This set contains 6 acrylic camouflage colours used by both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps throughout the Second World War. Paint any vehicle used by the U.S. Army in the mild climate theatre of operations (Europe, Pacific), desert (Africa and Italy) and arctic climate (snowy terrains). This set also makes it possible to paint from the colourful camouflage colours used by the Marines in the Solomon Islands, or the army vehicles used in the invasion of Sicily with striking patterns in two shades of green and sand. Furthermore, this set is ideal for combining with the colours from the set AK4210 US Army & USMC Green Colours.
It is part of AK Interactives ‘AFV Series’ paints. ‘AFV’ stands for Armoured Fighting Vehicle. These paints are historically accurate and use top quality components to exacting standards in their special formula.
What’s more, the colours take into account the effect of scale reduction. For example, a model tank reflects less light than an actual full-size tank. Therefore, this means the colour applied to the model must be of a lighter shade to look the same as the full-sized version. If you applied the exact same shade of paint to both the full-sized version and the model, then the model would appear darker as it reflects less light.
AK acrylic paints are water soluble and it is possible to apply them by brush and airbrush. Ready to use straight from the bottle; simply shake, and the paint is ready to go. Dilution is not necessary when airbrushing AK paints. Additionally, AK paints are free of odours unlike aggressive solvent based paints.
However, when painting camouflage or fine lines, add a few drops of the specially formulated thinner AK-712. Useful with all acrylic paints, AK-712 improves the performance of the paint.