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R.E.:Tamiya Lacquers

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  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Winamac,Indiana 46996-1525
R.E.:Tamiya Lacquers
Posted by ACESES5 on Friday, October 05, 2018 9:33 PM

Since were loosing Model Master I need to find a replacement has anyone heard any news about the Tamiya Lacquers being imported to the U.S. yet.             Thanks for any info                                                                                    2 cents         ACESES5

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, October 05, 2018 11:03 PM

Not all of Model Master enamel line are going. Only certain colors. Model Master acrylics  still remain. Why not give Mission Model acrylics a try. There have been nothing but great praise on their paint line. I have several bottles in my stash with more planned to add.

Tamiya paint line are pretty limited as far as color goes. There's nothing wrong with their acrylic line so why not choose acrylics instead? Their lacquer line having 60 colors to choose from isn't something to be excited about.

My suggestion - stock up on colors you use a lot at your LHS. Various online stores still carry Model Master enamels.

  • Member since
    July, 2013
Posted by modelmaker66 on Saturday, October 06, 2018 3:06 AM

Outside of their initial announcement buzz I have not heard anything at all. They may not ship to the U.S. ever if there are restrictions with voc or if it did not sell well in other countries. You may need to go online for them. There is also MRP which is a european laquer paint imported by  Hobbyworld USA at: Lots of military colors. Let us know what you find.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, October 07, 2018 7:55 AM

I’m a MM enamel user too and need to look for replacements in the Military FS and RLM colors since some of them have been dropped by Testors. 

Mr. Color makes a solvent base acrylic like Tamiya and has a much broader color selection and are very good paints.

I’ve heard nothing but good things about MMP so I have a couple of bottles to try out.




Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Winamac,Indiana 46996-1525
Posted by ACESES5 on Sunday, October 07, 2018 4:55 PM

Thanks for the info I do plan to stock up on Model Master colors Scalehobbyist still has a lot of the colors left once again thanks all for the info.                Bow Down       ACESES5


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