Tamiya Mini XF-16 Flat Metallic Aluminium Paint is a non-toxic, water soluble paint designed for painting plastic model kits. We have found that it works very well on our wooden model aircraft and boats too. Paints are produced in three finishes, however, not all colours are available in all finishes. Gloss paints provide good coverage and flat paints are truly matt. Translucent colours are excellent for use on clear plastics for applications such as indicators and brake lights on model cars. All of the Tamiya Acrylic paints can be brushed on undiluted or they can be thinned and used with an airbrush. Water clean up means that your brushes and equipment will last for ages. The 10ml tub has a screw cap for mess free use and will cover a very reasonable area - certainly there is enough to cover one of our model boats in a single colour.
Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.
For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.
Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Nest Working Day.
Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.
For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.
A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.
The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.
For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.
These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.
For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!
This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.