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Unread February 16th, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Default AKAN acrylic lacquers

Now available in faded and unfaded shades. Unfortunately, unlike the aqueous acrylics, we can only ship these paints surface to US addresses:

http://www.lindenhillimports.com/aka...iclacquers.htm
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Unread March 12th, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Very nice. Now can we get "unfaded" gray and gray-green for the MiG-29? The faded versions are way too dark. Thanks.
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Unread March 12th, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Oh, can we also get the Su-27 and Su-30 unfaded colors in both aqueous acrylics and lacquers? Thanks.
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Unread March 12th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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The aqueous acrylic MiG-29 colors are matched exactly to panels taken from surplus VVS MiG-29s at Kubinka.

What scale do you build in? If it's 1/72 or 1/48, as with all paints matched 1/1, you might want to consider taking scale effect into account when applying and lighten the shades.

Hope this helps.
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Unread March 12th, 2013, 03:35 PM
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I build in 1/48 and will try to lighten the shades. Thanks.
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Unread March 12th, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Theoretically you're supposed to 'de-intensify' a color by about 25% in 1/48 scale, but I'd think 10% white (or even better, lighter gray) would be a good rule of thumb for 1/48 MiG-29 colors. They're pretty low intensity in the first place...

The Su-27 colors are already available in both paint formulations.

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Unread March 12th, 2013, 05:26 PM
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I don't see the equivalent of AKAN 47301 Su-27 six-pack combo in non-faded version. I believe AKAN 46301 contains faded colors.
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Unread March 14th, 2013, 05:06 PM
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You're correct. However, there are next to no unfaded baseline Su-27s out there (this doesn't apply to the new and upgraded SMs, Su-30s and Su-35Ss). Bear in mind also that if you apply the Su-27 colors to a 1/48 scale kit without applying scale effect, the color intensity does approximate the unfaded colors.

Furthermore 73036, as the protective undercoat applied to the entire airframe, fades less than the other two darker colors. I learned from our correspondents in the Ukrainian Air Force that this protective undercoat is composed differently, and is supposed to protect the airframe for a full two years before it should be replaced.

AKAN tends to use the term 'faded' to imply that they have matched the color to an actual airframe. In most (but not all) instances, 'unfaded' implies that the colors were matched to a factory swatch or sample. The unfaded VVS tactical colors are an exception.

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