52 – FLAT EARTH: 1XF-64 – RED BROWN: 1, Aircraft: United KingdomXF-58 – OLIVE GREEN: 1XF-62 – OLIVE DRAB: 5, Aircraft: United KingdomXF-7 – FLAT RED: 5XF-9 – HULL RED: 1, Aircraft: United StatesXF-3 – FLAT YELLOW: 1XF-5 – FLAT GREEN: 1, Aircraft: JapanXF-3 – FLAT YELLOW: 1XF-21 – SKY: 1XF-58 – OLIVE GREEN: 1, Aircraft: United KingdomX3 – ROYAL BLUE: 10XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1X21 – FLAT BASE: 2XF-19 – SKY GREY: 1, Aircraft: United KingdomXF-18 MEDIUM BLUE: 10XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1, Aircraft: United KingdomXF-59 – DESERT YELLOW: 1XF-60 – DARK YELLOW: 1, Aircraft: United StatesFS35189 or BS(British Standard)485 used on upper surfaces of USN/USMC aircraftfrom 1941-1942. Painting With Tamiya Acrylics by Bill Wolfe I admit getting a little weak in the knees at the thought of painting my models with anything other than enamel paints. Cover the nozzle with your finger, and move the lever back. Then do more test sprays. They make really good stuff. By May 1945 there were 140 registered colours in use by WEHRMACHT organizations, HEER, LUFTWAFFE and KRIEGSMARINE. GREEN: 1, Military: United StatesXF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1XF-57 – BUFF: 1, Military: United StatesXF-5 – FLAT GREEN: 1XF-57 – BUFF: 3, Military: United StatesXF-52 – FLAT EARTH: 1XF-57 – BUFF: 8, Military: United StatesXF-65 – FIELD GREY: 1, Read Time: 3 minutes Professional Airbrushing Techniques Using Thinners The Benefits of Proprietary Paint Thinners / Reducers Why use TAMIYA THINNERS such as X-20A and Lacquer Thinner when as we have all seen…, Read Time: 2 minutes Quick Tip. If you don’t thin your Tamiya TS paint sufficiently and use small nozzle and needle sizes you may find that the paint clogs the nozzle and the airbrush becomes unusable. Wildly divergent colors make it easy to see the filler on gray plastic. The instructions for the Mercedes stated to use Tamiya AS-20 "Insignia white". Ref: Official Monogram US Navy & Marine Corps Aircraft colour.XF-18 MEDIUM BLUE: 3XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 1, FS 35042 (Non-Specular Sea Blue) is, of course, the colour of the top fuselagesurfaces of USN aircraft after 1942.XF-17 (Sea Blue) is a pretty good approximation of this colour, but to my eye, it looksa little too green, and maybe a little too dark.XF-17 : 6XF-8 : 6XF-53 : 1 (Maybe as much as 2 parts, but certainly no more), Further to this, the same colour, albeit in a glossy finish, (Glossy Sea Blue, FS15042)was used as the overall colour of USN aircraft after 1943. Adding black or white dulls and mutes the colours and should only be used for shading (black) making it darker or tinting (white) making it paler. How to Use TAMIYA PAINT MIXES and RECIPES, How to Weather and Finish a PzKpfw V Panther Ausf.G Tank Using Oil Paint. These paints are impervious to oil and fuels, so they can be safely used on gas-powered R/C bodies. Yes when using an airbrush most paint jobs are completed using a matter of drops, not bottles, or spray cans full, but drops. Never use these paints on plastic models. At Wonderland Models our Tamiya Acrylic Paints range consists of Clear, Gloss, Matt, Semi-Gloss and Metallic paints and Acrylic Thinners. XF-68 NATO Brown: 5XF-3 Flat Yellow:   4XF-69 NATO Black: 1, Mk.1 to Mk.IV Tank Body Plate and Sponsons, X-10 Gun MetalX-11 Chrome SilverX-12 Gold LeafXF-57 BuffXF-2 Flat WhiteXF-64 Red BrownXF-7 Flat RedXF-84 Dark Iron, XF-73 Dark Green (JSDF): 6XF-4 Yellow Green: 4XF-49 Khak: 3XF-27 Black Green: 1 (deeper green), XF-17 Sea Blue; Shading; drop by drop for desired colour contrastXF-4 Yellow Green: Highlights to lighten; drop by drop for desired colour contrast, XF-59 Desert Yellow: 5XF-62 Olive Drab: 5. Looking at the same crate from a different angle will change the colour again. Next we purchase TAMIYA PAINTS because we all know they are high quality, one of the finest. To keep the colour intensity alive, use the representative colour to lighten or darken. Yep, a little bit of this and a little of that, bought by the gallon or 4L jugs works wonders…right‽. Pigment is what gives paint it’s colour, the opacity to cover the substrate. Next we add after market Photo Etch, some Resin Figures, various accessories, Metal Barrels and Metal Tracks, now we have spent another $100 or more depending on the desired enhanced outcome. My local hobby shop stocks the Mr. Color leveling thinner so I'm going to try that out. I've been hearing quite a bit about these Tamiya acrylics lately and wanted to give them a try. After curing, apply another coat. 1.Shake spray can. Put a little thinner next to the paint on the palette. A moment of careful preparation prevents hours of pain fixing a botched paint job on the model you spent hours and hours building and crafting to your liking. After curing, apply another coat. © 2020 - InSCALE. I believe that the same finishcould be achieved by using the above mix, and clear-coating afterwards.XF-17 – SEA BLUE: 6XF-8 – FLAT BLUE: 6XF-53 – NEUTRAL GREY: 1, XF-62 – OLIVE DRAB: 3XF-4 – YELLOW GREEN: 1, XF-5 – FLAT GREEN: 1XF-21 – SKY: 3XF-65 – FIELD GREY: 1, Aircraft: United StatesApproximate FS33481XF-3 – FLAT YELLOW: 2XF-5 – FLAT GREEN: 1, X11 – CHROME SILVER: 4X12 – GOLD LEAF: 4XF-64 – RED BROWN: 2, XF-1 – FLAT BLACK: 4XF-7 – FLAT RED: 5X21 – FLAT BASE: 1, XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 6XF-63 – GERMAN GREY: 2X21 – FLAT BASE: 1, X27 – CLEAR RED: 8X25 – CLEAR GREEN: 1X7 – RED: 1, XF-52 – FLAT EARTH: 5XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 3XF-64 – RED BROWN: 2, X22 – CLEAR: 6X24 – CLEAR YELLOW: 2X19 – SMOKE: 2, XF-52 – FLAT EARTH: 6XF-1 – FLAT BLACK: 3X21 – FLAT BASE: 1, XF-64 – RED BROWN: 5XF-2 – FLAT WHITE: 3XF-52 – FLAT EARTH: 1X21 – FLAT BASE: 1, XF-1 – FLAT BLACK: 1XF-63 – GERMAN GREY: 1XF-64 – RED BROWN: 1X21 – FLAT BASE: 1, XF-52 – FLAT EARTH: 5XF-7 – FLAT RED: 4X21 – FLAT BASE: 1, General: United States From:XF-49 – KHAKI: 1XF-65 – FIELD GREY: 1, Military: United StatesWorld War II US Army Olive Drab. Both have excellent adhesion properties and lasting durability. An airbrush is a powerful tool, a joy to work with providing one understands air pressure, flow rate, nozzle distance, airbrush tips such as a Crown Tip, MAC Valve, Pre-set, needle size, double actioning, snapping on and off, holding it properly and most of all, cleaning it. With the scale effect applied, we have a realistic representation as if compared side by side, our scale model next to the actual vehicle. Additives are the secret sauce that make the paint great after extensive research and development. 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