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Matching Tamiya TS paint to Tamiya XF and X paint........HELP!

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  • From: Newfoundland, Canada
Posted by rodc on Thursday, April 2, 2009 7:52 AM

Thanks Jagdwolf...........and just like keilau asked, I also wonder where you got the list!

I have learned a long time ago never to trust looking at color swatches on the net......too many variables regarding seeing the correct shade.  Color shifts can occur with different monitors, video cards, the image itself, how the image was created - hardcopy scan or RGB color generated using HTML code...........

I agree with keilau that the swatches do not look the same but the TS-66 and XF-75 are indeed the exact same paint color.  I tested last night and I can spot paint with XF-75 over an area of TS-66 and after it dries, there is no difference.

I guess instead of looking at the paint number, we really need to be looking at the paint name.  The lady at my LHS matched the TS-66 with the XF-75 by simply looking for the same names on the paint display.

Thanks for your comments guys.....

 

RODC

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  • From: Windy city, US
Posted by keilau on Thursday, April 2, 2009 7:09 AM

Jagdwolf,

How did you get the corresponding list? I check the colors at the Tamiya USA and Tamiya Japan web site. The color tabs do not look the same, for example:

TS-66 vs. XF-75

TS-33 vs. XF-9

 

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: Navan, Ontario
Posted by Jagdwolf on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 11:24 PM

Here you go...

TS-1 = XF-64
TS-2 = XF-61
TS-3 = XF-60
TS-4 = XF-63
TS-5 = XF-62
TS-6 = XF-1
TS-9 = X-5
TS-12 = X-6
TS-13 = X-22
TS-14 = X-1
TS-15 = X-4
TS-16 = X-8
TS-21 = X-12
TS-23 = X-14
TS-24 = X-16
TS-25 = X-17
TS-26 = X-2
TS-27 = XF-2
TS-29 = X-18
TS-30 = X-11
TS-32 = XF-25
TS-33 = XF-9
TS-38 = X-10
TS-47 = X-8
TS-61 = XF-67
TS-62 = XF-68
TS-63 = XF-69
TS-66 = XF-75
TS-67 = XF-77
TS-68 = XF-78
TS-69 = XF-79
TS-70 = XF-74
TS-71 = X-19
TS-72 = X-23
TS-73 = X-26
TS-74 = X-27
TS-77 = XF-15

Hopes this helps out.

  • Member since
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  • From: Newfoundland, Canada
Matching Tamiya TS paint to Tamiya XF and X paint........HELP!
Posted by rodc on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 8:43 PM

Guys,

I am in the process of building Tamiya's I-400 Japanese sub and have a question about matching Tamiya rattle can colors with the corresponding XF or X bottles.  For instance, the kit called for TS-66 which is IJN Gray (Kure arsenal) and so I also picked up a bottle of XF-66.  The two grays are significantly different.  After talking to the lady at my LHS, she found that XF-75 is actually the same as TS-66 and so I picked up a bottle of that.

Now I have the same dilemma with the TS-33 color reference.  It would seem that TS-33 in the instructions is called Dull Red and when I searched Google for it, most matches came back as Hull Red.  Since I now have a difference in the color name and I know the 2-digit Tamiya color reference between TS- and XF- series paint also differ Censored [censored] Banged Head [banghead] Sigh [sigh].  How can I find the match to the TS-33?  I have a bottle of XF-9 which is labelled Hull Red and I am afraid that it may not be the same as the TS-33.  Is there any cross-referencing tables for Tamiya TS- XF- and X- series paints?

Any help appreciated..........sorry if my message reads a little bit confusing!

RODC

On the Bench:

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  • 1/35 Dragon Ferdinand (90% completed)
  • 1/48 Monogram F117A Stealth (75% completed)
  • 1/700 Colombo Express (15% completed)

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