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Tamiya X-19 Smoke

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Tamiya X-19 Smoke
Posted by roony on Friday, March 22, 2019 12:24 PM

I was tinting the sun roof on a car.  I'm not a great airbrusher, but this was one of my poorer attempts.  I did mix it with X-20 thinner.  Is there a difference when spray the Tamiya clear paints?  

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 22, 2019 1:22 PM
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Posted by roony on Friday, March 22, 2019 10:12 PM

GMorrison

Thank you.  That is one zombie thread.  And back to the "where are they now" thread.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:37 AM

I've only sprayed smoke for a couple purposes.  Exhaust trails on a Skyraider and post shading on bare metal aircraft.  I thin smoke just as I do with all Tamiya paints -50:50 with Isopropyl alcohol.

Here's the exhaust on the Skyraider applied with multiple coats

And a lighter touch for post shading on bare metal - still learning here

 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by roony on Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:14 AM

keavdog
keavdog wrote the following post 7 hours ago: I've only sprayed smoke for a couple purposes. Exhaust trails on a Skyraider and post shading on bare metal aircraft. I thin smoke just as I do with all Tamiya paints -50:50 with Isopropyl alc

ohol.

It worked for you.  Very well, I might add.  

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Posted by TigerII on Saturday, March 23, 2019 3:19 PM

Hey keavdog, nice job on the airbrushing of Tamiya X-19 Smoke. I bought a bottle but have yet to use it, because before Tamiya came out with that, I used to mix a 50:50 mix of Flat Black & Flat Brown, and I still do. I called it 'Soot'. I also thin the 'Soot' with alcohol. It works very well and it all depends on the amount you are going to apply. 

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Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:54 PM

roony

I was tinting the sun roof on a car.  I'm not a great airbrusher, but this was one of my poorer attempts.  I did mix it with X-20 thinner.  Is there a difference when spray the Tamiya clear paints?  

 

 
The transparent colours are meant to be used for tinting clear parts, but this can be a little tricky. 
 
I'd suggest airbrushing it in thin layers, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next. If applied too heavily, surface tension will pull the paint towards the edges of the part, leaving a gradated appearance (ie will be darker around the edges.)  
 
Now the problem is that when painting with gloss paints, which the transparent colours are, you need a decent wet coat to get a good gloss. Applying the tint coat in thin layers may not give you a good gloss.
 
What you can do i::
(a) hit it with a good coat of clear gloss after it's dry;
or
(b) apply the tint coat to the inside of the clear part and let the plastic itself provide the gloss. This is the same principle used for painting clear R/C and slot car bodies. 
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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:00 PM

Obviously doesn't work for canopies- I put this kind of paint down over silver.

Here's Tamiya green. I did six coats to get this.

 

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Posted by roony on Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:28 PM

Phil_H
What you can do i:: (a) hit it with a good coat of clear gloss after it's dry; or (b) apply the tint coat to the inside of the clear part and let the plastic itself provide the gloss. This is the same principle used for painting clear R/C and slot car bodies

Thanks for the tips.  I'll try putting a clear coat on.

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Posted by roony on Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:32 PM

GMorrison
I put this kind of paint down over silver.

Silver first? or the green then silver to give shine?

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