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Is there a Tamiya paint mixing chart???
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 09, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 07:02 PM UTC
By now there should be a mixing chart for Tamiya paint for Axis and Allied armor. Is there a mixing chart that most accept as reasonably accurate? I would also like a mixing chart for modern armor but WW2 would be a start.
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Joined: December 21, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC


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North Carolina, United States
Joined: April 29, 2014
KitMaker: 498 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC
Part of the problem is Tamiya changes formulas for some colors, ie XF-62 OD. They also add new paints that can make formulas obsolete, ie XF-85 Tire Black comes to mind.

I find it hard to keep up with all the new colors. A quick search online even at Tamiya makes it hard to know what is out there for their colors. I found some at a small local hobby shop. ie XF-87 IJN Gray (Maizuru Arsenal). I don't recall if it was at the shop or not but XF-88 Dark Yellow 2 might be a better German mix.