AK Interactive Aircraft Engine Effects Paint Review
|Date of Review||June 2014||Manufacturer||AK Interactive|
|Subject||Aircraft Engine Effects||Product Number||AK 2000|
|Pros||Tailored weathering for aircraft subjects||Cons||Price (see text)|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$19.99|
AK Interactive has been producing a very wide range of paints and weathering products over the last several years targeted to the armored fighting vehicle modelers. What you see here is one of the first releases being targeted to the aircraft modeler, and here is one that applies to all aircraft, the typical engine grit and grime.
This set contains three 35ml bottles of washes. The colors in this set include:
- Aircraft Engine Oil
- Aircraft Engine Wash
- Kerosene Leaks and Stains
This three-wash set is useful to any powered aircraft project. All engines use oil, though radial engines are notorious for leaking oil. If you walked out to an aircraft that doesn't have a puddle of oil on the ramp under the engine, call maintenance because the engine is out of oil. The oil wash allows you to replicate the light oil slime that flows under the fuselage as the leaked oil that pooled in the cowling is blown out while in flight. The Kerosene wash and stains is good for jet fuel as well as hydraulic stains/leaks. The Engine/Turbine Wash is handy to help the details on your jet or piston engine pop when this wash is applied.
The MSRP in the US for this set is $19.99 or over $6.00 USD per bottle though I've seen some shops charge more for the same set. You can order this set directly from AK Interactive's website for €10.50 (about $14.25 USD) or under $5.00 USD per bottle (plus shipping).
My sincere thanks to AK Interactive for this review sample!