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MakingTamiya clear acrylic paint

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MakingTamiya clear acrylic paint
Posted by Calmo2 on Friday, June 1, 2018 1:12 PM

Hello: I was just wondering if you could make clear acrylic brown paint by mixing X-9 Brown with X-22 clear? I want to paint my " Revell '29 Ford T sedan delivery van" clear brown over tamiya X-11 metalic silver. Unfortunatley Tamiya doesn't make a clear Brown. Just wondering if I could make some mixing the the brown and the clear together. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks George.

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Posted by mini man on Friday, June 1, 2018 7:43 PM

George,try it on some scrap and see...........




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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, June 2, 2018 4:33 AM

I don't think it will make it 'slightly translucent' if that's you're aim. still, can't hurt to try a little sample by adding brown pigment in the clear. an alternative might be to add a bit of black to clear orange to darken it up, which tamiya does make.

what was the result you were looking for?

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Posted by Calmo2 on Saturday, June 2, 2018 11:56 AM

Thanks guys. Mini Man-Thanks, I am going to try and mix some brown and clear and see what happens. Aussiemusle - Thanks, I never thought about a lttle black mixed with clear orange!! I will try that. I have both. I have painted a 1967 Camaro SS 396 with X27 clear red over X11 chrome silver and it turned out great. Looks like real metalic red paint and that is what I am trying for with the brown on the 26 Ford delivery van. Thanks again guys.


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