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Tamiya lacquer paints, have you used them yet? just wonder as ive found a site selling them cheap with free carriage if you spend 80 quid or more..
I have used them, As I like Tamiya models I'm one for keeping consistency and use their paint products which I think are of a decent quality
 

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I have used them, As I like Tamiya models I'm one for keeping consistency and use their paint products which I think are of a decent quality
Are lacquer paints better than normal acrylic paints in the Tamiya range??

In you opinion??
 

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Are lacquer paints better than normal acrylic paints in the Tamiya range??

In you opinion??
I think acrylic paint is better because they're water based and easier to handle, Lacquer paints end results look much better but hard to handle, dry quicker and can damage the plastic if you need to remove any, I think if you're more skilled then lacquer finishes looks awesome
 

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If i had to agree with you we would both be wrong
Lez check out this site and have a look at the top banner for cheapy kits ! https://www.hannants.co.uk/info/

Also while rubbing down the guidecoat on the Chevy mrs Ramone remarked it would look rather good as a ratrod gasser … As I haven't decided which colour scheme to go with as yet I may leave it in a mix of flat matt black (rubbed down in certain areas) finish the chassis then decide final colour choice , Still tempted with the burnt orange with flames on the sides.
while I'm deciding the Chevy route I'm going to start to channel section the Ford Coupe body which should be fun in 1/25 scale !
 

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Out of interest Lez, What do you think your painting/Spray skills are now, Are you still at the trial and error stage or further on?
waiting my brush is exactly the same as when I was a teenager, I still have a good steady hand, Im finding the acrylics have moved on in massive steps and seem to cover to a nice level. I think the trial nd error stage with the airbrush will be with me for a while, im loving how well it covers and because its thinner paint the fine panel lines come thru lovely, ive been watching lots of YT videos on air brushing and lacquers seem to be the "in thing" so when the pots come ill have a play.. Ive been recommended Tamiya mixed with Mr Color Leveling thinner 50/50 mix.. quite a few recommend that on the forums. So ill try that too this week on a new build this weekend
 

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Lez check out this site and have a look at the top banner for cheapy kits ! https://www.hannants.co.uk/info/

Also while rubbing down the guidecoat on the Chevy mrs Ramone remarked it would look rather good as a ratrod gasser … As I haven't decided which colour scheme to go with as yet I may leave it in a mix of flat matt black (rubbed down in certain areas) finish the chassis then decide final colour choice , Still tempted with the burnt orange with flames on the sides.
while I'm deciding the Chevy route I'm going to start to channel section the Ford Coupe body which should be fun in 1/25 scale !
What paints will you use?
 

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What paints will you use?
The guide coat is a satin black after I've finished there will be a medium bronze/gold colour closely followed with a thin candy apple orange or red which will be thin enough for the coat underneath to shine through to give me more depth then once dried thoroughly that will have a light sanding then clear lacquered on top.
TBH Lez often on one off builds like this I will have the paints mixed for me and put into spray tins at marsh barton in Exeter by a mate same thing as used on real cars hence the extra time spent getting the body work right.

Probably wont use that same combo on another car different base coats will give different effects through the top layer .
 

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waiting my brush is exactly the same as when I was a teenager, I still have a good steady hand, Im finding the acrylics have moved on in massive steps and seem to cover to a nice level. I think the trial nd error stage with the airbrush will be with me for a while, im loving how well it covers and because its thinner paint the fine panel lines come thru lovely, ive been watching lots of YT videos on air brushing and lacquers seem to be the "in thing" so when the pots come ill have a play.. Ive been recommended Tamiya mixed with Mr Color Leveling thinner 50/50 mix.. quite a few recommend that on the forums. So ill try that too this week on a new build this weekend
It is the fineness of the paint spray that makes all the difference, As I said to you earlier on some YouTube videos the paint looks really thick sometimes but a good, even coat makes the end result look professional
 

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Worth a watch... the finish looks fabulous

This bloke is obviously been at it a while but totally impressed with the Tamyia Paints and Lacquer that's why I've used them, No where near that standard, Never used a clear lacquer but now i have a spray gun i will try when i feel brave enough and practiced, Looking at his spray gun its such a difference and so much more control than just using a spray can, more direct and the paint goes a lt further, The key is a thin coat at a time and evenly sprayed, The paint it self looked awesome but the clear lacquer just stepped it up a notch, Add the decals and it looked the dogs bollox. Long gone are the days when you hand painted and the streak marks were so obvious unless you were really skilled
 
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This bloke is obviously been at it a while but totally impressed with the Tamyia Paints and Lacquer that's why I've used them, No where near that standard, Never used a clear lacquer but now i have a spray gun i will try when i feel brave enough and practiced, Looking at his spray gun its such a difference and so much more control than just using a spray can, more direct and the paint goes a lt further, The key is a thin coat at a time and evenly sprayed, The paint it self looked awesome but the clear lacquer just stepped it up a notch, Add the decals and it looked the dogs bollox. Long gone are the days when you hand painted and the streak marks were so obvious unless you were really skilled
Yep twas impressed.. what air brush you bought? I have a cheap Chinese copy which I got for 20 quid to play with, and just bought an Iwata Neo second hand on ebay which I need to clean ah its sht high with paint but not sure if they used enamel or acrylic.. so a strip down and a dunk in my sonic cleaner.. then ill have a play with it
 

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Yep twas impressed.. what air brush you bought? I have a cheap Chinese copy which I got for 20 quid to play with, and just bought an Iwata Neo second hand on ebay which I need to clean ah its sht high with paint but not sure if they used enamel or acrylic.. so a strip down and a dunk in my sonic cleaner.. then ill have a play with it
I've got a Expo AB605, Cost me around £70 from this great Model shop in Salisbury. The owner was amazing, Soon as he knew i was genuinely interested in buying one he went through it bit by bit, From using it to cleaning it

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Please note Lez, Took this from the net as i have no idea how to upload my own photos on here but its exactly the same as i got including what i think is a very nice case to put it in, Not sure if the price was about right but wanted one with a bit of quality
 

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I've got a Expo AB605, Cost me around £70 from this great Model shop in Salisbury. The owner was amazing, Soon as he knew i was genuinely interested in buying one he went through it bit by bit, From using it to cleaning it

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Looks like a nice set.. the airbrush looks like my Chinese copy :)


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and my new one that I need to give a good clean
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Found a really nice colour earlier may need a couple of pots and some different thinners for the Chevy in my wife's nail varnish kit !
May also try some of the Warhammer colours as they seem to have some wicked tints.
War hammer is way bigger than I thought! surprised me
 
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