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  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
AK Interactive Paints
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:12 AM

I am getting ready to start on my next project, Tamiya's big 1/32 P-51D Mustang.  Looking through my inventory of paint, I noticed that I am out of some of the colors I am going to need to even get started on this warbird.

Typically I have used Vallejo paints for most of my recent builds, but I noticed some of the exact colors that I need in the AK Interactive line.  ScaleHobbyist.com (where I am researching color selections) indicates these paints are lacquer-based. 

Anyone who has used these, is there anything I would need to do prior to laying down a lacquer-based paint?  Do I need to put down a good primer coat?  (I am looking at interior colors in this line, so an interior green, a green zinc chromate, an interior yellow green...)  Exterior colors will probably come out of my current inventory of paints, most likely Alclads but I also have an AK Interactive metal paint.

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:33 AM

Have you looked into Mission Model acrylics? It might be something to check out.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:38 AM

I could never get them to work,finally giving up on them.

I am sorry,it was the AK acrylic line that drove me crazy

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Katy (Houston), TX
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:57 PM

Thanks everyone.  I ended up getting some of the colors I needed from Mission, which I've heard great things about, and also a few basic colors from Tamiya.

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