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Tamiya painting instructions
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 7:47 AM
Hi folks!

I have a question about Tamiya painting instructions. I was building the Tamiya Porsche 911 GT3 and the instructions indicated for one part, X-11:1+X-26:1. I assumed that meant one coat of chrome silver covered by one coat of clear orange because I couldn't imagine why I'd want to mix them. I painted it as separate coats and it looked "right" compared with the pictures on the Tamiya website. On other Tamiya models, when I've encountered instructions like these, I've painted separate coats.

Now I'm building the Tamiya 360 Modena and the beige interior instructions indicate X-6:1 + X-15:10. That can't possibly mean one coat of orange covered by 10 coats of flat flesh, can it? Are these mixing instructions indicating one part X-6 plus ten parts X-15?

Thanks for the guidance!

KB
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Posted by naplak on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 7:56 AM
Actually, with Tamiya those instruction DO mean to mix those paints...

X-11:1+X-26:1 means to mix X-11(chrome silver) and X-26 (clear orange) in a 1 to 1 ratio. That's what the :1 parts mean.

The reason it worked this time is becasue the clear oreange is clear... so the sliver shows thru. But if you did this coating with two opaque colors, you would only get the second color.

The X-6:1 + X-15:10 mean ONE part X-6 (orange) and TEN parts X-15 (light green). Did you mean XF-15 -- flat flesh, or X-15 -- light green??
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 1:41 PM
You're right, I meant XF-15 Flat Flesh. Thanks for the help.

BTW, does anyone have any suggestions for a color for a tan interior that would not involve any mixing? I've used the Testors Flat Tan on another car, but it didn't turn out looking very good (too light).
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  • From: USA
Posted by naplak on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 3:35 PM
YES...

Gunze Sangy H85 Sail Color is a good light tan.

Gunze Sangy H27 Tan is a good light tan.

Gunze Sangy H79 Sandy Yellow is a nice appolstry color. A medium tan with a very slight yellow tint.

Tamiya XF-52 Flat Earth is a very nice darker tan... it make a nice auto interior.
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