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PostPosted: Mon 19 Dec 2016 14:10 pm 
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Hi all,

Recently bought the Hataka French WWII acrylic set for a few 1940s French aircraft I have in the stash. I've been trying to get the underside (Gris Bleu Clair, I think) using the usual technique (used for my Tamiya acrylics) of about 2:1 paint to thinner. It is still very thin (I use Tamiya thinner in my Paasche dual-action airbrush) - much thinner than my Tamiya paints, which are generally excellent. Is this just a quirk of the brand, or am I doing it wrong? I generally brush at about 20 PSI.

The paints look very good - they are just very thin, and after a few quick coats of the single-seater underside (Dewoitine D.520) it starts to clog and spit (prob drying paint in the tip). I really can't make it any thinner ... can I? Is there a better thinner?

Any advice gratefully received!

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Personally I always prefer to use the manufacturer's thinners (with the exception of Humbrol enamels - but that's another story). What's wrong with Hataka's? As it says on their website "Due to its composition it allows for dilution of Hataka Hobby paints without loss of adhesion and improves flow through airbrush."

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I have no specific idea about Hakata paints, but the more you thin a paint (or varnish) the faster it tends to dry.

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Tamiya paints aren't aqueous acrylics and if Hataka (never seen them) are, then you're using the wrong thinners :fear:

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I've never heard of Hataka Paints, and even more surprised to see they are available here in OZ, (or did you buy them on-line?). How much are they?
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Dec 2016 22:51 pm 
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Thanks all - I'll do some more research on the appropriate thinner. Must say their consistency reminds me a bit of Italeri acrylics (perhaps that's just me).

Wingnutmike: I got them on Ebay. I'll see what I can do to find the brand thinner ...

Cheers, and thanks again,

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Dec 2016 14:48 pm 
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Aeroscale has a review of the Hataka paints and a guide to thinning.

http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php? ... t&id=11083

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