Jump to content


Photo

How Long? : Tamiya Enamel


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 Gazzas

Gazzas

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,906 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queensland, Australia

Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:56 AM

Hi Everyone,

   Just airbrushed on some Tamiya enamel over Tamiya white primer which has long since dried.  How long do I need to let it set before I dare mask over it?

 

Just an observation:  That stuff dries to the touch really fast.

 

Gaz


​We don't have social skills.  We build models.


#2 SapperSix

SapperSix

    LSP Junkie

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 105 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wasilla Alaska

Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:07 AM

I wait 24 hours for things to dry and have had zero problems.  I use Tamiya masking tape. If I think there is going to be an issue I use some Pledge, highly diluted with Tamiya thinner, very lightly as to not add any or too much gloss to the target.  Its my theory that the pledge hardens the paint a bit and allows tape to go on better and be removed with less hassle.   

 

Maybe someone has tried a tighter time frame but I am too much of a coward to mask any sooner.


Edited by SapperSix, 25 May 2018 - 05:09 AM.

  • CANicoll likes this

On the Bench: 1/32nd Trumpeter A-10


#3 Gazzas

Gazzas

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,906 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queensland, Australia

Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:12 AM

Thanks mate!  I'll be using Tamiya Flexible 3mm tape and then back that up with Tamiya paper tape.

 

Cheers,

 

Gaz


  • SapperSix likes this

​We don't have social skills.  We build models.


#4 TimHepplestone

TimHepplestone

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 251 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Johannesburg, South Africa

Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:20 AM

Sorry I can’t help as I haven’t tried them. Out of interest though how did you find they spayed?

Cheers

Tim

cv8KuPS.png?4


#5 SapperSix

SapperSix

    LSP Junkie

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 105 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wasilla Alaska

Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:21 AM

Good luck!  I look forward to seeing your next plastic master piece!


  • Gazzas likes this

On the Bench: 1/32nd Trumpeter A-10


#6 Gazzas

Gazzas

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,906 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queensland, Australia

Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:30 AM

Sorry I can’t help as I haven’t tried them. Out of interest though how did you find they spayed?

Cheers

Tim

Tim,

    I was using matte colors, thinned with hardware store Turpentine.  They definitely need thinning to be sprayed, and they dry hyper-fast.  So it's easy for them to get pebbly.   Under those conditions, I won't want to be too far away from the surface of the model. 

 

I used them for brushing a month or so ago, and they were great for small things.  But just like their acrylics, they don't like to be touched with a brush a second time.

 

Gaz


  • TimHepplestone and Gigant like this

​We don't have social skills.  We build models.


#7 Peterpools

Peterpools

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25,111 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ridge, New York

Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:43 AM

Gaz
Never knew Tamiya had a line of enamels besides their acrylics and lacquers.
Could you post a few pics of the bottles.
Much appreciated
Peter
  • Gazzas likes this

B5WSeE.jpg


#8 TimHepplestone

TimHepplestone

    Hooked For Life

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 251 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Johannesburg, South Africa

Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:53 AM

Thanks Gaz. Much appreciated

cv8KuPS.png?4


#9 Gazzas

Gazzas

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,906 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Queensland, Australia

Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:23 AM

Gaz
Never knew Tamiya had a line of enamels besides their acrylics and lacquers.
Could you post a few pics of the bottles.
Much appreciated
Peter

tamiya-enamel-paint.png?t=1461804869

tamiya-enamel-paint-xf-22-rlm-grey-10ml-

 

 

 

Just like the old Testors bottles from the 70's but with a plastic cap.   I just bought the basic colors for hand painting but have mixed em to get different colors.

 

Gaz


Edited by Gazzas, 25 May 2018 - 09:24 AM.

  • Peterpools and CANicoll like this

​We don't have social skills.  We build models.


#10 Peterpools

Peterpools

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 25,111 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ridge, New York

Posted 25 May 2018 - 10:30 AM

Thanks Gaz
Haven’t seen them in thev states yet but I'll keep an eye out as I still
use enamels for a few specific tasks.
Peter
  • CANicoll likes this

B5WSeE.jpg


#11 williamj

williamj

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,097 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Penticton,British Columbia

Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:39 PM

This is what the "new"  Lacq . jars look like...same size as the Acryl.  just arrived in Canada.  havent seenm the small square enamel bottles at all.

 

   Tried the white already,thinned with Lacq.thinner....wonderful paint..as good as MRP.

 

xS7WUE.jpg


Edited by williamj, 25 May 2018 - 04:41 PM.

  • Out2gtcha likes this

#12 Out2gtcha

Out2gtcha

    Senior Member

  • LSP Moderator
  • 22,981 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Omaha, NE US

Posted 25 May 2018 - 05:48 PM

Wow, I didn't know about the Tam enamel OR lacquer in the little bottles.

I wonder if/when we will see these in the US?

#13 Vandy 1 VX 4

Vandy 1 VX 4

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,624 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Baa Baa Black Sheeps back yard So. California

Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:04 PM

The enamels have been out more than 10 years. They're just not imported into the states. I had to have mine smuggled in as I live in California. They have a nice tanium color that I use

Edited by Vandy 1 VX 4, 25 May 2018 - 06:04 PM.

  • Gigant likes this

Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker :beer4:

 


#14 Gigant

Gigant

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 814 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Louisiana

Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:08 PM

Tim,

    I was using matte colors, thinned with hardware store Turpentine.  They definitely need thinning to be sprayed, and they dry hyper-fast.  So it's easy for them to get pebbly.   Under those conditions, I won't want to be too far away from the surface of the model. 

 

I used them for brushing a month or so ago, and they were great for small things.  But just like their acrylics, they don't like to be touched with a brush a second time.

 

Gaz

 

 

In my experience with matt enamels, you should be able to handle and brush touch-up the model after overnight.

 

Now having said that I use regular paint thinner instead of turpentine, which as I understand takes longer to dry, which could account for your accelerated dry time and the rougher finsish.


  • Gazzas likes this

:innocent: Tom

My photo album: https://www.flickr.c...1984@N04/albums

 


#15 Gigant

Gigant

    Senior Member

  • LSP_Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 814 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Louisiana

Posted 25 May 2018 - 06:10 PM

The enamels have been out more than 10 years. They're just not imported into the states. I had to have mine smuggled in as I live in California. They have a nice tanium color that I use

 

Sounds like the work of some lobbyists working for Testors.


  • Vandy 1 VX 4 and Gazzas like this

:innocent: Tom

My photo album: https://www.flickr.c...1984@N04/albums

 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users