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  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
AK Paints
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 08, 2018 1:43 PM

This paint line is a new addition to the ones carried at a LHS that I came across on my last visit. They have a LOT of colors not previously available such as the green for the interiors of US APCs/IFVs that I picked up.

Anyways, has anybody here used these paints yet? According to the guy at the shop, they can be airbrushed with Tamiya thinner. If they work as well as Tamiya, and are compatible with their thinner, with their extensive color selection, they sound like a great option. So please, any feedback, comments, critiques of these paints from members here?

 

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  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, February 08, 2018 2:45 PM
I have some ak acrylic paint but they are in eye dropper bottles like vallejo. Would like to know more about this type tho.

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  • Member since
    December, 2017
Posted by KyleBragger on Friday, February 23, 2018 8:59 PM
I just ordered a few myself. Tested tonight. Badger Patriot 105 w/ 0.5mm needle, thinned 1:1 with their AK "very compatible" thinner or whatever it's called (can't remember right now.) Spraying at 15psi on to some plasticard cleaned with IPA. In a word, the results were... confusing. Pieces of pigment as big as grains of salt were coming out in the form of extremely bad overspray. The finish itself is super smooth and looks great after a few passes, but the pigment thing is baffling. Really not sure what was going on there. Need to test some more thinner ratios, maybe Mr Leveling thinner etc. But so far, definitely not the result I was expecting...
  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:47 PM

Thanks for that recon report Kyle. Interesting that it happened that way for you. Especially the large grain overspray. When I do get around to trying them out myself, I’ll post my assessment here too. Their armor color selection is fantastic so I am really wanting to like them, even if they are a bit on the pricey side. 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Thursday, March 01, 2018 10:02 PM

I do hope these paints work out as they look good.  I'll report back when I try them.

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