Paint Review: Tamiya Acrylic Paint (Flat)

This paint is one that I could use all the time if I had to. It’s score is lower than Vallejo Model Air. Model Air is actually good paint for brushing.

Tamiya Acrylic Paint (Flat)
  • Self Leveling
  • Need for Additives
  • Coverage
  • Proper Drying Time
  • Compatibility
  • Stippling
  • Fingerprinting
  • Adhesion
  • Line Drawing
  • Availability
  • Color Selection
  • Smell
  • Price
  • Packaging


Smell and the need to add several milliliters of Windex to make it usable, plus the problem of the strong solvent dissolving previous coats makes this paint more problematic than might otherwise be. The glossy Tamiya paint is the stuff that I use quite a lot. The self leveling qualities of the gloss acrylic are legendary. This stuff…not so much.


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