AKAN USSR/Russian Air Force 1960-XXI

SET: 46315
PRICE: $26.00
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken


AKAN makes a wide selection of water based acrylics and specializes, or at least got its start in doing Soviet/Russian colors. I have used their water based paint in the past and generally liked it, but my preference is for paints that I can thin with solvents, particularly lacquer thinner.

When I read that AKAN had produced a line of acrylic lacquers, I knew I had to invest in some of them. So I bought several sets. One of them is this one for modern aircraft as listed on the header card. Behind the paints are photos of several camouflaged planes and on the back is a two view of an Su-25 using these shades and an advert of other sets in this series.

This set includes six colors, all marked as faded. There is a blue, emerald green, two shades just marked as green with one being more of a brownish shade and a sand, which looks pretty dark and a red-brown. I opened one of the bottles to see if it perhaps smelled like Tamiya or Gunze acrylic lacquers and have to say that the odor is quite strong, so it is definitely the type of paint for which I have been seeking. If I can ever get out a small building slump and start on an appropriate kit, I'll be using this set to paint it.

March 2017

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