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 Post subject: Paint Compatability
PostPosted: Tue 12 Jan 2016 14:05 pm 
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I have a number of models (car and light commercials) to assemble and paint. Can anyone give me advice on the compatibility of Tamiya and Humbrol acrylic paints. For example, I would like to spray the body of one particular model with Humbrol acrylic and then pick-out the `windscreen rubbers' with a colour in the Tamiya acrylic range.


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 Post subject: Re: Paint Compatability
PostPosted: Tue 12 Jan 2016 14:23 pm 
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I'd take the paints you're going to use, find something (like an empty margarine tub) to paint and do a test. It's the only way to know for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Paint Compatability
PostPosted: Tue 12 Jan 2016 14:25 pm 
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Tamiya acrylics are not water based as are Humbrol or Revell.
Tamiya paint can react with Humbrol paint and cause problems.
In the situation you describe there should not be a problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Paint Compatability
PostPosted: Tue 12 Jan 2016 15:00 pm 
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Assuming you are not mixing Humbrol and Tamiya together, I can't see how it would be a problem. I have also just mixed Tamiya and Revell Aquacolours together just recently with no adverse effect.


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Hi, I have just had a strange issue while using Tamiya acrylic paint. I'm a brush painter and was working on a monogram 1/48 thunder chief that I had primed with a rattle can (Tamiya acrylic) then I had brush painted a smooth coat of life color olive drab (again acrylic). Once dried I started my next bit of camo scheme by brushing patches of Tamiya desert sand and I noticed that almost as soon as I had painted a section it kind of separated and "peeled". It didn't eat into the underlying paint so I just wiped off this spoiled section with a paper towel and broke out some trusty humbrol enamel which went over the acrylic paint no problem. Has anyone experienced this problem before?

Is it the case that you can only use Tamiya WITH Tamiya or is it that perhaps these paints aren't really designed to be brushed on and work better when used in conjunction with an airbrush?


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 Post subject: Re: Paint Compatability
PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2016 08:53 am 
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I only brush paint and have tried using Tamiya gloss yellow and white. Works best - for me - when using a brush for enamel paints and generally don't like to cover up on a matt surface - Life color in my case. Can be circumvented by adding a gloss varnish before the Tamiya.
Also the Tamiya paint like to lift the previous coats if your'e doing more than one if using the brush too vigorously!

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 Post subject: Re: Paint Compatability
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Tamiya acrylic paint is lacquer based and you can get various compatibility issues when using it with other media. Also, bristle brush painting it is an art in itself. You need to flood the paint on with the objective of coating in one go and avoiding repeated brush strokes, which goes against the normal method of brush painting.

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 Post subject: Re: Paint Compatability
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peebeep wrote:
You need to flood the paint on with the objective of coating in one go and avoiding repeated brush strokes, which goes against the normal method of brush painting.
That's the key. Be abnormal and then just paint naturally. :nod:

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