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Duncan B

AK Interactive new acrylic paint sets for WW1 Aircraft, out now!

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I see that AK Interactive are releasing acrylic paint sets for WW1 aircraft subjects. 3 sets that I am aware of so far will cover German colours, RFC colours and clear dope/ linen. 

I will be getting some in so will update you with more info as and when I have it. 

 

Duncan B

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5 hours ago, Beardie said:

Wish they were enamels. Unfortunately I don't do acrylics.

 

'course ya do Beardie, think of Brut, 'splash it ALL over'! :whistle:

 

:sorry: couldn't resist!!

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Oh I splash it all over all right but only traditional good old fashioned oil based goop :D

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Interesting, I'm tempted to give them a try.

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On 7/28/2017 at 1:27 PM, Beardie said:

Wish they were enamels. Unfortunately I don't do acrylics.

Maybe Jamie at Sovereign Hobbies could be persuaded to do them? I'll have a word with him next time I see him.

 

Duncan B

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Now that would be handy :thumbsup: I think I saw some WWI colours when I browsed his site but the big one of course is the German Purple and a variety of blues and reds would be handy to touch up national insignia.

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9 hours ago, Beardie said:

Now that would be handy :thumbsup: I think I saw some WWI colours when I browsed his site but the big one of course is the German Purple and a variety of blues and reds would be handy to touch up national insignia.

Jamie is a very approachable Gent so maybe you should suggest those colours to him (if he doesn't already have them of course?). He is always looking to expand his range of colours.

 

Duncan B

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Interesting sets...

 

Does the 'Air Series' refer to the fact they're for aircraft or that they are intended for airbrushes?

 

John.

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On 8/8/2017 at 10:21 AM, johnd said:

Interesting sets...

 

Does the 'Air Series' refer to the fact they're for aircraft or that they are intended for airbrushes?

 

John.

Usually refers to them being for aircraft, the previous sets that I have in stock say they are for brush or airbrush and I certainly use them for brush painting details.

 

Duncan B

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After what seems like ages the new AK Interactive WW1 Aircraft colours have arrived in stock.

Duncan B

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for those who just can't live without fumes to sniff, Mr. Mertens at Drooling Bulldog seems to have really done his homework, right down to where to source the pigments. the transparency varies according to pigment, which is excellent for overpainted aircraft (even ones without lozenges underneath, like that infamous red triplane). i'm going with these. (Mr. Mertens will mix custom colors on request too, but he's got all the basic pigments already, especially for German kites). not seen his stuff yet but talking to him (on Facebook) convinced me

that said, Colourcoats would likely be an excellent choice, if their WWI colors are up to the standard of their maritime colors. i haven't investigated their WWI colors much because getting them shipped here would be... interesting, at best. but most of you are in the UK so if they've got your color and you can't stand acrylics, they'd be worth a try. 

 

a lot of people have said good things about Mr Paint, but i dont' know much at all about them.

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Got a couple of the sets from the Scale Model shop but somehow missed the doped linen set. Anyway I will give my opinion after trying them, The above Trader also sells them a bit cheaper, but realy what a good do with these and the 1/72 decals from Print Scale:penguin:

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Has anyone tried these paint sets out yet? I’d be interested to know what you think of them and if it is worth my restocking them. 

I’d also like to know if anyone has had any success brush painting them or what brand a beginner could use to brush paint RFC colours. 

 

Thanks folks

Duncan B

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I have the British and CDL sets on order and destined to be brush painted on a 1/72 Camel.  I'll put something up when I've given them a go.

 

Andrew

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edited to correct typo

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On 7/28/2017 at 7:36 PM, Beardie said:

Oh I splash it all over all right but only traditional good old fashioned oil based goop :D

 

I'm with you Beardie. Acrylics are the vegetarians of the paint world :)

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I've used some of the German WWI set (airbrush), and they worked very well. The little brush painting that I had to do was also successful although I didn't have to cover any real area.

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So the AK paints have arrived.  I have tried the PC10 on a mule, it brushes on very well, nice and smooth with minimal brush marks (nothing that a gentle rub down with micro mesh wont cure), it has taken 3 coats to achieve good colour depth, but I find that that is unusual for modern acrylics - much better than the 4 or 5 coats I need with Lifecolour.  While the paint is thin I expect that airbrushers may need to then a bit more.

 

Andrew

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I have the RFC set which is earmarked for (among other things) a 1:48 scale Pup I've started scratchbuilding, early days yet so it will be a few weeks (if not months ) before I start using it.

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