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A few new Tamiya acrylics - hinting at new kits?

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A few new Tamiya acrylics - hinting at new kits?
Posted by KyleBragger on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:56 PM

Looks like Tamiya recently(?) released XF-88, 89, and 90, which are listed as dark yellow, dark green and red brown, intended for the "typical 3-color camouflage employed on German WWII vehicles."

I wonder if this means some new stuff is in the works? Or maybe they just randomly decided to release these colors?

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:59 PM

Considering their extensive catalog of German WWII vehicles, I don’t think that it is anything in the works. After all, they recently issued new RAF aircraft colors. I would guess that they are just addressing the fact that many of their original colors were generic and not matched to any standards like FS, ANA, RAL, RLM, or BSC.

 

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Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:07 PM
This is great news I love Tamiya paint but hate having to mix for the color I want, usually mix in batches making enough to last several builds. Hopefully they will be color matched well enough to get away from having to do that or at least have a better base color to start from.

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Posted by Phil_H on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:11 PM

The description applied to all three suggests they're just a lighter version of the originals to allow for darkening during weathering.

"It is a slighly lighter hue to allow for application of weathering, etc. "

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:55 AM

Nope. Not newly released colors....

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:59 AM

Seems to me they are just trying to catch up with the rest of the world.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:01 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Nope. Not newly released colors....

 

Actually they are. But revamps of colors they had previously issued. Like their second take on RAF colors and IJNAF colors. And they have come out with a few new colors in their extended line- IJN ship colors and JGSDF vehicle colors. Slowly but surely they are doing better in the paint area.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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