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New to Tamiya Panel Line Accent

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New to Tamiya Panel Line Accent
Posted by CutSandGlueRepeat on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:27 PM

Hey everyone, about to be out of town for a week so taking a break from modeling until I return. Once i get back in town, I plan on getting some of the Tamiya Panel Line Accent to take my models up a notch. And since I currently cannot use an airbrush in my current living situation, I am looking for other ways to make modeling more enjoyable as well as challenging.

So the Tamiya Panel Line Accent can be applied after I gloss coat my model, apply decals, gloss coat, then do the wash correct? Okay, when I am ready to remove the excess, I have read to use enamel thinner. But, since Tamiya enamel thinner is so hard to find in the US, can I use something easier to get a hold of, such as Testors enamel thinner? Just curious to see what some of you have used. I know that lighter fluid and mineral spirits do the trick, but trying to find other alternatives that work. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

 

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Posted by TankerEasy on Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:09 PM

From what ive seen, and done myself, is you put some panel liner on and allow it to set up for a bit, then take a q-tip with some thinner on it and blend/wipe off the excess until you're happy with it.  I used normal lacquar thinner and it worked just fine, hope that helps!

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Friday, June 22, 2018 10:12 AM
Just remember that whatever you use to wipe it off doesn’t react to whatever is underneath the accent. I always use an acrylic clear in between.
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Posted by Phil_H on Friday, June 22, 2018 10:51 AM

CutSandGlueRepeat
But, since Tamiya enamel thinner is so hard to find in the US, can I use something easier to get a hold of, such as Testors enamel thinner?

I've not used the Tamiya panel line accent, but plain old mineral spirits works fine with Tamiya enamels, so should be ok with this too.

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Friday, June 22, 2018 11:14 AM

Phil_H

 

 
CutSandGlueRepeat
But, since Tamiya enamel thinner is so hard to find in the US, can I use something easier to get a hold of, such as Testors enamel thinner?

 

I've not used the Tamiya panel line accent, but plain old mineral spirits works fine with Tamiya enamels, so should be ok with this too.

 

Yes this is what I use and it works just fine.

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Posted by CutSandGlueRepeat on Friday, June 22, 2018 3:12 PM

Thank you all for the feedback. Just wanted to make absolutely sure I didn't need to have Tamiya thinner as the only option. Looking forward to trying this stuff out in the near future!

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Friday, June 22, 2018 3:28 PM

Dont use lacquer thinner! It may strip the paint. Mineral spirits is fine.

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Posted by TankerEasy on Saturday, June 23, 2018 4:54 AM

modelmaker66

Dont use lacquer thinner! It may strip the paint. Mineral spirits is fine.

 

 

i need to pick up some normal mineral spirits Whistling

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