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Zephyr107 Jan 2021 3:02 p.m. PST

Trying to find a chart or list for the XF range (my google-fu is weak.) Can find lists with Vallejo etc., but I'm looking for the cheaper sorts of paints (Americana, Apple Barrel, etc… ;-)
Thanx in advance!

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2021 9:53 p.m. PST

I'd like to see that too.

I've found lots of equivalency lists for various "serious" model paint lines, but none have ever included the craft acrylics. There are times when I wish I could just go pick up the right blue or green or brown for a high-coverage project.

- Ix

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2021 6:02 a.m. PST

I always use the craft acrylic paints as mentioned. They are so much cheaper and do a good job for me. If there is a color that I need that is not represented in the MANY various colors offered in the ranges, Then I just mix colors together until I get the right color that I want. Always works for me.
I also use the Walmart's ranges of primer and flat clear coat.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2021 7:57 a.m. PST

wargames @ Nordalia used to have a chart of craft paint recipes to Vallejo paints but the site seems to have gone down a couple years ago.

Thanks to internet magic though I've found it on the Internet Archive and re-posted it to my blog.


from there I'm sure you can find a vallejo to tamiya chart somewhere.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 1:57 p.m. PST

You, sir, rock. You rock very hard indeed.

Well done. Thank you.

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whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 3:42 p.m. PST

most of my WWII armies are painted using those recipes. after a wash and highlights they look great.

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