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 Author  Topic: Best AK Interactive Laquer colors to use for 1/35 late war boat
Deloshogg

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Of the AK Interactive Real Colors (lacquer) which are best for a late war boat? AK interactive lacquer paints flow through my gun beautifully and will not use another besides Life Colors (from Italy) as a close second. Would any members mind suggesting the best AK Interactive Real Color paint numbers that I should look to use on my 1/35 80 foot Elco late war boat. Thanks in advance

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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I did not know they made model paint up in Alaska?

Jerry Gilmartin
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JEno

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I glanced at their web site and did not see any marine colors. The only selections I saw were for aviation and ground (army/ armour) colors.


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Deloshogg

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Jeno, you are correct, just yesterday I studied the AK RC RACK at my local shop and the Navy was sadly left out:( Their WWII British and German colors run beautifully through my H&S gun w/ no fouling thus I want to use their paints for my PT and sub projects... At this point as they do not have dedicated PT or Sub colors I'll have to play match up which is fine and not the first time

BTW appreciate this site and all the information that's been collected and offered.

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I would recommend True North or Colourcoats. They are enamel paints but that's where you'll find the match you're looking for.

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While I know that they are not lacquer, nor enamel, I have found a way to color match, in acrylic, that has proved very successful. At least in my local store, Home depot has introduced new color matching machines. I took color sample from Snyder & Short, and they matched them, to my old eyes, perfectly. I ordered sample sizes in flat finish and I added Floetrol, made by Flood. I brushed the paint on, and it smoothed beautifully. NO brush marks.
Clean up was easy, it's acrylic. I have not tried shooting it thru a gun.


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