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Shortage of Tamiya Acrylic Paint?
Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 8:25 AM

Just getting this out there not sure it there is really anything to it or not but, I was wondering why Hobbylinc has a lot of it out of stock. So, I went to internethobbies.com and they had an anouncment on their tamiya acrylic paint page of the shortage and a limit on your purchase to one bottle per color.

https://internethobbies.com/collections/tamiya-acrylic-paints?page=4

 

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 12:12 PM

Hi, Tick -

My hobby shop guy says "it's due to California and their tightening of shipping rules/reg's." His description, not mine. Maybe Tamiya distribution is hampered by haz mat considerations. What's next, finish models with crayon's? 

Patrick

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 12:28 PM

Hmmm...not sure about that one stopping other folks around the country from having them in stock. After all the lunatic's that run the state of California ban a lot of things the rest of us are still able to get.

 

 

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2:01 PM

It is imported via California. That is where it all arrives so their regulations effect all of us.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 4:13 PM

Again.... Nanny State of California. What a bunch of sticklers. What’s next? They say it causes deformations in unborn children? 

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 6:08 PM

Scalehobbyist has a good stock of Tamiya; very few backordered products. Patrick, where can I get those crayons?

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 6:23 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Again.... Nanny State of California. What a bunch of sticklers. What’s next? They say it causes deformations in unborn children? 

 

You should try living here... I can’t wait to retire and leave next year.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 6:53 PM

Tickmagnet

Hmmm...not sure about that one stopping other folks around the country from having them in stock. After all the lunatic's that run the state of California ban a lot of things the rest of us are still able to get.

 

The State of california is not run by lunatics. I live in the State and I'm very proud of the quality of life here. Yes, it's very expensive, but it is a very successful State.

The reason that Internet Hobbies has stopped selling Tamiya paint is posted on their website. Tamiya has instituted a set-price policy, where retailers cannot discount Tamiya products. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 7:05 PM

stikpusher

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Again.... Nanny State of California. What a bunch of sticklers. What’s next? They say it causes deformations in unborn children? 

 

 

 

You should try living here... I can’t wait to retire and leave next year.

 

We'll miss you.

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 7:34 PM

GMorrison

 

 
Tickmagnet

Hmmm...not sure about that one stopping other folks around the country from having them in stock. After all the lunatic's that run the state of California ban a lot of things the rest of us are still able to get.

 

 

 

The State of california is not run by lunatics. I live in the State and I'm very proud of the quality of life here. Yes, it's very expensive, but it is a very successful State.

 

The reason that Internet Hobbies has stopped selling Tamiya paint is posted on their website. Tamiya has instituted a set-price policy, where retailers cannot discount Tamiya products. 

 

Good to know that info. I suppose the banner announcing a shortage was a lie then. Hmmmm... I better second guess doing business with them I suppose. Thanks for the info.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 9:04 PM

GMorrison

 

 
Tickmagnet

Hmmm...not sure about that one stopping other folks around the country from having them in stock. After all the lunatic's that run the state of California ban a lot of things the rest of us are still able to get.

 

 

 

The State of california is not run by lunatics. I live in the State and I'm very proud of the quality of life here. Yes, it's very expensive, but it is a very successful State.

 

The reason that Internet Hobbies has stopped selling Tamiya paint is posted on their website. Tamiya has instituted a set-price policy, where retailers cannot discount Tamiya products. 

 

I heartily disagree with you about the management of California my friend, that’s why I’m leaving. Something that I never thought that I would do years ago. but we can speak of that via other channels per the rules of this site

 

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

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 9:54 PM

Oh it’s ok I don’t need to try to convince you of anything. I have the highest respect for you.

On the subject of leaving because the boss is a lunatic, well...

I'm sure your reasons are more like mine would be. Warmer weather, proximity to the offspring, what the XO wants.

I'd hope to visit you in AZ my friend.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, May 02, 2019 6:45 AM

stikpusher

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Again.... Nanny State of California. What a bunch of sticklers. What’s next? They say it causes deformations in unborn children? 

 

 

 

You should try living here... I can’t wait to retire and leave next year.

 

I‘ll pass. New York State is no better. Our nutty guy is talk8ng about legalizing pot. I get sick on the fumes from marijuana. I’m all for medicinal pot, but not recreational pot.

He also put a ban on plastic bags in supermarkets and stores. Now you have a choice - paper or plastic. If you want plastic, prepare to pay a 5 cents fee for EACH plastic bag. Geez, we’re getting taxed to death even more. 

So, I feel your pain Carlos.Cool...

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, May 02, 2019 8:26 AM

GMorrison

 

 
Tickmagnet

Hmmm...not sure about that one stopping other folks around the country from having them in stock. After all the lunatic's that run the state of California ban a lot of things the rest of us are still able to get.

 

 

 

The State of california is not run by lunatics. I live in the State and I'm very proud of the quality of life here. Yes, it's very expensive, but it is a very successful State.

 

The reason that Internet Hobbies has stopped selling Tamiya paint is posted on their website. Tamiya has instituted a set-price policy, where retailers cannot discount Tamiya products. 

 

Just went and I think I read what you were talking about. It's a post from May of 2018 and they are not stopping the sale of Tamiya paints they were simply letting folks know about the pricing and that Tamiya products would not get any discounted pricing because of Tamiya's set pricing.  so perhaps the shortage is real. I guess only time will tell.

https://internethobbies.com/blogs/news/tamiyas-new-minimum-advertised-price-program-starts-june-1-2018

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 02, 2019 10:39 AM

[quote user="BlackSheepTwoOneFour"

I‘ll pass. New York State is no better. Our nutty guy is talk8ng about legalizing pot. I get sick on the fumes from marijuana. I’m all for medicinal pot, but not recreational pot.

He also put a ban on plastic bags in supermarkets and stores. Now you have a choice - paper or plastic. If you want plastic, prepare to pay a 5 cents fee for EACH plastic bag. Geez, we’re getting taxed to death even more. 

So, I feel your pain Carlos.Cool...

 

[/quote]

Medicinal marijuana is a slippery slope. we had that for a dozen or so years before recreational marijuana was legalized by popular vote. (I still would like to know how state law can override a federal law in the legality of an item) Medicinal Weed was legalized for specific situations- cancer, glacoma, etc. Imget it and wont fight that- especially for the appetite aspect of folks undergoing chemo. Whatever works, use it. But..... Within a short time period, scripts were being written for every generic complaint under the sun and moon. And now with recreational marijuana legalized, one can walk down the street smoking a joint perfectly legally, yet go to jail for doing the same thing drinking a beer. When I do my bike rides, I constantly smell it coming from passing cars, or from parked cars where users are “hot boxing”. Yet laws for enforcement, or technology for court conviction have not kept up. I’m sorry folks, both alcohol and marijuana alter the body’s senses affect one’s ability to drive. But hey, it’s not like more people are killed annually every year by traffic collisions, than by firearms...

We have that plastic bag tomfoolery here too. And now one must ask for a straw with your beverage (alcholoholic beverages excluded) in a restaurant. In the grand scheme of things these are first world problems. Annoying, but not really big deals.

But lets go to California‘s changes to criminal law. It’s catch and release now because so many felonies have been downgraded to misdemeanors. Repeat offenders can keep on offending. Can’t keep ‘em in jail or prison. Well, I can see the writing on the wall of heading back to the crime rates of the 70’s and 80’s that caused “three strikes“ to be introduced.

So to my once formerly beloved Golden State I will be saying “so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good bye... I bid adieu, to you, and you, and you!”. I’ll stop at the bridge over the Colorado River in Blythe, take off my watch, throw it on the ground and head elsewhere... cue up Steppenwolf (just kidding about the watch part)

BTW, this was not a rant, merely a point by point call out of some of the things degrading the quality of life for the average law abiding citizen of the state.

 

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

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 02, 2019 10:57 AM

I hear the bench calling my name.

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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, May 02, 2019 12:34 PM
Hearing about all the crazy things going on out in California, Washington state and New York it lets me know how lucky I am to live in the great state of Indiana

Clint

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, May 02, 2019 12:45 PM

Rambo
Hearing about all the crazy things going on out in California, Washington state and New York it lets me know how lucky I am to live in the great state of Indiana
 

That has got to be the funniest thing I have read, or will read, this month. Toast

Edit: I think if you are serious or if you are tongue-in-cheek it's ok for me either way to consider it very funny, right?

-Greg

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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, May 02, 2019 2:47 PM

Greg

 

 
Rambo
Hearing about all the crazy things going on out in California, Washington state and New York it lets me know how lucky I am to live in the great state of Indiana
 

 

 

That has got to be the funniest thing I have read, or will read, this month. Toast

Edit: I think if you are serious or if you are tongue-in-cheek it's ok for me either way to consider it very funny, right?

 

I love it here in Indiana, we do have that one mayor from I think south bend? That's been on tv alot here lately. If that's what your think is funny I agree, but if you ignore him and a few others it's a great place. It doesn't have the beauty of back home in Tennessee but all the great hardworking people make up for it.

Clint

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 02, 2019 3:01 PM

Well, not to derail this thread any further, has anybody noticed an actual shortage of Tamiya paints at any physical stores where they normally buy them? I haven’t seen it here. The inventory racks are well stocked locally. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, May 02, 2019 3:07 PM
The LHS here is just as stocked as always too

Clint

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 02, 2019 3:12 PM

Me too. But it's expensive.

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Posted by Crimm on Thursday, May 02, 2019 3:14 PM

They mostly seem to be in stock at the tamiyaUSA site. A few of the more popular military colors and clears are sold out at the moment though, but you can request to be notified when they're back in stock. I'm not sure it's a shortage, I think some colors are just particularly popular across multiple genres. TamiyaUSA is based in california as well, and their news page is up to date but they haven't mentioned a shortage yet.

https://www.tamiyausa.com/shop/paints/bottles/all/

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, May 02, 2019 4:14 PM

Rambo
I love it here in Indiana..........

By golly Clint, I applaud your loyalty to our home state. I like it too, except for the weather in the winter and the potholes.

Yes

I guess Stik is right, this is pretty off-topic. Embarrassed

-Greg

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Posted by BarrettDuke on Thursday, May 02, 2019 4:28 PM

I've noticed the Tamiya racks at my usual hobby shops in Montana and Maryland have been pretty bare lately. Barrett

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 02, 2019 4:43 PM

GMorrison

Me too. But it's expensive.

 

But it sure is convienient to pop down to the local shop when you’re running low on or out of a color... shipping takes days... Crying

 

Wink

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 02, 2019 5:10 PM

The nearest LHS still standing is about 70 miles away. I really depend on scalehobbyist.com. They are great.

When you are out there in Tombstone you are going to rely on that UPS truck. Or is it still Pony Express?

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 02, 2019 7:18 PM

Not even a chain store, RC, or railroad hobby store by you GM? That sucks. 

The locations we are looking at in AZ has a couple shops within a 30 minute driving radius.  And an IPMS Chapter. I made sure to check on that. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, May 02, 2019 7:56 PM

My LHS in Eugene, Oregon, was for a long time well stocked with Tamiya acrylics, now there are many empty slots. Especially the more common colors, black, white, grays and browns.

The resident manager says they have standing orders in place for getting stock in, but it's just being transported out of California. I took that to mean the stock is there, but not deliverable.

I ordered from Scale Hobbyist and it's on the way, but I'm old school and much prefer to support my local shop. I feel it's really important to have a local shop, so I can just start my pickup and in 10 minutes I'm there. I also depend on them for building supplies, contest grade balsa, tools, etc.

Maybe someone will drop in with a definitive answer as to what's happening.

Patrick

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 02, 2019 8:49 PM

I wonder if the longshoremen are doing another job action slowdown before conttact negotiations... last week I did notice a LOT of ships outside the breakwater... more than the usual number... (the LRP in me dies hard for seeing and  counting things)

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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