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Some Tamyia colors are sold out

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Some Tamyia colors are sold out
Posted by Jsizemo on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:48 PM

Any one know why some Tamyia acrylics like Nato Black are sold out every where? (At least here in the US). 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 8, 2022 6:11 AM

Supply chain issues

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Posted by Real G on Friday, April 8, 2022 2:26 PM

Because... The Germans just voted to increase their defense budget, and so they have to repaint their Leopards as they have become quite shabby?

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In a pinch, add some dark green to black maybe?  I'll need some to paint the nori on my salmon roe sushi...

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, April 8, 2022 2:33 PM

Yeah, Tamiya USA shows it sold out:

I agree with Tojo, supply chains.  Still disrupted as a result of the lockdowns.

If you're not wedded to Tamiya exclusively, it's a charcoal grey, so you might find an equivalent in some other brand's catalog.  I like to use Tamiya's NATO Black for a "scale" black-it looks like black in scale distance, eg, looking at the model on a display table, which would equal 40 or 50 feet in 1/1 scale.  But I can go to some other brands line Andrea or Vallejo (Model Color), or the craft store brands like Folk Art, Apple Barrel, Americana, etc, in a pinch.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 9, 2022 12:51 AM

Actually Flat Black will do for new NATO Black. The color fades with age, so add a bit of dark gray to the black for a realistic weathered look. The real color has no green tinge.


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