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Tamiya AS Color Spray to Color Acrylic Conversion Chart

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Tamiya AS Color Spray to Color Acrylic Conversion Chart
Posted by Centurion on Saturday, May 31, 2008 11:54 PM

I'm hoping to build out a complete conversion chart for Tamiya Acrylic paints. Basically, I want to be able to paint with the Acrylics only and not be forced into using the AS spray colors that Tamiya provides for their aircraft colors. The goal, with the help from everyone in the forum will be to give your own recommendations based on what you've used to mix your paints. I've searched all over for something like this and it just doesn't seem to exist. This is not to be confused with needing aircraft color paints, but more about how to mix your Tamiya Acrylics to use in your airbrush instead of spraying with the AS spray paints. So I'll start this off from what I've seen so far. Please post what you know and I will continue to update the list. Thanks so much for the help.

And please let me know if this already exists so that I'm not repeating information.

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AS1 Dark Green

AS2 Light Gray

AS3 Gray Green

AS4 Gray Violet

AS5 Light Blue

AS6 Olive Drab  =  XF-62

AS7 Neutral Gray  =  XF-53

AS8 Navy Blue  =  XF-17:5 + XF-8:3 + XF-2:2

AS9 Dark Green  =  XF-58:1 + XF-62:5

AS10 Ocean Gray  =  XF-18:1 + XF-21:2 + XF-24:2

AS11 Medium Sea Gray  =  XF-19:3 + XF-54:5

AS12 Bare-Metal Silver

AS13 Green

AS14 Olive Green

AS15 Tan

AS16 Light Gray

AS17 Dark Green (IJA)

AS18 Light Gray (IJA)

AS19 Intermediate Blue (U.S.Navy) =  XF-18:5 + XF-2:4

AS20 Insignia White (U.S.Navy)  =  XF-2:10 + XF-55:1

AS21 Dark Green 2 (IJN)

AS22 Dark Earth  =  XF-52:1 + XF-64:1

AS23 Light Green (Luftwaffe)

AS24 Dark Green (Luftwaffe)

AS25 Dark Ghost Grey

AS26 Light Ghost Grey

AS27 Gunship Gray 2

AS28 Medium Gray

AS29 Gray Green (IJN)

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Posted by thuds1 on Saturday, June 07, 2008 9:35 PM

 Hey Burt,

 Thanks,I am getting ready to paint the dark blue on my F4U,this info came just in time

 Frank C

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Posted by Centurion on Saturday, June 07, 2008 11:10 PM
 thuds1 wrote:

 Hey Burt,

 Thanks,I am getting ready to paint the dark blue on my F4U,this info came just in time

 Frank C

Hey Frank,

Let me know how it works out. I'm working on my F4U right now as well, but haven't made it to spraying the exterior. Hopefully more people will give their color combinations they have used so we can fill up this list.

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Posted by gzt on Thursday, June 19, 2008 1:37 PM

I am not sure how to place those into AS structure however here what I used (based on Tamiya recomendations)

DARK GREEN (RAF)   XF-58:1 + XF-62 :5

OCEAN GREY (RAF)  XF-18:1 + XF-21 :2 + XF-24:2

MEDIUM SEA GREY (RAF)  XF-19 :3 + XF-54 : 5

DARK EARTH (RAF)  XF-52 :1 +XF-64 :1

 

 

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Posted by Centurion on Friday, October 03, 2008 3:04 PM

Hi GZT,

I placed your recommendations into the chart. Please take a look to see if this is correct. Since it's been a while since anyone has posted, I'm hoping with this bump that people might have some more to add. Thanks everyone for the continued help.

Thanks,

Burt

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Posted by Centurion on Sunday, January 25, 2009 9:04 PM

It's been a while since this thread has been bumped. Please add to the color list if you've come across any of the colors not yet filled in.

Thanks

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Posted by sk3tch on Sunday, January 25, 2009 9:20 PM

Just to get this right:

Example:)  DARK GREEN (RAF) XF-58:1 + XF-62 :5

 

That means XF-58 and XF-62 mixed 1 to 5?  ..So 1 drop of XF-58 to every 5 drops of XF-62?  (etc...)

 

This Chart would be handy to me...I was dissapointed to learn Tamiya doesn't make certain colors just in bottle paints.  Makes me wonder if they EVER will.  Seems kinda silly to me.

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Posted by Centurion on Sunday, February 01, 2009 9:58 PM
 sk3tch wrote:

Just to get this right:

Example:)  DARK GREEN (RAF) XF-58:1 + XF-62 :5

 

That means XF-58 and XF-62 mixed 1 to 5?  ..So 1 drop of XF-58 to every 5 drops of XF-62?  (etc...)

 

This Chart would be handy to me...I was dissapointed to learn Tamiya doesn't make certain colors just in bottle paints.  Makes me wonder if they EVER will.  Seems kinda silly to me.

Yes that is correct. The numbers after the colon are the parts per color. And I really wish Tamiya would step up and make this because I will never use colors out of a can. Well, maybe never. So if that is the case I really hope more people can add to this list. I wonder if there just aren't that many people mixing these colors and just don't know. I'm sure there is a paint expert in these forums that would like to contribute. Big Smile [:D]

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Posted by Centurion on Monday, March 02, 2009 11:28 PM

I just updated the list with:

AS6 Olive Drab = XF-62

AS7 Neutral Gray = XF-53

This is right from a Tamiya instruction sheet. The list is growing, but far from done.

 

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Posted by spiralcity on Sunday, March 08, 2009 6:43 PM

Well there are some paints ready to go straight from the jar:

Feild Grey/Feldgrau = XF-65

German Grey/Deutsches Grau = XF-63

RLM Grey/RLM-Grau = XF-22

Deep Green/Sattes Grun = XF-26 (IJA)

 

 

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Posted by Centurion on Sunday, March 08, 2009 8:36 PM
 spiralcity wrote:

Well there are some paints ready to go straight from the jar:

Feild Grey/Feldgrau = XF-65

German Grey/Deutsches Grau = XF-63

RLM Grey/RLM-Grau = XF-22

Deep Green/Sattes Grun = XF-26 (IJA)

Hey Spiralcity,

What colors do these correspond with in the chart above?

Thanks

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Posted by sk3tch on Sunday, August 29, 2010 3:09 AM

...epic bump.

 

Just used this post for my F4U-1 colors.  Propeller

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Posted by gray-goose on Sunday, June 05, 2011 3:53 PM

This thread is obviously a bit old, but a Tamiya Zero Kit indicates:

AS-1  -> XF-11

AS-2  -> XF-12

AS-29 -> XF-29

Best,

grey-goose

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Posted by CaptainJack on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 8:54 AM

I know this is an old thread, but this information could be VERY useful to DeAgostini Millennium Falcon modelers having trouble finding the AS-20 Insignia White rattle cans.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 9:16 PM

Or any white will do. They're all the same ... except off white, dirty white, etc...

 

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Posted by iSteve on Friday, November 25, 2016 8:38 AM

On a side note, there is an app (possibly more out there) for your smartphone for paint mixing and comparison called iModelKit. Available at the Apple App Store.

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Posted by supercyp on Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:40 PM

How happy were you with XF-12 as the light gray underside for the Zero, Grey-Goose? Mine doesn't mention an equivalent for this, only for the dark green (AS-21 to XF-70).

Cyp

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