Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 TAMIYA PAINTS

Go down 
AuthorMessage
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3612
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: TAMIYA PAINTS   Sun 15 Nov 2015, 6:57 pm

Good evening guys

I keep hearing glowing reports regarding Tamiya paints used through the airbrush. I would appreciate honest opinions before I ask Father Christmas for some.
Would also welcome advice re thinning ratios, mediums etc.

Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6776
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: TAMIYA PAINTS   Sun 15 Nov 2015, 7:43 pm

I use them quite a lot Gary and have no problems with them other than the gloss, as far as I am concerned, still needs a clear gloss coat.

As to thinning, 50:50 with cellulose thinners has served me well for years.

HTH



_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.com
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3612
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: TAMIYA PAINTS   Sun 15 Nov 2015, 8:21 pm

Thanks Al, Ill give them a go.
Back to top Go down
A5h
Full Member
Full Member
avatar

Posts : 1195
Join date : 2014-08-11
Age : 38
Location : Sheffield UK

PostSubject: Re: TAMIYA PAINTS   Sun 15 Nov 2015, 9:23 pm

Hi Gary it's all I used until I bought the new ab and the alclad stuff.

I use the x20 thinner at 100% paint to 50% thinners so far so good.. I even tried using it neat, it comes straight through the ab but I wouldn't advise it. The paint dries textured and rough to the touch.. I had to try it though just to see what would happen.
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3612
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: TAMIYA PAINTS   Sun 15 Nov 2015, 9:37 pm

Cheers Ash. Much appreciated.
Back to top Go down
beowulf
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2139
Join date : 2013-05-02
Age : 56
Location : Monkey Hanger Town, UK

PostSubject: Re: TAMIYA PAINTS   Sun 15 Nov 2015, 9:48 pm

ive never got on with them, tried all sorts to thin them, never worked

only tamiya paints i use these days is transparant ones for tail/indicator lens

_________________
''Broadsword calling Danny Boy.....................Broadsword calling Danny Boy''

2009 A:72 B:31 C:4....2010 A:50 B:27 C:21....2011 A:45 B:25 C:2....2012 A:25 B:19 C:2
2013 A:25 B:15 C:2....2014 A:29 B:16 C:0....2015 A:28 B:21 C:1....2016  A:20 B:13 C:1
2017 A:19 B:7 C:12.....2018 A:7 B:4 C:1

Paul
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3612
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: TAMIYA PAINTS   Mon 16 Nov 2015, 8:48 am

Thanks Paul, suppose thats the trouble with a subjective thing like individual paint brands, some like em, others don't. Think Ill get a couple and see how they behave for me.
Back to top Go down
Zbuckster
Senior member
Senior member
avatar

Posts : 6941
Join date : 2013-02-17
Age : 69
Location : Aberdeen, Washington

PostSubject: Re: TAMIYA PAINTS   Mon 16 Nov 2015, 6:16 pm

I have no outlet for them in my town. No Hobby Shop at all in the whole county. So I have gotten along fine without them since coming back into the hobby in 2002. I did buy a bottle of their Black paint a couple years ago so that I would have one to show scale in a photo, but haven't used it yet. I work mainly with Automotive spray paints, most decanted and either brushed on or air brushed on.
Back to top Go down
http://s1155.beta.photobucket.com/
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3612
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: TAMIYA PAINTS   Mon 16 Nov 2015, 7:55 pm

Thanks Buck, paint eh?!, its a real minefield to be sure. When you find something that works for you I don't blame you for sticking with it.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: TAMIYA PAINTS   

Back to top Go down
 
TAMIYA PAINTS
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» GW Foundation paints?
» 1/48 Humvee from Tamiya(alone)
» NEW FROM TAMIYA!!!!
» TAMIYA Rigs owners fall in here!!
» The Craftmaster Paints guide to Lining

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: General :: I Need some help.-
Jump to: