A brave book to make the claim it does on the cover but if Steve Zaloga has had an input its got some fact to it. And on a day when I look to use a time of Humbrol 150 as a good match for modern Russian green (rather than the MMP option) we have yet another option, bound to see the others come up with their options but if this is as good as Tamiya AND colours offer a wider range than Tamiya then this looks the business interesting that the colours are not modulated but go for the authentic approach.
Who here is old enough to remember when you could get Humbrol Authentics that you could brush paint?
My thoughts as well already have a spray room full of paints, any one want some Ammo Of Mig going cheap? I'm serious but please dont ask me to list the colours! Swop you Gary for the Authentics US Marine green, French Artillery green great names!
It's well timed that AK release this range. Mig has been schmoozing the boss of Gunze while in Japan and it wouldn't surprise me to see some collaboration going on there to. Gunze had long been the go to paint for aircraft colour matching so it's be worth waiting to see what Mig's response to AK's release will be.
There are some great “finally” colours amongst those. IVORY, the magical ivory for panzer interiors!!!!! Just to name one. And IDF colours. Not sure how you buy them. They won’t be in the shops I presume and the post doesn’t always like paints. Hats off to them.
This new product appears very similar to Tamiya, and will give a much wider range of colours. Just getting very pleasing results with the AK acrylics and now I have this range to fill the gaps in that range. Good commercial practice.
I will be interested to give them a go. I've never really cared for Tamiya acrylics, finding them a bit odd to use and smelly but mostly the colour range is like a trip back to the 80s. however that lovely matt finish is the best point So adding a really good colour range it has to be worth giving it a go
Shame they went for pots, the dropper bottles are so easy to use for airbrushing, just drops into the cup and I find them less wasteful. Maybe I should decant these and tamiya into old dropper bottles..
I love using the Tamiya range. Super easy to mix and plenty of paint recipes out there when you need custom colours. Would be great to have more colours that you can use straight out of the bottle, as this AK range will have.
I find the normal Orange tops are fine for brush painting, they can be a bit thin but it's often nicer to put a couple of thin coats on and build up the shade.
Don't forget you really should be putting them over primer if you want to brush paint them.
Yeah the airbrush colours from AK and Mig are on the thin side for brushing (and always need hard mixing), but they do fine used in layers and for detailing. Also can leave them a minute or two on the palette. My Afrika Korps figures below were painted with all AK standard acrylics and a brush so they do work.
Generally I would take Vallejo any day for brushwork over AK/Mig, but some of the AK/Mig colours are lovely and subtle and hard to get elsewhere. I now mostly use Vallejo where the colour is available and for the 'generics' like black and white and AK/Mig for historical colours. Obviously these new ones are interesting as the coverage is likely to be better, but there will be tradeoffs I am sure.
olive drab wrote: Tamiya have just released their own true lacquer range. These are different to their current "acrylics"which are not true acrylics as they have a flammable warning on the label of each pot.
Be interesting to see what thinner has to be used with the Tamiya.
I won't to give the AK paints a lash, has anyone see a release date??
This link from the AK Interactive videos link shows the new lacqer being sprayed after mixing with other commonly available thinners, although personally don't believe a piece of paper is the best medium to spray a demo on, would prefer a plastic surface both primed and non primed.