Tamiya acrylic paints are made from water-soluble acrylic resins and are excellent for either brush painting or air-brushing. These paints can be used on styrene resins, Styrofoam, wood, plus all of the common model plastics. The paint covers well, flows smoothly, can be blended easily, and can be washed away with plain water prior to curing.

For airbrushing, the paint can be thinned using Tamiya X-20A Acrylic thinner or Tamiya Lacquer Thinner. Using Tamiya Lacquer Thinner will yield faster drying results and a harder finish.
X designated colors have a glossy finish while XF designated colors are flat finish.