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 Post subject: Tamiya Haze Gray
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Any Tamiya paint users out there have a good recipe for making haze gray for a modern USS New Jersey? I’m aware they make it in a rattle can but don’t want to go that route. Also not interested in other paint brand recommends ... I’d prefer to stick with what I know. Thanks for any suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya Haze Gray
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:26 pm 
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I understand modern haze gray is different than WWll haze gray, but I have started with Tamiya XF 19 Sky Gray and lightened it accordingly to haze gray paint chips (maybe add a VERY little blue).
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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya Haze Gray
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:30 pm 
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I agree XF-19 Sky Grey is a good place to start. Of course I’m out of that at the moment so I experimented a bit. The following ratio doesn’t seem too bad:

3 parts XF-53 Neutral Grey
5 parts XF-2 Flat White
1 part XF-55 Deck Tan

One thing I know for sure ... XF-66 Light Grey should not be considered light or grey. It’s quite dark and it has a distinct blue hue.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya Haze Gray
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:58 am 
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I found this suggestion in another thread and it works great. I mixed a batch that I used for brush touch-up, on a kit that I spray painted overall with Tamiya Haze Grey:

Testors Model Master Acrylic US Navy Blue Gray M-484
Testors Model Master Acrylic Neutral Gray 36270

Mix about 3 parts US Navy Blue Gray, 1 part Neutral Gray.


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya Haze Gray
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:23 pm 
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Painting my 1:192 Missouri and Alaska i mixed color from the "Golden" brand artists acrylics (bottle not tube) to match appropriate color chips. There are various discussions on colors and mixing elsewhere on this board which are quite helpful. Haze Grey is a little imprecise as it will depend on the time period described. The modern BB63 and the 1945 CB1 are different indeed!


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya Haze Gray
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:00 am 
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XF-19 sky grey lightened with white is my choice. After painting a light blue filter to give that slight blue tint.
I'd suggest just trying out and see what pleases your own eyes the most and go with that. :thumbs_up_1:


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 Post subject: Re: Tamiya Haze Gray
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:23 am 
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Bill Gormley wrote:

One thing I know for sure ... XF-66 Light Grey should not be considered light or grey. It’s quite dark and it has a distinct blue hue.

I've been disappointed with Tamiya colors more than once. Their paint color doesn't always match the cover color, and sometimes they are really off!
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