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    TAMIYA Acrylics

    Post  TOP GUN on Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:05 pm

    I'm considering to start using Acrylics and my choice is Tamiya. I've ordered 5 litres of 99% pure Isoprpyl alcohol for thinning from a local pharmacy. To tell you the truth I'm a bit scared of using this paint. I heard a lot about clogging and difficulty to clean the airbrush when using acrylics. Any tips, do's and don'ts ??

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    Re: TAMIYA Acrylics

    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:52 pm

    Im sure others can give you good and better advice. 

    The only thing I know about Tamiya acrylics are ... they are fantastic!

    I used them about a 100 years ago but I remember they used to flow easy and smooth through my old Badger 100. But than I could not find them any where and I started to use Vallejo.

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    Re: TAMIYA Acrylics

    Post  iCocker on Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:35 pm

    100 years ago Noel Tamiya were not invented? :p

    I love Tamiya, and also Gunze, the trick is to mix in a milky substance, very liquid. Use a low pressure and work smooth coats, never pretend to cover a large area at one go ... cleaning use Iso P and you have no problem ... once you get the hook you will never touch anything again ...

    If you get hold of Tamiya Lacquer Thinner it is even better then Iso P especially to thin the paint to make feathering and detail work ... obviously you need a good reliable double action airbrush ...

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    Re: TAMIYA Acrylics

    Post  Magal on Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:32 pm

    Ever since I switched to Tamiya acrylics I never looked back. I did get problems with tip drying which effectively clogs spray flow. This typically happened when I was spraying elaborate mottles or camo patterns.
    I tried various thinning mediums including IP alcohol, windscreen washer fluid and Tamiya's own thinner but the best results were obtained using Beta D807 thinner which I bought for 5 Euros [1ltr] from a hardware store. With this thinner [smells a bit like acetone] spray results much smoother and I never ever had another problem with tip dry. I only use ethanol [alcohol] for cleaning now.

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    Re: TAMIYA Acrylics

    Post  Ray on Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:34 pm

    Magal wrote:Ever since I switched to Tamiya acrylics I never  looked back. I did get problems with tip drying which effectively clogs spray flow. This typically happened when I was spraying elaborate mottles or camo patterns.
    I tried various thinning mediums including IP alcohol, windscreen washer fluid and Tamiya's own thinner but the best results were obtained using Beta D807 thinner which I bought for 5 Euros [1ltr] from a hardware store. With this thinner [smells a bit like acetone] spray results much smoother and I never ever had another problem with tip dry. I only use ethanol [alcohol] for cleaning now.

    Where is this hardware store please? Shocked 

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    Re: TAMIYA Acrylics

    Post  Magal on Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:32 am

    Ray wrote:
    Magal wrote:Ever since I switched to Tamiya acrylics I never  looked back. I did get problems with tip drying which effectively clogs spray flow. This typically happened when I was spraying elaborate mottles or camo patterns.
    I tried various thinning mediums including IP alcohol, windscreen washer fluid and Tamiya's own thinner but the best results were obtained using Beta D807 thinner which I bought for 5 Euros [1ltr] from a hardware store. With this thinner [smells a bit like acetone] spray results much smoother and I never ever had another problem with tip dry. I only use ethanol [alcohol] for cleaning now.

    Where is this hardware store please? Shocked 
    Beta paint products are sold by most ironmongers. You could also probably buy it directly from the factory store at bulebel....I bought mine from Unijob ,Mosta.

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    Re: TAMIYA Acrylics

    Post  Ray on Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:07 am

    Thanks Mark  cheers 

    One of these days am going to try White Spirit with Acrylics, starting with Tamiya, Maimeri & Schmike (tube Acrylics) Vallejo, Andrea & Scale 75 & see what will happen  cheers 

    Till now only used Andrea's Acrylic Thinner & 100% Pure Alcohol (more or less they are very similar) to spray, even though I've used Turtle Window Cleaner on the Butterfly Princess with quite some success  cheers 



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    Re: TAMIYA Acrylics

    Post  Magal on Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:32 am

    Ray wrote:Thanks Mark  cheers 

    One of these days am going to try White Spirit with Acrylics, starting with Tamiya, Maimeri & Schmike (tube Acrylics) Vallejo, Andrea & Scale 75 & see what will happen  cheers 

    Till now only used Andrea's Acrylic Thinner & 100% Pure Alcohol (more or less they are very similar) to spray, even though I've used Turtle Window Cleaner on the Butterfly Princess with quite some success  cheers 


    Not all acrylics would work with this thinner- those that are water based definately won't. Tamiya acrylics are very vesatile because their carrying medium is alcohol and this being water soluble, water can be included as a thinning medium. Window cleaner probably contains alcohol so it can be used as a very effective thinner, similar to windscreen washing fluid. Just make sure no amonia is presentin the mix. The only problem I encountered with alcohol base thinners was tip-dry whilst spraying elaborate mottles and/or camo patterns. With this thinner, that problem never occured and what's more, the resulting spray-work was absolutely much smoother.
    White spirit turns Tamiya and most other acrylic into a very persistent gel that would create havoc with your airbrush.

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    Re: TAMIYA Acrylics

    Post  Ray on Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:36 pm

    Magal wrote:
    Ray wrote:Thanks Mark  cheers 

    One of these days am going to try White Spirit with Acrylics, starting with Tamiya, Maimeri & Schminke (tube Acrylics) Vallejo, Andrea & Scale 75 & see what will happen  cheers 

    Till now only used Andrea's Acrylic Thinner & 100% Pure Alcohol (more or less they are very similar) to spray, even though I've used Turtle Window Cleaner on the Butterfly Princess with quite some success  cheers 


    Not all acrylics would work with this thinner- those that are water based definately won't. Tamiya acrylics are very vesatile because their carrying medium is alcohol and this being water soluble, water can be included as a thinning medium. Window cleaner probably contains alcohol so it can be used as a very effective thinner, similar to windscreen washing fluid. Just make sure no amonia is presentin the mix. The only problem I encountered with alcohol base thinners was tip-dry whilst spraying elaborate mottles and/or camo patterns. With this thinner, that problem never occured and what's more, the resulting spray-work was absolutely much smoother.
    White spirit turns Tamiya and most other acrylic into a very persistent gel that would create havoc with your airbrush.

    Yes that Jello formed when I mixed a small amount just to test  Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad 

    Will stick with the Isoprop for the moment & clean the airbrush with carb cleaner  Laughing Laughing Laughing 

    But will ask around re that "Magical Beta D807 Thinner" Suspect Suspect Suspect 

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