Hataka Modern RAF Paint Set (Vol.5)

REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Eightx shades

One thing that modelers are not lacking is a choice of hobby paints. In recent years, those which are offered in 17ml 'eyedropper' bottles have become very popular in Europe and various bottle designs are used by major manufacturers. I personally like them as it makes getting the paint out of the bottles a lot easier than digging out of tinlets or having to pour from a glass jar.

Hataka is a line out of Poland and while they do water based acrylics, I prefer lacquers when it comes to painting. Lacquers do require additional precautions, but the improved quality of the paint along with the greater adhesion makes these types of paint worth it. I also find that lacquers provide a smoother finish. I've used these paints and really like them. So when I saw this set at a decent price, I went for it.

This particular set covers what is basically RAF Cold War colors. That includes Silver, White, Medium Sea Grey, Dark Green, Light Aircraft Grey, Dark Sea Grey, Camouflage Beige, and Black. Note that some of these shades seem the same as wartime RAF, but it is not always the case.  theater.

I've grown quite fond of these paints and I think that if you get the chance to use them, you will like them too.

August 2022

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