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Another Newbie Question-How Much Paint Needed for a 1:48 Plane?

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Another Newbie Question-How Much Paint Needed for a 1:48 Plane?
Posted by jackinil on Saturday, January 2, 2021 4:00 PM

I was just wondering as I was in process of ordering/buying Tamiya 10ml 0r 23ml bottles.

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 4:04 PM

Im new and no expert but 10ml in my experience should cover several 1/48 scale planes with Tamiya acrylic.

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 4:35 PM

If your airbrushing,either would be plenty

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:39 AM

It depends on the size of the plane and how many coats you put on. For a fighter, the above advice is good.  If you are doing a 1:48 B-17 or something, one bottle might not be enough.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by jackinil on Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:03 AM

It's a Tamiya 1:48 F4F. I do have a Paasche H on the way. Will have to practice with it a bit first.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:51 AM

One 10ml bottle of each color will be more than adequate for a 1/48 F4F.

Now like Don said above, if your doing a large aircraft say like a four engine bomber in a single color such as aluminum, the 23ml bottle is a good idea.

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:58 AM

If the 23ml bottle is available get it. Its always good to have around and the price is better

 

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  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:53 PM

Ditto

And, Tamiya paints will last a very long time.

            

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