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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Acrylics-And I
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, January 30, 2021 12:39 PM

Hi Ya'll;

      Well, as I said in another post I am making the shift to Acrylics! Yeah Me! I started with the basic colors because of the Andrea Doria Paper model! The Tamiya colors are dead on to the colors they printed the thing in!

       First thing I did with that purchase, I bought Tamiya thinner and Retarder to try. Well, Surprise, Surprise was my reaction. Easiest paint I ever used! And the brushes were way easier to clean. Now , I am NOT a stickler for exact colors on most things because I weather most of my ships anyway.

        Those that I have that call for Kure or Sasebo shipyard I just fudge a little , because I just don't have that much IJN stuff. Most is American, British or German!There is a sprinkling of French in there, and I am painting what I saw. Not what some color chart says.

         So I guess this is a capitulation to the inevitable, But, I am not sorry!  This foray into a new world is turning out to be fun!

  • Member since
    January 2020
Posted by Space Ranger on Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:56 PM

Tamiya's "acrylics" are actually solvent-based enamels, the solvent being alcohol. It is the pigments and/or binder that is the acrylic part.

Regardless of formulation, I'm glad they work for you. I've used them only  once, and that was years ago, on one of their large-scale Formula 1 cars that I built for Tamiya's east coast sales rep when I lived in Connecticut. I found them very easy to spray and brush, unlike many of the recent "acrylic" paints.

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