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  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Paint recommendation
Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:42 PM

I am building Tamiya's Me-109. Some of the colours needed are AS-3 (gray green), AS-4 (gray violet) and AS-5 (light blue). These are rattle can sprays which are quite expensive and I don't need much of it so it would be quite wasteful to buy.

Any suitable recommendation as a replacement? Prefferably acrilic.

Thanks

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, February 27, 2022 4:43 AM

Just about everyone makes Lutwaffe colors I think I have seen them in Vallejo,Mission Models,AK,and AK Real.The Hobby Color Converter App is helpful.

You just have to cross refrence those Tamiya colors to the different companies above.

And I'm sure that someone here will sing the praises of MRP Lacquers to you also Wink

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, February 27, 2022 5:25 AM

Just to make Tojo's prediction come true...Cool

https://mrpaint.sk/farby/lietadla/Luftwaffe?page=1

The acrylics are at the end, with the MRP-A part numbers on them.  Don't know how well they perform or even how to thin them for airbrushing, since I only have used their acrylics for brush painting.  The lacquers cure so quickly there's really not much of a stink problem, if that's what you're worried about with the lacquers.  If you want a trouble-free experience though...the dark side awaits.  Pirate

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, February 27, 2022 5:51 AM

castelnuovo

I am building Tamiya's Me-109. Some of the colours needed are AS-3 (gray green), AS-4 (gray violet) and AS-5 (light blue). These are rattle can sprays which are quite expensive and I don't need much of it so it would be quite wasteful to buy.

Any suitable recommendation as a replacement? Prefferably acrilic.

Thanks

 

 

I just bought a set from Ammo MiG of mid-war Luftwaffe colors...it is a set of four and it looks like the MSRP is right around 15 bucks...

https://www.megahobby.com/products/luftwaffe-mid-war-acrylic-paint-colors-set-4-bottles-ammo-of-mig-jimenez.html

 

it does appear to be out of stock at Megahobby, but I'm sure it's available elsewhere....

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, February 27, 2022 9:49 AM

Eaglecash867
Don't know how well they perform or even how to thin them for airbrushing, since I only have used their acrylics for brush painting.

FWIW, I have limited experience spraying MRP acrylics but have used them. They perform wonderfully, I have had zero dry tip so far, self-levels every bit as well as Vallejo Model Air, and dries incredibly fast and hard.

Back to the original question, I know Vallejo isn't everyone's favorite, but I've been happy with their line of Luftwaffe colors and is what I've mostly used over the years, though I'll likely move on to something that dries harder and faster next time I pull something German off my shelf.

2 cents

-Greg

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, February 27, 2022 11:58 AM

When I was heavy into luftwaffe subjects, I mostly used Mr Color (acrylic laquer) or Gunze Aqueous for acrylic.  I have heard xtracrylicx are good, but have not had any experience with them. Tamiya acrylics are the cheapest options mostly likely, if you don't mind mixing your colors... Tamiya is very delicate paint, so you will want to clear coat quickly...

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