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New Primer Color from Tamiya: Red Oxide
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 02:12 AM UTC
One more car now completed - this time a yellow reefer, factory painted but previously unlettered. Decals still come from San Juan.

(Plus one more shot of the red boxcar.)





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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 02:05 AM UTC
The decals for the railroad cars all came from San Juan Decals.

Their products are really top notch quality!
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 01:24 AM UTC
Michael,

Great find! There's something about those oxide/boxcar reds and browns that I realize I love. I counted about 2 dozen different hues in my paint rack a couple years ago.

The boxcars look great. What model company? I've found that many of the short-run decals and those of cottage manufacturers are as high-quality as big companies. Oddball Decals are, IIRC, as good as Cartograph.

Nice Arado.

Thanks for the comment on Tamiya Clear.
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:14 PM UTC
Thanks guys!

So far I am VERY HAPPY with the way those RR cars are turning out.
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:13 AM UTC
Interesting news, thanks for the heads-up Mike.

Very nice work on the boxcars as well.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 09:44 AM UTC
Good find. Thanks for the heads-up




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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 06:19 AM UTC
A sidebar regarding the use of the Tamiya Flat Clear (TS-80):

In truth I cannot recommend this product highly enough!

(This post below is lifted from a thread over in the Armor section of the KitMaker site)


My 2 cents worth on flat clear finish coats . . . .

For me the Tamiya Flat Clear #TS-80 (rattle can) is about the best (flattest) product out there. I spray a final coat of the product on my models in a misting circular motion while standing off 18" to 24" so the paint "falls" on the model surface already nearly dry. (You definitely do not want the paint landing "wet" as this will cause it to perhaps flow out and form a smooth - more shinny - surface. You want the paint to have a dry "tooth" in order to break up any possible reflective surface in the clear coat.)

In my experience this produces the flattest (most lusterless) paint surface I have ever experienced.
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It is hard to illustrate an ultra flat coating in a photograph but the curved ribs of this corrugated roof on the 1/35th scale Holt Tractor should be picking up highlights from the studio lights like crazy IF there were even the slightest shine left at all on the surface.



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The same treatment shown here, again using the Tamiya Flat Clear as a final sealer coating over paint and decals on this WIP 1/32 scale Arado.



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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 06:11 AM UTC
F.Y.I. - The decals come from San Juan Decals of Colorado.

IMHO - These decals are extremely well done, of very high quality and are extremely well researched - Highly Recommended!
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 05:40 AM UTC
A lucky discovery at my local hobby shop, just in time for a repaint project I had scheduled for my railroad paint shop:

Flat Red Oxide Primer - from Tamiya:

In my opinion, the more or less perfect "caboose red" color for repainting a couple of salvaged On30 boxcars. As seen below, I used this new product to handle a repaint and reletter project I had been planning. I had been wanting to create a couple of D&RGW narrow gauge cars for quite some time now.



A fresh repaint! - Tamiya Red Oxide Primer (New color from Tamiya.)



Decals in place - Future Floor Wax applied by brush both under and over the decal to completely entomb the transfers and hide the edges. (No Solvset used)

I know this looks gross (bad) right now but please see below.





The finished models: **
- Tamiya Flat Clear (TS-80) applied over the fully dry Future Floor Wax - The Flat Clear is first applied in a fairly heavy coat, then allowed to dry - Final coating of clear was sprayed at a distance (18" to 24") and allowed to go on as a nearly dry dusting. In the final dusting the Flat Clear paint really is allowed to just "fall" onto rather than being sprayed directly on the model.[/I]


** Models not quite finished as I still have more decals to add.
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 05:33 AM UTC
New Tamiya primer color RED OXIDE:
(New to me anyway!)

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Good for both Model Railroaders and Armor Modelers alike!