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I have just had a chat to my local model shop about "Tamiya 87133 - Finishing products - Enamel wash Grey", to see if they stock them.

Unfortunately they do not, but she has spoken to the company that imports them as said that they are unable to import them due to the toxic content that is in the product.

If I purchase aforementioned item will it be aloud to imported to this country. 

Or is there a supply in the UK I could purchase the paints from.

Puzzled. Terry [confused] [confused]  

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I have just had a chat to my local model shop about "Tamiya 87133 - Finishing products - Enamel wash Grey", to see if they stock them.

Unfortunately they do not, but she has spoken to the company that imports them as said that they are unable to import them due to the toxic content that is in the product.

If I purchase aforementioned item will it be aloud to imported to this country. 

Or is there a supply in the UK I could purchase the paints from.

Puzzled. Terry [confused] [confused]  


I bought mine a couple of months back. On both Amazon and Ebay their we many selling the whole set. But they have disappeared almost totally.

Emodels do not have any. I looked for some one else. But found these.
http://www.rcjaz.co.uk/tamiya-tools-paints-finishing-materials-enamel-detail-accessory-c-146_147_4071.html

But so many sellers forget to change their sites when they run out of items. tried and got to Check out so you may be in luck.

Very nice product. I used it on the last model and it worked well. The bottle has a nice very slender brush and it wicks well. I use
Tamiya enamel thinners to clean up and was very pleased with the final result.

Laurie

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Have you considered alternative products?

I use mig ammo panel line washes that come in lots of different shades and are very versatile, I get mine here....

http://www.snmstuff.co.uk/product-category/ammo-by-mig-jimenez/ammo-by-mig-jimenez-mig-ammo-panel-line-washes/

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Also tried Ammo Gnarkhill. A nice product but not a patch on the Tamiya. Wicks better, more control and cleans up better.

A note of warning. Tamiya is an enamel so use their panel line only on acrylics. Also on a gloss varnish as it will not clean
up cleanly on a matt paint finish.

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OK. I have purchased the panel washes "Ammo Mig PLW Medium grey and Stone Grey" as I am not sure if they are a enamel or water based. (It is not the sort of product to be used late at night.)  :-(

I had a spear set of wing doing nothing so I thought that I would have a practise with them to how I get on using them, First I like the way that they run around the panel lines, the problem is deciding what to use to clean the residue of with out damaging the paint on the model. I tried water, not very effective, Airbrush thinner by AV Vallejo, it appears that it is not strong enough to do a respectable job. I do like the effect of streaking that can be achieved when using this product.  

What is the best cleaning fluid to use that will not take the acrylic paint of the model that I am currently working on.  

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TBH I tend to wipe away after 5 mins with a clean paper towel, then if anything needs cleaning up I get the humbrol enamel thinners out.

They are enamel based so shouldn't effect your acrylic layers if a good gloss has been laid and it's treated a little carefully when cleaning

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Very hard to keep track now, of the plethora of finishing products from a multitude of companies. Are they an improvement over homemade washes eg oil/enamel + white spirit? [confused]
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Or is there a supply in the UK I could purchase the paints from.

Puzzled. Terry [confused] [confused]  


http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC1.A0.H0.Xtamiya+panel+line.TRS0&_nkw=tamiya+panel+line&_sacat=0

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC1.A0.H0.Xtamiya+panel+line.TRS0&_nkw=tamiya+panel+line&_sacat=0

Unfortunately that item is in "Japan" not the UK. As I said at the start the company that imports Tamiya products dose not import this item owning to the toxic content of the product.

Terry.

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The importer can say anything they like, I would say they are more concerned with profit margin and hassle than anything else. I mail order most supplies: paints, thinners, cement etc without issue. I would say grab them while you can. [biggrin]
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