model paints by famous companies such as Testors and Tamiya are
popular. The Testors Model Master brand especially.
military colors and shades cover wartime vehicles, from tanks
to trucks to other armor and weapons.
just from past wars, all the way to WWI, but paint colors include
modern military vehicles as well.
contries are represented. From the RAF, the USSR, Germany, Isreali,
Italians, to of course, American military vehicles and tanks.
paints are traditionally flat (or what you would call Matte),
meaning, they don't have a shiny finish to them. Just like real
aircraft model paints are well represented. Colors like Gull Grey
and Blue Angel Blue are staples in the wide range of tones for
modern aircraft, such as jets. But older colors are available
for aircraft from WWI, such as biplanes, and prop aircraft from
some colors are limited, there are paints for naval vessels as
well, rounding out the full range of military paint colors for
paints take longer to dry. Testors recommend 48 to 72 hours
to cure. Enamel paints can be tacky, so you dont want to
handle the model after painting it. You will leave fingerprints
on it. Give the paint time to dry.
paints are traditionally a flat (matte) finish. But there
are a few which do have gloss in them.
TS series paints are a synthetic lacquer that dry in just
minutes and cure faster than traditional enamel paints. Tamiya
spray paints are not affected by acrylic or enamel paints.
These are especially formulated to work on plastic model kits.
TS Lacquer Paints
AS series paints are a synthetic lacquer that dry in just
minutes and cure faster than traditional enamel paints.
Tamiya spray paints are not affected by acrylic or enamel
paints. These are especially formulated to be used on plastic
Aircraft model kits (though, they could be used on other
plastic kits as well).
AS-series colors are designed to replicate specific aircraft
colors, but I've used them on cars and other kits with no
AS Lacquer Paints
always, test your paints before applying it to your final model
easiest way to test paints is to shoot them on cheap, white
plastic eating spoons. Paint them and label them.
you know what the color looks like in the future. It also
allows you to test combinations of different paints and top coats
so you know that chemically they are compatible.
(Fits Testors Enamel Cans,
possibly other paints as well)