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Richard502

WEMCC ACS12 Soviet VVS AMT-12 Dark Grey

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Hello Jamie, 

Painting up an Accurate Miniatures Yak1b I expected something like this for colors:

http://hsfeatures.com/yak1btb_1.htm

While the WEM AMT-11 is close to that in the pic above and gave a nice glossy coat, the WEM  AMT-12 is distinctly greenish grey and ended up flat/matte. The tin is admittedly ancient, but I used an electrical paint stirrer. Which of the two versions is nearer to the original AMT-12? 

Richard

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Hi Richard,

 

If it's WEMCC something then it's probably very old indeed. Unfortunately WEM were one of several places which used Erik Pilawskii's book "Soviet Air Force Fighter Colours 1942-1945" in good faith. That publication has been roundly dismissed as non-factual by more more robust researchers since then and we revised the VVS paints a couple of years ago in line with more compelling arguments.

 

The revised ACS12 is a bit lighter and would be described as a slightly bluish-greenish grey. The revised ACS11 is also lighter and is a bluish grey. I now understand that fresh AMT-12 would have been somewhere between the old ACS11 and the old ACS12.

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Hi Jamie,

thank you for the information. So the search is on for a set of Sovereign Hobbies tins ... Which continental European distributer would have them in stock?

Richard

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