AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
use of acrylic paints of different brands
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Joined: April 24, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 10:50 PM UTC
Just wanted to know if I can use acrylic paints of different manufacturers on a same model. I'm not talking of mixing them, but can I for example for the 3 tone camo of German armour use the green from Tamiya, the yellow from Vallejo and the brown from Ammo/Mig.
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: July 04, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 11:09 PM UTC
I do not see any problem, just let them dry completely.
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: December 11, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 11:52 PM UTC
Tamiya, while touted as "acrylic" has a (synthetic?) lacquer base if I understand correctly.

in any event, I think it's prudent to use the 'hottest' paint as first coats and then work your way to the least aggressive vehicle.
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 11:57 PM UTC
No problems at all
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
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Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 01:42 AM UTC
I use AK, Vallejo, Ammo of Mig, Mission Models on the same kit, no problems. Make sure they dry completely tho to be sure you have issues.