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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)10:03 UTC+1 No.4410023 Report

My Tamiya paint got delivered

Why do I need to thin the paint again guys?
Can't I just use it straight out of the bottle?
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)10:06 UTC+1 No.4410024 Report

You can paint with it straight out of the bottle. Hell you can drink it straight out of the bottle if you feel so inclined, it's your paint.

thinning your paint will produce a thinner, more even coat and will reduce brush marks.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)10:23 UTC+1 No.4410030 Report

i hope you're not using that for hand painting, otherwise, enjoy your streaky textured messes, even when thinned properly.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)10:29 UTC+1 No.4410034 Report

People with parkinson's shouldn't be painting
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)11:09 UTC+1 No.4410046 Report

Isopropyl alcohol is what you thin tamiya paints with, (or tamiya thinner which is mostly Isopropyl alcohol) . do not thin them with water

This guys is also right, I hope you're airbrushing them.
Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)12:53 UTC+1 No.4410110 Report

Thirded; Tamiya wants to lift on the second coat, and you need a ton of retarder to keep it from drying on the brush. Something like Vallejo would be a better choice for hand brushing.
Anonymous 09/11/14(Thu)15:12 UTC+1 No.4411520 Report

Tamiya is known for using a proprietary thinner. Only use tamiya brand thinner with it. Also tamiya is good with air brushes but not great with hand painting.
Anonymous 09/14/14(Sun)01:39 UTC+1 No.4415549 Report

Don't listen to these assholes, anon. You can thin these using water, no problem. I do it regularly.
Anonymous 09/14/14(Sun)01:42 UTC+1 No.4415551 Report

>Only use tamiya brand thinner with it.

I thin my tamiya with 91% alcohol all the time. you can even thin it with water but I dont recommend it.
Anonymous 09/14/14(Sun)02:06 UTC+1 No.4415579 Report

agreed. I have no problem using water.
also, it cleans up pretty well with Windex.

if the paint is drying out, use their thinner. if you just want thinner paint, use water
Anonymous 09/14/14(Sun)02:33 UTC+1 No.4415615 Report

The problem with water is that water is polarized, meaning that the molecules have a positive and negative end. That means your paint thinned with water is more likely to pool than when thinned with alcohol.

If you dont believe me, take some paint and thin some with water, and some with alcohol. Now dip a plastic spoon into each and observe the results.
Anonymous 09/14/14(Sun)13:14 UTC+1 No.4416282 Report

The point is, it can be thinned with water. And while using alcohol or an official thinner may work best, in many instances water will suffice (not to mention, cheaper and more convenient).
Anonymous 09/14/14(Sun)13:29 UTC+1 No.4416288 Report

Might as well suggest to paint with your dick and fingers.
Sure, that'll work too and it's far cheaper than using a hair brush or air brush, but it's a pretty shit way to do it.
Anonymous 09/14/14(Sun)17:16 UTC+1 No.4416529 Report

You're exaggerating. Done it plenty of times, and it works fine. Maybe you should try getting some experience instead of just pulling crap out of your ass.
Anonymous 09/14/14(Sun)17:18 UTC+1 No.4416531 Report

I use water and a drop of alcohol or two. Also, key to brushesnis to keep the brush damp, if it dries and stiffens it leaves alot more marks.
Anonymous 09/14/14(Sun)17:28 UTC+1 No.4416540 Report

I've been building models for more than 20 years.
I have a shit ton of stuff i don't even use anymore, like Tamiya paints.

A 32oz bottle of alcohol costs about $1.00.
More than half of what those tiny pots of Tamiya used to cost me.
If you're not going to buy at least that, maybe you shouldn't painting anything.
Don't half ass it.
Anonymous 09/16/14(Tue)21:41 UTC+1 No.4420571 Report

The point is, it's not as efficient, and calling people assholes for giving them the more genuine option is out of line.

Get your head out of your ass.
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