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Florida, United States
Joined: February 08, 2013
KitMaker: 23 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 06:35 AM UTC
I'm thinking of using the AS-tan and AS-dark earth on the PCM MK.IXe.
They say it's an artificial acrylic that can be painted over with any other paint type.
Can't find a review.
Any opinions on "Tamaiya airplane (AS) spray paints?
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,965 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 07:10 AM UTC
AS paints are synthetic lacquers which means that they may attack enamel undercoats. You should probably seal any enamels on the model with an acrylic clear coat before spraying, and let the paints cure for a good long time before using the Tamiya paint.

The paint itself is really nice. It dries to a semi-gloss, covers very well and the colours are accurate. The spray is fairly broad and heavy right out of the can. Perhaps you might consider decanting it and spraying it from your airbrush as an alternative.
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 29, 2010
KitMaker: 1,151 posts
AeroScale: 985 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 09:28 AM UTC
It does come out heavy. If your judiciousness lapses for just a moment you can end up with too much paint on the model.
South Australia, Australia
Joined: August 14, 2007
KitMaker: 5,926 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 09:52 AM UTC
Very expensive way to buy paint. Just a few cans and you could have an airbrush and supply for lots of future projects. And as Richard said, it comes out way too fast for misting on even coats.